The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
CAST: Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger DIRECTOR: Tobe Hooper WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES
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. Facing a storm of controversy, censorship, and outcry throughout its troubled release, this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time to become a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone.
Still packs the same punch it did when it first changed the face of horror.Indiewire
The most horrifying picture I have ever seen.Rex Reed