The one, the only (well not really), the original! Yes the time has arrived to finally unleash our review of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This episode we recorded over a year ago, back when we were zygotes.
- Intro – (0:03)
- Synopsis – (04:11)
- Trailer – (4:50)
- Review – (6:42)
- Score – (10:43)
- Spoilers – (16:24)
- Final Recommendations – (1:10:46)
- Taglines – (1:12:20)
- Outro – (1:18:36)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre stars Mike Myers as a San Francisco poet who fears commitment and suspects his girlfriend may have a knack for killing off her significant others. Oh wait, that’s So I Married an Axe Murderer.
No, Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the story of a massacre that happened in Texas that involves a chainsaw. Maybe the intro crawl to the movie explains it best.
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Review of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is obviously regarded as one of the greatest horror movies of all time and has been highly influential in the genre. If I had to describe this movie in one word, it would be “unhinged”. A lot of elements from this film and the low budget could have made this movie a hot mess, but somehow Tobe Hooper pulls off a coherent and terrifying masterpiece.
Inspiration for TCM
Ed Gein “only” killed two women, so he’s not technically a serial killer, but he would dig up dead bodys and make stuff from their skin and bones.
Soon after his mother’s death, Gein began to create a “woman suit” so that, as he stated, “…could become his mother—to literally crawl into her skin”. Gein denied having sex with the bodies he exhumed, explaining: “They smelled too bad.”
Here is some of the items authorities found in his house:
- Whole human bones and fragments
- A wastebasket made of human skin
- Human skin covering several chair seats
- Bowls made from human skulls
- A corset made from a female torso skinned from shoulders to waist
- Leggings made from human leg skin
- Masks made from the skin of female heads
- A heart “in a plastic bag in front of Gein’s potbellied stove”
- Nine vulvae in a shoe box
- A belt made from female human nipples
- A pair of lips on a window shade drawstring
- A lampshade made from the skin of a human face