Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Texas Chain Saw Massacre

DVD - 2014
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40 years ago, five youths on a weekend getaway in the Texas countryside fell prey to a butcher in a mask made of human skin and his cannibalistic family, and horror cinema would never be the same. Violent, confrontational, and shockingly realistic, director Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE terrified audiences in a way never thought possible when it was unleashed on a politically and socially tumultuous America in 1974.
Publisher: Orland Park, IL : MPI Media Group : Dark Sky Films, 2014
Edition: 40th anniversary
ISBN: 9780788617775
Branch Call Number: DVD HORROR Tex
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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this is the original, famous film. the remakes weren't quite as scarey. the premise is believable. the unconscious is a swampy entity, and, manifested as the persona, can be a nightmare. to remember this point is why movies like this are worthwhile. there is so much screaming from the lead actress that young kids might find the film too intense to view.

Nov 05, 2017

Whose Face is that chainsaw guy "Leatherface" Wearing? S cArY! Hey where'd Richard Nixon go? 1974 was a strange year in American media. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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.

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*)

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!

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.

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.

Mocha6ft3 Mar 19, 2012

Many years ago during the 70's some friends and i decided to go to 42nd street to see some martial art movies and saw this movie instead. I remember this film scaring the H - -L! out of all of us. Even though it was low budget, i believe that's what makes this film so cool. Plus the music was very scary and the family of killers was off the hook!!! I still remember the sound of the camera taking pictures in the dark, and John Larroquette narrating at the beginning made me feel cold down my spine. The one scene that made me and my friends crap in our pants was when "Leather Face" hits one of the characters over the head with a big sledge hammer. You see the body shaking for a second before he gets hit again.The dead character gets pick up and pulled into a room and then "Leather Face" slams this dirty metal door shut!!! Excellent!!! This 2- disc "Ultimate Edition" is very good. With restored sound 5.1,visuals, and extras that makes this a classic you must have for horror fans and those who own HOMETHEATER. Plus, the second disc has the one and only "Ed Gein".....I give this movie 5 stars as an adult and probably 6 as a young boy skipping school to be frighten. And i was!!!!

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