RE: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in my mind, is probably the most disturbing piece of film ever to be shown. I was sitting in complete darkness at my Grandmother's house the night I sat down to watch it. Five minutes later, I turned all of the lights on. Needless to say, I have never been as terrified of a movie in my life. The sound of Leatherface's buzzing chainsaw and Sally's screams are forever etched in my mind. When Franklin got hacked up by Leatherface's chainsaw right in front of Sally's eyes, I had to leave the room. My favorite part was the end scene, when Sally, drenched in blood, was screaming "Go! Go!" to the man driving the pickup truck, while Leatherface was running after her. This is an outstanding horror movie! I highly recommend it!!!!!



Erika K.


RE: One HELL of a flick!

I have to say that I never really had a thing for classic gore movies until I saw the Texas Chainsaw massacre. The first thing that suggested it's value of the diabolic was the introduction. A low voice of a man that spoke of the history and fate of Sally, Franklin and their friends. It was fast-paced and had a feeling in it that made you want to stay out of dark areas for a few months after you saw it. It was totally designed to give the viewer the feeling that they were being watched right through the movie. In my opinion the most epic and heart-wrenching scene was the close-up of Sally's fright. When they show her eyes, and you swear that she's on the curbe of going insane. It's definitely worth a look for all true and dedicated horror fans!



J. Terry


RE: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Texas chainsaw massacre is I would contend the most horrific film ever made forget about the exorcist etc, this is the one. The film is a cold exploration of taboos that challenge us all, Cannibalism, rural degeneracy, disablement.

The first time seen , Massacre is very disturbing, a pernicious piece of film- making that may lead us to initially balk. However seen again we can analyze the films sadistic streak and it's objectives which it seems to completely fulfill. Technically the film is well placed with a real feeling of claustrophobic heat coming right off the screen. I would contend it is one of the best films ever made , mainly due to the controversy and hysteria it can still induce ( in England anyhow)



 Michael Bloomingburg



At the tender age of four, I was drawn into the sick world of Leatherface and his terrifying family. Clearly, I recall sitting within inches of my TV set as I viewed the most disturbing piece of film ever produced. There isn't really anything I can say about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre that hasn't already been said; indeed, I am just a lifelong horror fan who feels that it is the best movie ever made! The excellent mix of acting, docu-style film-making, and wise directing make the Texas Chainsaw Massacre the epitomy of a classic horror movie. Sometimes, when I close my eyes and sleep at night, I am still haunted by the sound of a buzzing chainsaw. Excellent, excellent film-making!



Michael Kaluta


RE: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Call me sick. You won't be the only one. I'm a fan of the horror film genre, but my obsession delves into the more demented and disturbing side of it. I first saw The Texas Chainsaw Massacre a month ago, and the simplicity of the box itself evoked a sense of mystery the second I laid eyes on it. Within a dark room, I began to watch, and within 5 minutes, my worries of a lame, gore-filled film were put to rest. The introduction, spoken in a somewhat fearful voice, set the tone for the entire duration of the reel.

When it truly started, my gut wrenched (literally). Snapshots of decomposing bodies, only on screen for a fraction of a second, instilled a fear inside of me that still resides there. Then there was the scenes of capture. Innocent people entering a dark dwelling, looking for friends. We then watch as from within a doorway, a mask-laden man with chainsaw in hand, grabs at the visitors, carrying them away into the depths of the basement. The few times we get to see what's really down there, still leaves the movie in a shroud of mystery: what happens down there? How are they killed? You never really find out, but that use of limited visuals allowed my mind to venture into the unknown, thinking about each and every gruesome act which has been taken place there, and continues to do so.

The film is not laden with blood-soaked, mutilated corpses, or bombarded with lame characters or bad actors. The appeal of this film for me was in it's basic nature. I watched, I learned. When it's all over, the scariest thoughts of all replayed in my mind. That this is not only actors portraying characters on a screen, but actors re-enacting a story ripped from the headlines. Knowing that this has happened, and could be happening as I watched, made it all the more enjoyable. Like I said, call me sick, but don't call my selection as the best horror film of the 70's in bad taste. Watch it first, then tell me it didn't seem real...and possible.



Maxwell Siegal



The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an idol of filmmaking, it is by far the most amazing thing ever recorded on film, the only reason people don't like it is because they are petrified of it, when they see the fear in marilyn burn's (sally's) eyes, they get scared...it is hard to comprehend that cameras were rolling during the events that happened in the movie. The low quality film, the great acting, the superb directing job, and the setting all contribute to the craziest thing ever put on film, its worse then faces of death (if your not up on that...you should be) Leatherface is god, and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a force to be reckoned with.



Jennifer Knight


RE: about my favorite horror movie!!!

I just wanted to say that "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is the best horror film that I have ever seen. I remember the first time I saw it. It scared me to death!! It's hard to find any horror movies now a days that can really scare you. "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" did it for me. After that first time, I was hooked and I have loved it ever since. It is truly one of the greatest flicks that I have seen in my life. It has suspense, and surprise, and let's face it, if Leatherface doesn't scare you, then there is something wrong with you!! Anyway, I just wanted to say that Tobe Hooper did such a great job on this movie and it was one of his best ever. "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" kicks ass!!!!! I'll never get enough of it!!



shane moore



The first time I seen "THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE" was when it was first shown back in 1974. I was just a kid when I saw this frighten and disturbing film. I must have been 6 years old at the time when my dad took me and my brother and sister to the drive in theatre to go see this. Now, I was only six years old so when I thought what I was seeing was real.. I mean with the documentary style of directions that Tobe Hooper brought to the film and me being a kid and all how was i supposed to know the difference between real and make believe. I mean you gotta admit that this movie is disturbing regardless if you like horror movies or not. One of the scenes that i thought was really frighten and disturbing when leatherface was making Franklin into barbecue as his sister Sally watched on. I cant tell you any more, what ever body else has told you that this movie ranks up there as an all time classic horror film. This is one...frighten flick.

shane moore


James Smith


RE: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was one of the most horrifying movies that I have ever seen in my life! The title itself creates an eerie atmosphere. The grinding sound of the chainsaw alone is enough to make your stomach churn. You can't help being sucked into this movie. It may be an antique but that doesn't mean that It won't leave a permanent mark in your mind. The setting of the old creaky house,the sound of each of the victims screams, the sight of the leatherface, the closeup of Sally's twitching eyes, and the buzz of the horrid chainsaw are all gutwrenching elements of this gruesome flick. There is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. This movie was one of the most intriguing movies I've ever seen! I'll always remember It.



Ignacio Gonzalez


RE: "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

This is one of the best horror films of all-time (in fact one of the best movies of all-time). The movie is based on Ed Gein's lurid lifestyle. This movie is a must for film buffs and horror movies fans. This a fine piece of work from veteran horror movie director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, Eaten Alive, etc). The murder scenes are dementedly beautiful (Esp. When Leatherface hits Kurt in the head with a sledge hammer and he falls to the floor and start having a convulsion and Leatherface quickly stops it with another bash to head). The classic sequence (which I think got this movie banned from Germany and the U.K) when Pam runs from the room (filled with human and animal remains, their awesomely morbid bad-ass furniture, the chicken in the cage, etc) and Leatherface hears her screaming her boyfriends name, and he runs from his "special" room and chases her out the door (but Leatherface catches her on the porch) and drag her to his kitchen and hangs her on the meat hook, I mean it wasn't that gory, but the raw brutality is definitely present. The acting is very convincing esp. Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) and Sally (Marilyn Burns). If you like being frightened by raw brutality, stop whatever you are doing and watch this movie. Personally, I was shocked by it explicit, anti-vague style. May offend the religious and the easily upset, and it will scare the hell out of your kids. HORROR FANS TAKE NOTE!!!!!

Ignacio Gonzalez

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