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

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Paul A. Partain Paul A. Partain
Franklin
Edwin Neal Edwin Neal
Hitchhiker
Jim Siedow Jim Siedow
Old Man
Gunnar Hansen Gunnar Hansen
Leatherface


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


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Overrated much?

11 years, 1 month ago at Jan 21 22:09
3 votes
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

14 years, 10 months ago at May 3 11:08
3 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

11 years, 10 months ago at Apr 24 11:53
3 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 (57), 1970s (23), Slasher (23), Cannibalism (21), Chainsaw (20), Leatherface (19), 1974 (18), Wheelchair (15), Family (13), Murder (13), Hitchhiker (13), Serial Killer (12), Dark Humor (11), Knife (11), Ed Gein (11), Tobe Hooper (11), Usa (10), Grandfather (10), Marilyn Burns (9), Cult Film (8)
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Yet another classic of the horror genre

“There has been a time that I wasn't really that fond of horror films, finding some had cheap excessive gore, bad acting and scripting and a lack of genuine thrills and suspense. I couldn't have been more wrong, some of the best of the genres are anything but these. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the best, it screams horror classic from the character Leatherface to the many times it's been imitated/parodied but never equalled. I think the use of the documentary-style realism is masterful, and the fact it is low-budget makes no difference to me, in fact to me this adds to the gritty, harsh and creepy tone this film conveys. The gore is not at all excessive, in fact its count is quite low, and when it is used, it never feels cheap or gimmicky. The script is razor sharp, the story is co” read more

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"Pros: Tobe Hooper The opening of the film. Cinematography by Daniel Pearl It’s a classic horror film. The atmosphere. You feel you ate there, as it happens. Which makes it ever more terrifying. It’s a restless movie, from beginning to end. Marilyn Burns, as Sally Hardesty. Leatherface and his family. Con: It’s very, very, very, very violent. And is not called The Texas Massacre for nothing. "


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" "I just can't take no pleasure in killing. There's just some things you gotta do. Don't mean you have to like it." Directed by Tobe Hooper Written by Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel Music by Tobe Hooper and Wayne Bell Cinematography by Daniel Pearl Editing by J. Larry Carroll and Sallye Richardson"


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