Movie: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
With its cast of soon-to-be stars, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is horror’s most unlikely launching pad for A-list Hollywood talent. And, no, we’re not talking about co-stars Robert Jacks or Tonie Perensky—yeah, we have no clue who they are, either. But we do know one thing both of those folks can say with their chests puffed up, though: “We once acted in a film alongside a future Oscar winner and The Lincoln Lawyer.” Playing the forgettable, oddly goofy sequel’s “final girl” heroine, a then-unknown Renée Zellweger fought for survival against a crazed, homicidal hillbilly with a robotic leg, played by none other than Matthew McConaughey, himself just a struggling actor at the time. Wonder if they reminisce about the scene in which McConaughey’s face gets chopped off by a plane’s wing at those Academy Award parties.