The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Sunday 2nd November 20034:00 AM

Just as Hitchcock's Psycho was based on the life of deeply disturbed farmer Ed Gein, so is this little story of depravity and dementia. When a sister and her brother take a group of friends to visit the farmhouse of their deceased grandfather, they discover that just next door lives a whole family of repugnant psycho killers. Most noteworthy is "Leatherface" who is the bloke who wields the power saw and has a penchant for human flesh. Though the film did not enjoy immediate success at the box office, it has since gathered a hefty cult following. Directed by Tobe Hooper, Texas Chainsaw Massacre is considered by many to be groundbreaking work in the genre of horror.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

91%

Genre:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel

Leads:

Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow

Music:

Wayne Bell

Length:

83 minutes

Year:

1974

Country:

USA

Language:

English

18

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