The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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Release date:

04 October, 1974

Category:

Horror, Thriller

Awards:

1 win & 1 nomination.

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals. Read More
En route to visit their grandfather's grave (which has apparently been ritualistically desecrated), five teenagers drive past a slaughterhouse, pick up (and quickly drop) a sinister hitch-hiker, eat some delicious home-cured meat at a roadside gas station, before ending up at the old family home... where they're plunged into a never-ending nightmare as they meet a family of cannibals who more than make up in power tools what they lack in social skills... Read Less

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47%
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67%
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83%
4 votes

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45%
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55%
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Many people wrongly attribute the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre as one of the slasher genre's bastions and progenitors. Even though the title suggests otherwise, it is not a film fueled by cheap violence and gore, or immediate scare-tactics and jumpscares. It's rather a pretty brilliant examination of the dark side and primal urges of human nature, and about those that cannot fight that urge for reasons of their own.

Incredibly striking and modern, visceral and real. Some of the creepiest and most deeply unsettling visuals ever put on screen, and oddly enough, darkly comical. A quite bizarre film that despite it being grounded in the exploitation-esque, grindhouse style, is actually very artfully done, subtle and intelligent.

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