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YMMV: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  • Retroactive Recognition: That narrator in the opening text scroll was a then-unknown John Larroquette.
  • The Scrappy: Franklin for his morbid personality, incessant bitching, and just being The Load in general. Yes, he's handicapped, but that doesn't excuse him acting like a Jerk Ass so often.
    • Although he also does have his fans, who praise him for at least having a distinct personality unlike the other protagonists.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Both within the film series and for its director.
  • Vindicated by History: While the film was a success at the box office it received negative to mixed reviews from critics. Decades later, it's now seen as a classics and respected for its bloodless depictions of the murders and seen as one of the earliest and more respectable entries in the Slasher Movie genre.

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