The original is the best.

By redyeah
Written August 18, 2009
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 let us imagine that however. Gunnar Hansen gives one of the best horror performances I have ever seen. If this is not in your film library, get it now!
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

By usccof
Written February 18, 2008
Loved it! Such a fun roller coaster ride. Great story. I loved the way it unfolded. Check it out!
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LEATHERFACE IS A GOD

By karaokesinger050601
Written September 20, 2013
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 ITS THE GRANDADDY OF ALL SLASHERS!!!!
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: There's a Reason It's a Classic

By cwalton
Written February 18, 2008
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 Leatherface drags a girl kicking and screaming into his macabre, feather-festooned lair, and thought to myself, I think I'll pass on this for awhile. Well, this past Saturday night, I was fortunate to finally see the whole thing along with live commentary from director Tobe Hooper. And now I know why so many horror fans love this movie. Seeing it with a packed audience, with the director sharing anecdotes on the filmmaking and its history, you could really feel how innovative this movie is even today, nevermind 35 years ago. This is truly a horrifying, demented, disturbing, and downright sick movie. But it's also inspiring in its originality and its artfulness. If you love horror, then you've found your perfect movie.
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Not as you remembered.

By Cotter
Written February 18, 2008
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 closeups of the characters in nearly every shot. This resembles more a Troma film than "Indisbutably a classic of cinema, and not just horror cinema". It also manages to capture nearly every horror cliché in cinema; the "where are you? this isn't funny" blends perfectly with the 1 minute long screams of terror. I won't go into much more detail, but in short, this is not how you remembered the film as a kid. It's a piece of **** and not even zoom shots could save it.
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