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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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Paul A. Partain Paul A. Partain
Franklin
Edwin Neal Edwin Neal
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Jim Siedow Jim Siedow
Old Man
Gunnar Hansen Gunnar Hansen
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Tobe Hooper Tobe Hooper
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Overrated much?

4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 21 22:09
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I seriously don't get why this is being called a "classic"!?, it's not, it's really slow and predictable, it's a total waste of time. It's exactly like those never ending Friday 13th sequels, they never would end and they were all the same.

I just don't get what's so great about this, there is no story to it, just a bunch of kids in a deserted place and they pretty much all get kil... read more

Not The Kind Of Guy You'd Lend Your Tools To

8 years, 2 months ago at May 3 11:08
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As someone whom is often very frustrated with most horror flicks, I was very pleased that this movie's plotline came off as very genuine. While most horrors tend to want the viewer say things to the screen like "Idiot! Run outside, not to the upstairs!" or "Don't go in there, you moron!", this movie actually made the situation of the onscreen victims seem logistically believable. Therefor,... read more

A classic

5 years, 3 months ago at Apr 24 11:53
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Since it is such a classic, I really had to watch this flick at some point and I had some rather high expectations (you can say whatever you want but it is definitely a really bad-ass title). The first time I watched it, to be honest, I was actually rather apprehensive as I thought it would be really terrifying. Eventually, I thought it was not really scary, sure, it was unsettling but not really ... read more
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Five friends visiting their grandpa's old house are hunted down and terrorized by a chainsaw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Release date: 4 October 1974
UPC: 013023009394
Tags: Horror (53), 1970s (21), Chainsaw (20), Slasher (20), Cannibalism (20), 1974 (17), Leatherface (17), Wheelchair (15), Murder (14), Hitchhiker (13), Family (12), Knife (11), Tobe Hooper (11), Dark Humor (11), Usa (11), Serial Killer (10), Grandfather (10), Marilyn Burns (9), Ed Gein (9), Cult Film (8)
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