The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Synopsis
Young adults (Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger) encounter a demented family of butchers.
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Austin Chronicle

Hooper's vision is horrid yet engrossing... But the worst part about this vision is that despite its sensational aspects, it never seems...
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Film Threat

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A black-humored, unflinching look at the Ugly American at his psychotic worst. And Tobe Hooper is at his best as a writer and director here.
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TV Guide

An intelligent, absorbing, and deeply disturbing horror film that is nearly bloodless in its depiction of violence. Using the age-old...
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Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
The picture gets to you more through its intensity than its craft, but Hooper does have a talent.
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Variety

Despite the heavy doses of gore in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper's pic is well made for an exploiter of its type... Sharp sense...
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The original is the best.

By redyeah
It gets no better in a horror movie than this. So creepy and terrifying and gruesome without that much blood. It is remembered as one of the bloodiest ever. But actually, there's not much. Our minds...

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

By usccof
Loved it! Such a fun roller coaster ride. Great story. I loved the way it unfolded. Check it out!...

LEATHERFACE IS A GOD

By karaokesinger050601
THIS IS HOW JASON AND FREDDY LEARNED TO SLASH SOMEONE! LEATHERFACE IS THE BEST! THIS MOVIE FEELS LIKE YOUR ACTUALLY IN THE MOVIE TRYING TO SURVIVE! ITS LIKE A SNUFF FILM BUT A GOOD ONE! GO WATCH IT...

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: There's a Reason It's a Classic

By cwalton
I had seen parts of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" over the years, but never the full movie. I don't know why exactly that is, but I think it's partially because, as a kid, I saw the sequence where...

By korbville
A landmark in the horror genre; often mimicked, but never replicated....

Not as you remembered.

By Cotter
I'm not quite sure why this movie survived, yet films like Don't Go in the Woods are long forgotten. The opening scene in the van is horrible. The camera seems to have a fish eye lens attached, with...

Awesome 4K restoration of the classic horror film!

By montyb
Was not sure what to expect from a 4K restoration of such a low budget film (Texas Chainsaw Massacre was filmed on 16mm film) but I believe it worked great! The gritty and grainy film has never looked...

"Hopper's Chain saw massacre is a bloody classic"

By thechristians
This film was really gross at the dinner scene . Hooper created something so weird its suddenly great...

Are you a fan of delicious flavor?

By TheRedMenace
Brilliance like this is like lightning; it never strikes twice - even for the same director. This movie is a rare gem in that it is so terrifying it's become a cultural icon, yet most of the...

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