Three gruesome horror movies from 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' franchise. 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (2003) is the modern re-make of Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic horror film, based on the Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein. Whilst on a road-trip through Texas, a group of teenagers pick up a hitchhiker on her way to score some dope in Mexico. The kids decide to go with her but on their way through a small town in Travis County they come across another girl covered in blood and seemingly traumatised by some horrific event. The teenagers soon find themselves inadvertently involved with a family of murderous cannibals and chased by Leatherface, a chainsaw wielding madman. In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Beginning' (2006), it is 1969 and the war in Vietnam is raging. Two young men, Dean (Taylor Handley) and Eric (Matt Bomer) are spending a last weekend with their girlfriends before being shipped overseas to the war. While on the road they get into an accident that calls the local sheriff (R. Lee Ermey) to the scene. But what the young friends don't know is that the 'sheriff' is really the psychopathic uncle of Thomas Hewitt - a deformed, demented killer who will become known as Leatherface. In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 - Leatherface' (1990), directed by Jeff Burr, two friends begin a simple and uneventful drive to Florida to deliver a car. But the trip soon becomes a voyage to hell when they hit the backroads of a barren Texas county and meet up with a monstrous serial killer. Despite all the gore, the film is really a comic take on the horror genre.