History Film / TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974

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.
2nd Dec '14 6:50:10 AM Lionic
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* SickeningCrunch: [[spoiler: Kirk's death]]
14th Nov '14 4:50:12 PM Austin
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* TooDumbToLive: Arguably subverted, unlike most slasher films; the first of the group to die displays a morbid curiosity about the house, and tentatively enters ''not knowing'' about the killer inside. The rest understandably follow in search of their missing friends as each one disappears.
5th Nov '14 8:36:01 PM Lionic
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**[[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.]]
26th Oct '14 12:04:38 AM Lionic
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* AbusiveParents: The Old Man is the parent 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 parent 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.

26th Oct '14 12:03:34 AM Lionic
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*AbusiveParents: The Old Man is the parent 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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*AlterEgoActing: Leatherface has 3 personalities depending on which outfit heís wearing. Thereís his normal mask and apron which he uses while cutting meat and chasing people. Thereís his old lady and dress outfit which he wears while cleaning up and greeting his returning family. Finally thereís his makeup mask and suit that he wears for dinner with the family.

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*DumbMuscle: Leatherface

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*FatIdiot: Leatherface is a 300 pound killer who suffers from mental retardation.

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*PromotionToParent: The Old Man is not Nubbins and Leatherfaceís father but he acts like it, holding a steady job, and beating them when they mess up.
23rd Oct '14 9:22:56 PM cfive
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foreshadowing
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Hitchhiker talks about how the sledgehammer is a better method of killing the animals in the slaughterhouse. The first member of the group to die gets killed with a sledgehammer and it is ''not'' pretty.
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Hitchhiker talks about how the sledgehammer is a better method of killing the animals in the slaughterhouse. The first member of the group to die gets killed with a sledgehammer and it is ''not'' pretty. pretty. **The gas station attendant also mentions that it's a bad idea to just go into people's houses, especially since the owner might not take kindly to it. [[spoiler: This is exactly how and why the first two deaths happen, even though the conversation was about a different house.]]
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