DELETED SCENES

HOYT PROTECTS THOMAS (0:15)



1. In a short scene cut from the final print, a 1960s-era car pulls up and comes to a stop. Out comes a young-looking Hoyt, who yells at a group of kids offscreen: "Hey, kids, get the hell away from him!" This is presumably to protect young Leatherface and establish the connection they show later when Hoyt persuades Leatherface to kill Holden, the biker, saying "he's like all the others".


MOTEL SCENE- EXTENDED (5:37)



2. The motel scene was originally a lot longer. Eric and Chrissie talk about Vietnam and their future together, including how many kids they are going to have, their names, and Eric puts a cracker jack ring on her finger and pulls her into the water. Meanwhile, inside the hotel, Dean and Bailey's scene runs a bit longer, and she is disappointed when he can't "perform". They then discuss the pros and cons of telling Eric that Dean is not going to join him in Vietnam. Bailey thinks he's scared, and they start to get into it, when Eric knocks on the door and tells him to be ready at 1700 hours. Unlike the theatrical release, they actually show Eric knocking on the door. Bailey then asks Dean "what's 1700 hours", and then Dean, in turn, yells out to Eric, "what's 1700 hours?"


LUDA MAE SCOLDS HOYT (0:28)



3. After bringing Dean, Eric and Bailey to the farm, there was a scene where Luda Mae and Hoyt argue. In it, Luda Mae says, "People are gonna come lookin' for 'em, I know it. You have made a big mistake. Boy, are you dumb". Hoyt then responds with, "I ain't made no god damn mistake, mama". Luda Mae interrupts him and tells him to watch his mouth, and Hoyt simply corrects himself with "darn mistake" and then insists that "nobody is gonna miss those creatures, not one person, not now, not when they gone". But Luda Mae will just not let it go, and continues to tell him that "somebody is gonna come lookin' for 'em". Hoyt, who finally had enough, just tells Luda Mae to "let me handle it, goddamnit mama", and walks away.


CHRISSIE FINDS DEAN- EXTENDED (1:13)



4. The scene where Chrissie finds Dean in the bear trap was originally longer. As she approaches the house, she finds Dean in the trap. She tries to free him, but Dean grimaces in pain and says "no". He explains to her that "they tortured us" and that she needs to go get help. Chrissie says there's no help to go for, and asks where Eric and Bailey are. He answers, "in the house". Chrissie then tells Dean she has to go inside, but that she'll come back for him. He begs her not to, and groans "no" as she walks away.



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