The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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  • Release Date:  1974
  • Genre:  Bumpkin & Redneck
  • Director:  Tobe Hooper
  • Screenwriter:  Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper
  • Cast & Crew: Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan, Robert Courtin, William Creamer, John Henry Faulk, Jerry Green, Ed Guinn, Joe Bill Hogan

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Rating:

  • Dylan = 10 / 10;
  • Eloise = 7 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8 / 10;
  • Ronan = 8 / 10;
  • Andrew = 7 /10;
  • IMDB = 7.5 / 10

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Synopsis:

Five young adults go to an abandoned house to have some good time, but instead they encounter a terrible killer armed with a chain saw and his family of freaks!

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Review:

The original Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a heavyweight classic of horror! That is why I will probably make enemies by saying that he difficultly stands the test of time.

The biggest problem about it is the almost total absence of a story. At first, there are kids going in a random house, then Leatherface appear pretty much out of the blue and start chasing the kids around.

But then, TCM is an atmosphere movie, the constant screaming (and there are a lot of screaming!!), the crazy pursuits and the demented characters successfully makes this movie really oppressive. Amongst the villain, my preference goes to the hitch-hiker, what a maniac! But they are all great indeed, the family dinner scene is simply insane!


Hence, the movie is great and has got a very particular atmosphere and some good action scenes, but the plot dramatically lacks a backbone to make it one of the best horror ever. Still, everyone need to see it, it is an unforgettable experience.

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