Ian Redmond’s Firghtful Friday Movie Reveiw
Every Friday I will be doing a horror movie review to help celebrate the scariest month of the year! This weeks frightful feature is Tobe Hooper's 1974 cult classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Directed and Produced by Toby Hooper, Texas Chainsaw Massacre is about a group of friends who travel to the countryside of Texas due to reports of their grandfather's grave being robbed and get hunted down by a family of homicidal grave robbing cannibals. The main character of the family and the face of the franchise is Leatherface, a chainsaw wielding skin wearing psychopath. The film was based off Wisconsin's own Ed Gein and a cannibal family in Texas.
This was one of the first horror movies I ever watched growing up and as soon as I saw Leather face and that sliding door, I was in love. The fact that Hooper made this movie with such a low budget and unknown local actors, makes this even better in my eyes.
If you're not a fan of gore, this is not the film for you. But if you are in the mood to gather around some friends, turn off all the lights and get sucked into this scream fest of what a classic horror film is supposed to do, wait no longer!
The film may have been banned in several countries and taken down form movie theaters across the states for being too violent, but it still had success with making over $30 billion in the box office and is considered one of the best horror movies ever made! I give this scary thrill ride four out of five beards! Enjoy the trailer below and tell me what you think!