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Caroline Williams revealed to Dread Central that she considers the character Vanita 'Stretch' Brock to have reappeared in two further films, only one of them part of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series.
She appears in the uncredited role of a TV reporter in Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) and, according to Williams, the director Jeff Burr told her "Look, I don't know how long these Chainsaw films will carry on, but I want to keep your character alive. I don't want to get rid of you. You are not mentioned anywhere in this screenplay, but I want to make sure that for the ages if anybody wants to revisit Stretch, it HAS to be you. [You will] be seen in Part III, the fans will know it's you."
In Hatchet III (2013) Williams plays the news reporter Amanda Palmer and she says that "BJ McDonnell told me, 'She's Stretch. That's what we're doing here.' I played the character of Amanda precisely as she would be. Stretch grew up, she changed her name, she married a law enforcement guy played by Zach Galligan, and she split [from him] because she's a woman who is obsessed with pursuing these legends... these myths, which in her mind are NOT myths."
Williams also appeared in _Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016)_ as a character called "Stretch", but Williams doesn't include this in her description of Vanita Brock's other movie appearances.
Obvious stunt double for Lefty when he uses the chainsaw to slice the big log.
At the very end of the closing credits, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre logo appears briefly and the end title song is replaced by a loud chainsaw buzz noise.
A new DVD version was released in Australia in late 2006 with all scenes corrected.
$2,822,439 (USA) (24 August 1986)