History Film / TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974

9th Jun '16 2:30:28 PM fortz64
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Sort of inverted. At the start of the film the dialogue sets up the themes of the film pretty well, and Francis looks like he's going to be a pretty interesting lead character. But as soon as they leave the van he becomes a bitter crybaby and everyone else shamelessly treats him like shit. No other characters have their personalities explored at all.

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Sort of inverted. At the start of the film the dialogue sets up the themes of the film pretty well, and Francis Franklin looks like he's going to be a pretty interesting lead character. But as soon as they leave the van he becomes a bitter crybaby and everyone else shamelessly treats him like shit. No other characters have their personalities explored at all.
9th Jun '16 2:22:13 PM fortz64
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* AbusiveParents: The Old Man is the parental figure to Nubbins and Leatherface (since the actual parents are sitting upstairs mummified) and he beats both of them. When Leatherface assures him [[spoiler: that all the teenagers are dead and canít go to the police]], he beats Leatherface anyway for ruining the door.

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* AbusiveParents: The Old Man is the parental figure to Nubbins and Leatherface (since the actual parents are sitting upstairs mummified) and he beats both of them. When Leatherface assures him [[spoiler: that all the teenagers are dead and canít go to the police]], he beats Leatherface anyway for ruining the door.
19th May '16 3:44:45 AM badcathal
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Sort of inverted. At the start of the film the dialogue sets up the themes of the film pretty well, and Francis looks like he's going to be a pretty interesting lead character. But as soon as they leave the van he becomes a bitter crybaby and everyone else shamelessly treats him like shit. No other characters have their personalities explored at all.
30th Mar '16 12:20:37 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath: A title so striking that [[FollowTheLeader it became popular]] to add the word "massacre" to other horror movies.
23rd Feb '16 12:16:59 PM MasoTey
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* HostileHitchhiker: The hitchhiker travels with the group for a bit and start talking about his family who worked at the old slaughterhouse. He borrows Franklin's pocket-knife and cuts himself, then takes a Polaroid picture of the others and demands money for it. When they refuse to pay, he burns the photo and slashes Franklin's arm with a straight razor. The group forces him out of the van and drive on.
16th Feb '16 10:23:22 PM CommanderAce
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* BloodlessCarnage: For the most part, exceptions being the harm done to hands and Hitchhiker's death.

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* BloodlessCarnage: For While not exactly bloodless, the film is light on gore for the most part, exceptions being the harm done to hands and Hitchhiker's death.



* CannibalClan: the family.

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* CannibalClan: the family.The family turning people into meat products.



* ChainsawGood: Leatherface's weapon of choice, which he uses in the [[ChaseScene chase scenes]] and cutting up the captured meat. However, he actually has a higher bodycount with the sledgehammer.
* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: Averted, compared to later slasher films. The movie has a much smaller bodycount than modern audiences are used to.

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* ChainsawGood: Leatherface's weapon of choice, which he uses in the [[ChaseScene chase scenes]] and cutting up the captured meat. However, he actually has a higher bodycount body count with the sledgehammer.
* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: Averted, compared to later slasher films. The movie has a much smaller bodycount than modern audiences are used to.films as only 5 characters including villains explicitly die.



* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Sally is saved from certain doom by a passing motorist who drove down the rural road at just the right moment.]]
** [[spoiler: She's actually saved by ''two'' passing motorists, the 18 wheeler driver gets The Hitchhiker off her back (literally) and the pickup truck driver saves her from Leatherface.]]

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* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Sally is saved from certain doom by a passing motorist who drove down the rural road at just the right moment.]]
** [[spoiler: She's actually saved
by ''two'' passing motorists, the 18 wheeler driver gets The Hitchhiker off her back (literally) and the pickup truck driver saves her from Leatherface.]]



* DumbMuscle: Leatherface

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* DumbMuscle: LeatherfaceLeatherface is not very bright and implied to be mentally handicapped.



* FinalGirl: Sally.

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* FinalGirl: Sally.Sally ends up being the sole survivor to confront the family.



* {{Gorn}}: Famously averted despite what old reviews would have you believe.

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* {{Gorn}}: Famously averted despite what old reviews would have you believe. While not bloodless, it is fairly light on blood in contrast to most slasher films.



* SickeningCrunch: [[spoiler: Kirk's death]]

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* SickeningCrunch: [[spoiler: Kirk's death]]death by sledgehammer.]]
1st Dec '15 8:51:27 AM dangerdan97
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-> ''"The film which you are about to see is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths, in particular Sally Hardesty and her invalid brother, Franklin. It is all the more tragic in that they were young. But, had they lived very, very long lives, they could not have expected nor would they have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as they were to see that day. For them an idyllic summer afternoon drive became a nightmare. 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 Chain Saw Massacre."''
-->-- '''Narrator (John Laroquette)'''.
27th Nov '15 10:59:37 PM KenKevinStriker
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''The Texas Chain Saw Massacre'' is a seminal slasher film by Creator/TobeHooper, [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory based on the "true" story]] about [[DeadlyRoadTrip a group of teenagers traveling]] through rural Texas, who happen upon a secluded old house inhabited by the world's most horrifying family -- in particular a disturbed young man with an interest in leather masks and amateur butchery. The film was released in 1974.

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''The Texas Chain Saw Massacre'' is a seminal slasher film by Creator/TobeHooper, [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory based on the "true" story]] about [[DeadlyRoadTrip a group of teenagers traveling]] through rural Texas, who happen upon a secluded old house inhabited by the world's most horrifying family -- in particular a disturbed young man with an interest in leather masks and amateur butchery. The film was completed in 1973 and released in on October 1st, 1974.
22nd Nov '15 3:40:00 AM KenKevinStriker
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Leatherface keeps up with Sally (who is sprinting as fast as she can) despite being 6'7, well over 300 pounds, and carrying a chainsaw.[[labelnote:*]]In DVDCommentary, Gunnar Hansen, Leatherface's actor, revealed that he had to intentionally slow himself and provide distractions such as sawing tree branches because of how slow Sally's actress ran. Multiple reshoots were required because he kept catching her.[[/labelnote]]

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* {{Acrofatic}}: Leatherface keeps up with Sally (who is sprinting as fast as she can) despite being 6'7, well over 300 pounds, and carrying a chainsaw.[[labelnote:*]]In DVDCommentary, chainsaw.
** In the Pioneer Special Edition DVD Commentary,
Gunnar Hansen, Leatherface's actor, revealed that he had to intentionally slow himself and provide distractions such as sawing tree branches because of how slow Sally's actress ran. Multiple reshoots were required because he kept catching her.[[/labelnote]]



** In the form of foreshadowing: [[spoiler: Once Sally reaches the gas station, Leatherface disappears all of a sudden. The station's owner is his brother.]]

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** In the form of foreshadowing: [[spoiler: Once Sally reaches the gas station, Leatherface disappears all of a sudden. The station's owner is his brother.father figure, the Cook.]]
26th May '15 2:55:27 PM porphyre77
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* CannibalClan: the family.
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