The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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(Oct 06, 1998)
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Top Customer Reviews
I've heard people complain this movie isn't scary and not gory enough. As far as the gore, it is fairly low-key by today's standards (though I'm sure my mother wouldn't want to watch it, and it couldn't be shown un-cut on regular network TV). There's not a lot of blood till the end of the movie, but the acting is so good, and the screams of the victims so wrenching, your imagination fills in the rest and it actually is painful to watch. I will agree that the movie is kind of slow to get started- I admit the first time I saw it as a teenager I was getting impatient for some action. However, the last half of the movie more than makes up for it.
But if you think this movie isn't scary, I seriously doubt you've watched alone, at home, at night, with all the lights off. The first time I saw it was in the daytime, and it still made my hair stand on end. When I got the Special Edition DVD I unwisely watched it after midnight with the lights off. I couldn't sleep until the sun came up. The opening scene of the rotting corpse in the cemetery wired to a headstone alone made my skin crawl.Read more ›
However, what this is is one of the most horrific movies ever made, incredibly visceral and violent even though very little blood is used. The villains range from demented to sadistic, the heroes from sympathetic to annoying. The movie's cheif fault is that its teenagers are, for the most part, very poorly developed. We only get to know two of them, so when they wander into the clutches of Leatherface it's less painful for the audience, if incredibly painful for the characters.
However, the movie excels in so many aspects that this minor point is quickly overlooked. The hot, humid texas atmosphere is perfectly filmed, adding a layer of foreboding to the already tense atmosphere. The killings are done in a variety of ways without being far-fetched and ridiculous (interestingly, only one is killed with a chainsaw) and the acting credible, especially Gunnar Hanson as Leatherface.
The Best horror movie of the 1970's, and one of the greatest of all time. 9/10
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was wondering how old it'd seem. I first saw it when I was about 7. My 13 year old daughter and I loved it!Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
This movie is awesome because it's about this rural family that was struggling to maintain their survival in the seventies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hekkubus
A waste of an hour and a half! If there is worse than B-Grade, this is it!Published 1 month ago by Shaun F.
It arrived cracked. This is the second Bluray I have purchased which arrived broken in a row. Completely disappointing.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Scariest movie I've ever seen. Definitely my favorite horror movie and could not recommend it more. This blu-ray edition is visually stunning and when you watch it it's hard to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer