This sensational, extremely influential, 1974 low-budget horror movie directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, Lifeforce, Salem's Lot), may be notorious for its title, but it's also a damn fine piece of moviemaking. And it's blood-curdling scary, too. Loosely based on the true crimes of Ed Gein (also a partial inspiration for Psycho), the original Jeffrey Dahmer, Texas Chainsaw Massacre follows a group of teenagers who pick up a hitchhiker and wind up in a backwoods horror chamber where they're held captive, tortured, chopped up, and impaled on meat hooks by a demented cannibalistic family, including a character known as Leatherface who maniacally wields one helluva chainsaw. The movie's powerful sense of dread is heightened by its grainy, semi-documentary style--but it also has a wicked sense of humor (and not that camp, self-referential variety that became so tiresome in subsequent horror films of the '70s, '80s, and '90s). OK, in case you couldn't tell, it's "not for everyone." But as a landmark in the development of the horror/slasher genre, it ranks with Psycho, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I had only ever seen this on tv and i liked it, and i saw this on bluray i just had to have it its great quality .Published 1 month ago by Sarah Wesolowski
It's a very barebone release. I was really disappointed to see that they were no documentaries on the disc. Read morePublished 8 months ago by KaYoUx
Fantastic version of this great horror classic. We have 2 BD and 2 DVD. I listened to the blu-ray and the 4K master really stuns(for those looking for great PQ). Read morePublished 8 months ago by RM300
While you're wasting time reading this review, you could be ordering one if the greatest horror films of all time. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Greg
The picture and sound are good considering the quality of the source material. However there are only comentaries not special features so that was a let down.Published 10 months ago by Greg Lewis
A fantastic horror film that stands the test of time ! What a classic !Published 11 months ago by W McMaster
Came exactly as expected for a great price. There are many bonus features. Works on my Canadian PS4Published 11 months ago by David