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W.E. Slaughter appeared in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. He was portrayed by Joe Stevens.In the 1994 film Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, a character named W.E. Slaughter appears as a main antagonist. A relative of the Slaughter family, W.E., like them, is an agent for a powerful shady government organization who has the family forcibly employed for the purpose of terrorizing society. His fate in the film is left ambiguous, as his head is bashed with a hammer by the increasingly unstable Vilmer Slaughter and he does not appear again, leading to the possibility the attack could have killed him, or at least incapacitated him.Despite his somewhat stereotypical redneck appearance and general insanity, the W.E. Slaughter (who's full name is never given), appearing in this film is depicted as being highly cultured, continually quoting famous historical figures and works of literature, even while torturing people. He often bickers with Vilmer's wife Darla, stating that before she entered the family, it was W.E. who "put things together", referring to the murders. W.E. appears to own a gas station/country store and an old pickup truck. Walter also favors a cattle prod while torturing people, and his brother Leatherface for that matter. During dinner, W.E. is seen talking to his mute Grandfather about the decline of family values.According to the original 1974 film's art director Robert A. Burns on the audio commentary for the special edition DVD, that the gas station/bbq stand owned by Jim Siedow's character the Old Man, was named "W.E. Slaughter's" by Tobe Hooper & Kim Henkel.

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