"If you do something for long enough, you eventually start to like it."
|Year of birth:||1948|
|Year of death:||1969|
|First appearance:|| The Texas Chainsaw|
Massacre: The Beginning
|Portrayed by:||Jordana Brewster|
Chrissie was the main protagonist in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning portrayed by actress Jordana Brewster.
She is one of the first group of victims of the Hewitt family collective in their first massacre which occured in July 1969. She was formerly the girlfriend of young Vietnam war soldier Eric as well the bestfriend of his younger brother Dean's girlfriend Bailey.
Chrissie was the fourth and final member of the group to perish though the one to have not been originally taken away to the Hewitt residence following Eric's jeep accident.
Chrissie was a young woman in her apparent mid-twenties who lived in Texas in the late 1960s. She was in a relationship with a man named Eric who had just completed a tour in Vietnam and was preparing to go back.
Chrissie was very much in love with Eric and the two planned on starting a family together after the war. Eric's brother Dean, was expected to join him, but at the last minute, he decided to burn his draft card.
Along the way, they were accosted by a gang of bikers, which resulted in a roadside accident. As their vehicle flipped over, Chrissie was thrown clear of the car and landed in the bushes.
The local sheriff, a man named Hoyt stopped by, but he quickly proved to be an even larger threat than the bikers.
He shot a biker chick to death and then tormented Dean, Eric and Bailey as Chrissie watched from the underbrush. Eric saw that she had made it clear and gestured to her to keep quiet. Sheriff Hoyt took the three of them back to his farmhouse.
Chrissie had to make peace with one of the offending motorists who drove her to the sheriff's home as he believed that his girlfriend was still alive and had been abducted.
When they arrived, they found a veritable chamber of horrors as they discovered that the sheriff was the head of a family of psychotic cannibal murderers. She sneaked into the house and found Eric, who had been strapped to a table in a basement workshop.
She was unable to free him and had to hide as the sheriff's nephew, Thomas Hewitt came downstairs. Thomas skinned Eric alive and then disemboweled him with a chainsa while Chrisie was able to do nothing.
He then removed the man's face and applied it to his own as some sort of macabre mask. Thus, the killer know as Leatherface was born.
Chrissie was captured by the rest of the Hewitt family and brought to the kitchen where Bailey and Dean were forced to attend a freakish dinner. Presumably the main course was Holden, the biker who accompanied Chrissie to the house, who had been killed earlier.
After watching in horror as Leatherface kill Bailey right before her eyes, Chrissie managed to escape again and Leatherface gave chase.
She leaped through the window of the house and outside and continued running. She got into a car and sped away, but unfortunately for her, Leatherface had been hiding in the back seat. He impaled her from behind with his chainsaw and the car ran off the road.
She is the only main hero in the series to not survive.