Storyline:On the farm of the Sawyer family, the daughter of local sheriff Hal Hartman (Stephen Dorff) was found dead in the summer of 1955. Although the Sawyers can not be proven to be murderers, Hartman, in revenge, orders Verna Sawyer (Lili Taylor) to be deprived of custody of her son Jedidiah and sent to a mental hospital. Ten years later, Verna helps some inmates flee to finally be able to train their son as a killer in the spirit of the family tradition. In fact, he finds himself among a group of four dangerous adolescents who take a hostage with nurse Lizzy (Vanessa Grasse). However, it is unclear in which of the patients it is about him, but they have been given new names for their own protection. Sheriff Hartman takes up the chase ... Prequel to Tobe Hooper's horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre".