Daniel Corleone's Movie Review of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 05/03/13

A gruesome film inspired by the crimes of real-life murderer Ed Gein. Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) and her paraplegic brother, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), travel with three friends, Jerry (Allen Danziger), Kirk (William Vail), and Pam (Teri McMinn) visit Sally's grandfather's grave. The editing could have been improved and appropriate character background would have been nice. The sound, settings, props and acting were solid to make it horrific. Surprisingly, some of the dialogue was provocative for its genre, "There are somethings you gotta do. It don't mean you gotta like it." - the proprietor/cook (Jim Siedow) "Everything means something, I guess." - Sally. Overall, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre falls short if done today since it's light plot doesn't entertain much except for the chase between Sally and Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), both we know little of. Still, the latter is one of the icons of horror flicks.

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