Headscratchers / The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

  • Why, when Franklin was cut with a razor by the Hitchhiker, did the crew not make it their top priority to get him to a hospital/clinic? Or at least sterilize the wound with some soap or something. Instead, they just make a makeshift bandage for him. I know if a crazy guy who works with meat with a (probably) dirty blade I would definitely want to see a doctor post haste.
    • They were in a seemingly supply-less van in what appeared to be the middle of nowhere. Crappy makeshift bandages were probably all they had, and they probably stupidly thought it would be enough.
    • Also, in the following scene, they pull up to a gas station only to find no fuel. Chances are even if they wanted to get Franklin to a hospital, they wouldn't've gotten far.
  • Why take a wheelchair-bound man like Franklin on a road trip to a region where the roads are dicey at best and non-existent at worst? I understand his buddies wanting to include him, but they might have picked an activity where they could all participate. I'm not sure if off-road wheelchairs were even available in the seventies, though I doubt it.
    • He's there because he and Sally wanted to make sure their grandfather's grave wasn't robbed, and the house they visit was also their grandfather's. They did have a reason to be out that far.