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 5 months 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 12 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 12 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 13 months ago by Greg