Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III ★★

Weirdly not bad but also oddly terrible

Does that make sense? Did anyone making this film care? Why would I?

Also why does Leatherface's mask keep getting worse and worse as the series goes on? It's kind of like how each Halloween film increases its budget but the Mike Myers mask keeps getting cheaper looking. I have no explanation.

There are some actually pretty impressively framed shots and Ken Foree lights this thing up the best he can but a lack of grimy grindhouse kills pretty much makes this sequel closer to the likes of Wrong Turn than the original.

One of the greatest trailers for a film I've ever seen is wasted on putrid, rotten mediocrity.