Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)


"Who will survive and what will be left of them?"

    Gunnar Hansen
 4th March 1947 -
 7th November 2015. 

We here at The Cult Movie Review have already reviewed one of this directors movies, so he now has the unenviable honour (if that is what you want to call being reviewed on this site) of a second blog outing. To be fair we did say at the outset of our first film review of his work Lifeforce, 1985 that we had deliberately avoided the obvious in not immediately reviewing what is undoubtedly this directors horror opus and true to our word we did just that... “until now!” So when we arrive at this point and review Tobe Hooper's “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”, many of you that know me through my review work or via Twitter or on a personal level will have been wondering why I have not yet reviewed this masterpiece, as I have frequently hinted of my great fondness for this 1970's cult classic. So without further ado I am about to open my heart and reveal why it has taken me 37 long years from my first contact with this movie to offering those interested my candid and *biased opinion.