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The Texas Chainsaw MassacreMovie (Horror)

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American horror film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote it with Kim Henkel. It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the proprietor, and Leatherface, the main antagonist. The film follows a group of friends who fall victim to a family of cannibals while on their way to visit an old homestead. [Wikipedia]

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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    8.9Fantastic!

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    DJ JJ Slider wrote his opinion about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    5 months ago

    Man, talk about a slow burn. Texas Chainsaw Massacre starts as an innocent hippie road trip film, but then things slowly slip downhill from there. The college kids in the minivan run into a creepy hitchhiker who just happens to stab someone in the van. Sure it's gruesome, but that nowhere near as bad as what happens when the kids stop at an abandoned house. They get picked off, one after another. By the time the last victim gets captured, I was glued to the edge of my seat. Texas Chainsaw is one hell of a thrill ride.

    Score: 9.0 (Fantastic!)

    Robert Berlin wrote his opinion about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    2 years ago

    Spooky Scary Horrorthons 3 - Film #2

    Filthy is a word that I would use to describe The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, because from the very first seconds this film just feels filthy. A macabre sculpture of human remains gets all the focus from the camera as a news anchor barks on in the background about horrific crimes and death, two subjects that will be given great amounts of attention in this film.

    The typical group of teenagers on their way to certain death get their first lick with terror when they make the unwise decision to pick up a hitchhiker in the middle of nowhere, a decision that leads to an extremly uncomfortable encounter that ends with a vicious knife attack. Obviously the terror doesn't end when they throw out the hitchhiker, they haven't even met his family yet!

    Soon the unlucky group runs out of gas and they are now stuck in the deepest parts of the southern US without any means of transportation. They find a nearby house that may have some gas in it and without any warning he appears. Leatherface. Everyone's favorite hillbilly psycho, the man that popularized the chainsaw as a tool of murder and the man that pulls double duty as the clumsy son and passionate housewife. Slowly and surely he sends the teenagers to their doom, like lambs to the slaughter, apparently his family has quite the history with the meat industry. Soon there is only one female left in the group, barely alive and with the lingering threat of chainsaw constantly around. Just when she thinks that she is safe she is pulled right back in, the family seems to be everywhere.

    The final act of the film is a disturbing dinner scene that really gets under your skin. The bizarre house decorations made out of bones, the frantic camera work and the desperate screams from our poor heroine. Now interestingly enough the fact that a girl is about to be eaten doesn't stop the backwoods family from worrying about everyday issues such as monstrous electricity bills and broken down doors. The horrifying events of this film is no devious plot or vengeful revenge plot, it is just a family minding their daily business.

    Eventually the poor girl manages to escape the clutches of her demented hosts and by pure chance she manages to hop onto a truck and escape into the sunset as Leatherface goes absolutely mad with his chainsaw. The credits roll but The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains as the quintessential hillbilly horror flick and one of the greatest horror movies of all time.

    Score: 10.0 (Classic!)

    free fall You should watch the second one too if you have time. It's not a serious horror film but it's by the same director and is really ridiculous. One of my favorite horror comedies.

    2 years ago

    Robert Berlin Thanks Silent! Stay tuned for 29 more reviews! .

    2 years ago

    Robert Berlin I think I will force myself through this entire franchise at some point even though the fourth installment is supposedly one of the worst films of all time, just for the sake of completion.

    2 years ago

    Robert BerlinThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    3 years ago

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    Splatterhouse 5The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    4 years ago

    This is a horror movie that attacks with a punch to the face. IMO, what really sells this is it's tight direction and low budget, guerilla-style production values, which gives it's already dreary sets an added touch of unsettling sickness and griminess; as well as gives off a documentary-style element that really sells the "based on a true story" aspect of the movie.

    Tobe Hooper's suggestive direction gives off the impression of much more gore than is actually displayed, leaving practically all of it to the imagination, but still manages to create a movie that "feels" more gory than recent torture porn flicks. Marilyn Burn's acting feels so genuine that you'd swear she was really being tortured during the making of this film.

    This truly is a trailblazing horror movie that teaches that you don't really need much blood to feel disgusting and terrifying. This still holds up wonderfully, and makes me wish that horror directors would ressort to 16mm film stock more often to achieve that retro look that they almost never seem to get right.

    Will Loughman wrote his opinion about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    4 years ago

    There are horror films which bend the boundaries of the genre, which deal with the psychological, the suggested or the subtly thematic – and then there are the sheer, in-your-face, terrifying horrors which threaten to drain your body of sweat and lock your jaw shut forever. This is one of the latter. There have been sequels and remakes and plenty of pretenders looking to steal the film’s terrifying demonisation of those strange folk who live in the woods with a link to the local abattoir, but this is where it began. Its methods are basic: innocent kids (a guy in a wheelchair! A blonde girl!), a creepy house in the forest, nighttime chases through the trees, the sound of the chainsaw, the killer’s mask… This is high-energy peril, right up until the frenzied final scene on the road as dawn arrives. Simple and sick.

    Official Titles(● = Original Title)

    • wwUnited States The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    • France Massacre à la tronçonneuse
    • Canada Massacre à la scie

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    • Released:Yes
    • Release Date:October 1, 1974
    • Nationality:American
    • Genre(s):Horror

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