“There’s a lot to unpack here and the only suitable thing to say is ‘holy shit.’”
— Ian West, LETTERBOXD
Somewhere between ZOMBIE 4 and TROLL 2, writer/director Claudio Fragasso set out to direct a suspense thriller about a suicidal beauty, an unstable sleazebag, and a masked killer with a razor-fingered glove who wasn’t Freddy Krueger. But when the producers received Fragasso’s cut, they hired his former partner Bruno Mattei (THE OTHER HELL, ROBOWAR) to shoot additional scenes of graphic gore and released it in Italy as TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3. The result is part sicko giallo, part depraved slasher, and 100% batshit insanity — now scanned in 4K from the original camera negative.