Saturday, October 14

Movie Review: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Film Title: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Length: 1 hr and 23 minutes
Released: 1974
Genre: Horror
Rating: Not Rated (I would give this about a PG-13 or R)
Where I Got It: Amazon Prime

Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.


Oooooh classic horror movies. I feel like this movie sparked the beginning of the horror slasher movies. It has been a while since I watched this, so when my friend was watching it I joined in. Plus, I had never watched it from beginning to end, so it was for sure an experience. 

Chainsaws are scary man. I don't trust them. I won't use them. Dangerous...and in the hands of a cannibal who is mentally challenged? better run and move countries. 

The guy they had playing the main slasher was creepy as heck. I think he really made the movie. The rest of the cast was bleh. The brother and sister was annoying. The lovers were extra annoying. 

For a slasher, there wasn't a whole bunch of blood, but it was the 70's so they probably wanted to have people more scared/creeped out then that works for. I love slasher movies, but I feel like they spend more time making things gross. Don't get me wrong about this film...there are a lot of gross things going on BUT it wasn't centered around making bloody ass kills. I was grossed out and creeped out, but also scared. Very beautiful mix. 

However...keep in mind this is a 70's movie. SOOOOOO MUCH CHEESE! So much over acting and cheesy acting especially by the sister. I wanted to slap her face. Like yes, she is being chased around and might get eaten, but pull yourself together. I couldn't handle her screams. I was begging for them to just end her. Sighs. 

The ending was soooo hilarious. I felt bad for the truck driver xD. The only part I liked was the guy swinging the chainsaw around. It was cool, but also scary. Very nice. 

This is for sure a classic film and if you are a fan of horror movies, you should go back to the king of slasher. Just be prepared, because this is your atypical 70's movie. Good, but my god so much cheese. I'll give this a 4. 


Blodeuedd said...

God no, so not for me

vvb32 reads said...

Funny, I haven't seen this one all the way through too. From what I remember it had more of a creepy than scary element.

Anachronist said...

Definitely not for me.

Carole Rae said...


vvb32, agreed. More creepy than actually scary.

Ana, hehe.