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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Released - 1974
Genre - Horror, Thriller
Director - Tobe Hooper
Starring - Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was first released in 1974 to horrified audiences across the world. This was a fresh approach for the genre; a gritty and gruelling tale with plenty of scares and thrills which was based, however loosely, in reality. The story is pretty ridiculous but it works and however bizarre it may seem this film drew heavily from the real life case of Ed Gein - a serial killer who made lampshades from human skin. Hooper takes it one step further with Leatherface, a chainsaw wielding madman with a grotesque mask sewn together from the faces of past victims. Tobe Hooper made a much admired and criticised movie which rightfully claims a place amongst the most infamous horror films of all time.

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Bodycount - 5

Gore - some extremely nasty violence and gore

Related Links - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Leatherface, Tobe Hooper

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