In Attendance- Me, Machine, Chris, Geo, Amanda and Teryn.
Cast Members of Note- The legendary Marilyn Burns and Gunnar Hansen, and the smooth narration talents of John Laroquette.
Night Court pretty much spells it out for us at the beginning via narration; some dumb kids go poking around on an isolated Texas farmhouse one day, and they piss off the bumpkin cannibals living there, thus sealing their fate. He goes on to say that it's mostly the crippled guy in the wheelchair's fault, since him being so slow and cumbersome basically turned this into a massacre. Good job, Franklin.
|Did you have fun snooping around, dummy?|
I won't spoil the ending for you here, but suffice it to say that we get one of the best angry chainsaw-swinging scenes in movie history. *And in all fainess, maybe the only one.
|Dance, Leatherface, dance!|
I could talk for hours about the things that make this movie classic, but I have to assume that most people already know all about those things. Leatherface is one of the biggest genre icons of all time, sharing the throne with Jason, Freddy and Michael. He doesn't speak, but his dead skin mask really says all that needs to be said.
It was banned all over the world, condemned by the church, and shook audiences to the core... what more can you really ask for in a Horror Classic?
|"Oh hell no, bitch, you on your own!"|
|That poor girl...|
Larroquette's famous voice-over "The events of that day were to lead to the discovery of one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
TCM is without a doubt one of the best Horror films of all time, if not the best. It's sparse, gritty, shocking, nasty, disturbing and dreadful... and as a Horror fan, if you don't own this, you're crazy. If you haven't at least seen this, you're worse than crazy, and need to go and check it out asap.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is svailablenow on Blu-ray and DVD.
Marilyn Burns and Terry McMinn- even if things got way too disturbing to enjoy it in a fun way.