The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

DVD - 2014
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One summer afternoon in rural Texas, five young friends hear reports of grave robbing and set out to check on a family grave. Soon after, one-by-one they wander into the murderous clutches of Leatherface.
Publisher: Orland Park, IL :, Dark Sky Films,, [2014]
Edition: 40th anniversary edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., Dolby Digital original mono. remastered in high definition,rda
1 videodisc (circa 83 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches

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TheSandoz
Aug 28, 2017

This movie scared the beejezus out of me when I was a kid- so I decided to revisit it a few years ago to see how it held up. Still scares the beejezus out of me- part of that is the music/ score. People should remember that this was a small little independent/ regional film out of Texas that had a HUGE impact on film and horror in the years subsequent to its release. Directed by Tobe Hooper.

Aka_Aka_Aka Sep 29, 2016

Sweat-inducing, claustrophobic, unrelenting suspense-comic-horror film from 1974. Very influential - And not even close to being as violent as it's reputed to be. Followed by 3 sequels and a remake in 2003.

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Derringer
Aug 31, 2016

And, speaking about "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" - I certainly can't imagine how anyone (in their right mind) could actually make it a steady diet of watching films from this one's horrific sub-genre. I really can't.

Sick, twisted, deranged, cruel and sadistic - Even though this 1974 horror film (which is now 42 years old) still manages to pack quite a wallop when it comes to delivering plenty of heart-pounding terror - I understand that (by today's standards of brutal slasher films) "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is actually fairly tame by comparison. And, I certainly have no doubt about that.

Featuring the obese, chainsaw-wielding, transvestite known as "Leatherface" - I have to admit that this truly disturbing picture did, indeed, contain some priceless moments of unintentional humour, as well.

And, I, for one, was glad for that - 'Cause this certainly helped to alleviate some of the overbearing and oppressive brutality that prevailed throughout..... (*Be sure to watch original movie-trailer*)

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johnlau_0
Jul 25, 2016

A masterpiece of horror. Tobe Hooper does a magnificent job of creating a truly scary and disturbing movie. What's more is that he does it while showing very little on-screen blood. Hooper knows that the less shown, the more unsettling it can be.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre is no ordinary horror movie. This is the gold standard for other movies in the genera. Forget Hostel, forget Saw, and forget Hannibal, this one is it, folks!

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ManMachine
May 29, 2014

The Girl On The Meat Hook Is Next! ~~~ Who will survive and what will be left of them? (And why do such blood-thirsty killers as this lot seem to have no taste for even kinky sex?) ~~~ I think we all know this one's story, inside-out and backwards, but in a nutshell - Young, hippie-ish adults on a happy outing in rural Texas quickly meet their deaths, 1-2-3, at the hands of a deranged "family" of cannibals. The women suffer the worst and Sally eventually meets "Grandpa" and gets the royal treatment. (All wrapped up with an ending that makes you wonder why it took 12 long years for the sequel to finally arrive) ~~~ The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is brutal, shocking, and very effective low-budget horror from 1974. Considering all of the butchering that goes on in this film, it's surprising how little blood is actually spilled before the viewer's eyes. ~~~ Now 40 years old, this one picture alone has certainly earned its cult status for literally being the one to start a ferocious trend in the genre of horror which still continues to thrive to this very day. ~~~ *Note* - Oftentimes unintentionally laughable, if you choose to judge The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by today's rigid standards of over-the-top gore & horror, then any thrills or enjoyment in what this pre-CGI horror film has to offer will be completely lost on you.

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jameehale
Aug 30, 2013

baersox, this isn't a true story. It's very LOOSELY based on Ed Gein, just like Psycho and Silence of the Lambs were.

ScottNadia Jul 16, 2013

It was a little slow at the beginning but about half way through it started to get good. The remake was better.

Green_Bird_203 Jan 23, 2013

Mother of all horror movies after 1974 release of this masterpiece. Should be the most screaming movie actress in the Guiness record.

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gambiergump
Nov 08, 2012

Easily my favorite horror film. The film's color over-saturation makes it appear to almost be a mid-70's documentary. Very scary, and a classic!

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baersox
Nov 08, 2012

but whether or not u liked it it a true story I use to visit the old farm out on 1325 north AUSTIN

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