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

Directed by


Starring (View all)
John Larroquette John Larroquette
Narration
John Henry Faulk John Henry Faulk
Storyteller
William Creamer William Creamer
Bearded Man
John Dugan John Dugan
Grandfather
Gunnar Hansen Gunnar Hansen
Leatherface
Jim Siedow Jim Siedow
Old Man
Edwin Neal Edwin Neal
Hitchhiker


Written by
Tobe Hooper Tobe Hooper
(screenplay by)
Kim Henkel Kim Henkel
(screenplay by) and


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Overrated much?

7 years, 9 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

11 years, 6 months ago at May 3 11:08
2 votes

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

8 years, 6 months ago at Apr 24 11:53
2 votes
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 (56), Slasher (22), Cannibalism (20), 1970s (20), Chainsaw (20), Leatherface (19), 1974 (17), Wheelchair (16), Murder (14), Hitchhiker (14), Tobe Hooper (12), Family (12), Grandfather (11), Dark Humor (11), Knife (11), Ed Gein (10), Marilyn Burns (10), Serial Killer (10), Usa (10), Cult Film (8)
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“Opening with a "true story" opening crawl - a conceited yet commercially successful ploy to attract a broader audience - Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", combined with symbolism as a banned video nasty, resonated with its target demographic, but not so with myopic critics, who failed to recognise the film's underlying social commentary, subtext and technical merits, wrongly deriding it as a threat to decency. Ironically, any onscreen violence therein occurs unexpectedly, most of it bloodless and relatively tame by horror standards; the film's unique ability to disturb and horrify arises purely from its relentless psychological impact, primarily in the use of percussive, screeching sound design, radical camera and lighting techniques, real time and agile, accomplished editing to” read more

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