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TITLE: The Texas Chain
Saw Massacre

DIRECTOR: Tobe Hooper
YEAR: 1974
COUNTRY: USA
DURATION: 84 mins
ALSO KNOWN AS: Leatherface (working title)
STARRING: Marilyn Burns (Sally Hardesty), Allen Danziger (Jerry), Paul A. Partain (Franklin Hardesty), William Vail (Kirk), Teri McMinn (Pam), Edwin Neal (Hitchhiker), Jim Siedow (Old Man), Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface)
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THIS FILM CONTAINS DISTURBING SCENES OF HORROR AND
IS SUITABLE ONLY FOR ADULTS & WINDOW-LICKERS
Tortured in Texas
Who will survive and what will be left of them?
REVIEWED BY: Judge Dread
THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION about Tobe Hooper's seminal The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is that it is a very gory film. Nothing could be further from the truth. Other than some blood here and there, pretty much all of the violence is implied, rather than explicitly shown. And that makes the impact of this Seventies horror classic all the more powerful.

The story of a group of young people driving through a remote part of Texas and stumbling upon the lair of a family of cannibal killers, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is more than just a horror film - it is a template for the 'old dark house' story format, and also still very much a leader in its field - as a guttural, visceral, realistic, maddening exercise in on-screen terror.
Texas builds slowly but surely and is fairly quiet until a squealing Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) bursts onto the scene and through the front door to capture a screaming Pam (Teri McMinn). Within seconds this icon of modern horror is hanging up his victim on an overhead meathook, then starting up his chainsaw to carve up his prize kill...

One by one the kids are killed by various family members, until only Sally (Marilyn Burns) is left, tied to a chair and tortured by her captors. It's only really when Sally is unconscious does the girl ever stop screaming, and when she is screaming the viewer can't help but feel very uncomfortable watching her being tormented.
There's not a lot that can be said about The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that hasn't been said before. There is no doubt that the film deserves the high regard in which it is held, and if you are one of those left in the world who hasn't yet seen it: buy it now and rectify that glaring omission right away.
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FILM:
SICK:
An incredibly unnerving, bleak, but thoroughly interesting film. The blood-drinking table scene is very, very uncomfortable viewing. A classic.
FILM:
SICK:
Faultless. Leatherface may grab the headlines but Jim Siedow’s cook is the real star of the show! Amazing to think that after years of being unavailable and uncertificated it’s now been shown uncut on terrestrial television! How times have changed...
FILM:
SICK:
I find it incredible that this was made in 1974. To say it's stood the test of time is an understatement. Texas is surprisingly light on explicit gore, but what it implies is far worse. The meathook scenes bring tears to my eyes whenever I watch them.
FILM:
SICK:
I'm giving Texas full marks, for the film, because I fell in love with Marilyn Burns the moment I saw her in that blue top. Marilyn: you are something special in this movie. Forget Leatherface. Forget Grandpa. Give me Marilyn Burns and those gravity-defying breasts any day of the week.
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