"I don't know about you guys, but I happen to like my teeth right where they are."
-Pepper to Erin, Morgan and Andy regarding the Old Crawford Mill row of teeth with braces on them
Pepper Harrington is one of the final five victims of the Hewitt family mad and macabre and one of their final four victims to perish, as well as one of the final five victims of the madness and macabre of the Hewitt family overall.
She was portrayed by Erica Leerhsen in the 2003 remake The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
She is the character equivalent to Pam of the original 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Pepper was a hippie girl who was hitchhiking through West Texas in 1973. On August 18th, a van of youths including Kemper, Erin, Morgan and Andy picked her up in El Paso on their way back from Mexico.
Pepper developed an attraction to Andy and felt that their meeting up was "synchronicity". As the group traveled on to Travis County, Pepper and Andy spent most of the time in the back of the van making out.
On August 18th, the group picked up a hysterical teenage girl walking down the road. They were all fairly concerned about her appearance and the situation only worsened when the girl produced a revolver and blew her brains out.
Everyone freaked out, but Pepper seemed to take it the worst and was either too high or too emotionally unstable to contain herself.
The group stopped at the Cele Community Center in the hopes of getting some help, or at the very least, reporting the incident.
Pepper and Erin also tried to avail themselves of the outhouse out back, but after seeing how filthy it was, decided otherwise. Peppper then sprayed down the inside of the van with air freshener.
She journeyed along with the group to the Old Crawford Mill, where they had hoped to find the local sheriff to aid them. Instead, all they found was a strange little boy named Jedidiah, who told them that the sheriff was at home getting drunk.
The group eventually found themselves at the Hewitt residence. One by one however, each of them began turning up missing.
It wasn't until nightfall that Pepper realized that the family was a group of psychotic cannibal serial killers. When one of their clan, Thomas Hewitt came after Erin and her, they tried to escape in Kemper's van, but this proved fruitless.
Pepper tried running away from him, but Thomas caught up to her and ran a chainsaw through her back while she was lying face-down in the dirt.