The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 2003 American slasher film and a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. The fifth installment in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, the film was directed by Marcus Nispel, written by Scott Kosar, and produced by Michael Bay. It was also co-produced by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper, co-creators of the original film.
The film is the first of many horror remakes to come from Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company which also released the remakes The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. The film was released in the United States on October 17, 2003. It grossed $107 million against a $9 million budget. It has a 36% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which called it "an unnecessary remake". A prequel was released in 2006, titled The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.