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YMMV / The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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Rest of the franchise:

  • Complete Monster: Vilmer Sawyer & Verna Sawyer. See those pages for details.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: You read correct people - Leatherface, espically Tom Hewitt.
    • Chop Top also has his share.
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  • Evil Is Cool: Leatherface and his families the Sawyers and the Hewitts, whom they are both cannibalistic families, but the former for their Laughably Evil Black Comedy quirkiness and their Character Rerailment as a serious threat in Texas Chainsaw 3D and Leatherface, while the latter for their genunine scariness and R. Lee Ermey as Hoyt.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Almost always avoided. Exceptions are Tex from TCM III and Darla from The Next Generation.
    • Also Heather from Texas Chainsaw 3D.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Leatherface. How much of a Jerkass depends on the film (outside of the whole cannibalism thing), but for most of the series he is a severely mentally ill and challenged man who acts on his abusive family's orders.
  • Only the Creator Does It Right: Averted. While the original film is considered the best in the series, the second and fourth films made with the involvement of Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel respectively do not get the same reverence with the fourth widely considered a contender for one of the worst films in the series.
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  • The Problem with Licensed Games: If anyone ever mentions the Atari 2600 game, it is only because because it is bad.


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