The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Release Date: 1974
Director: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain
Plot: On a trip to visit an old house, a group of people discovers a family of cannibals.
Why it’s recommended: The origin of Leatherface. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is loud, scary, bloody, well-aged, and legitimately chilling.
Interesting Fact: According to John Larroquette, his payment for doing the opening narration was a marijuana joint.
Best Line: “Shut up, you bitch hog!”
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%
*Featured in Steven Schneider’s: “101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die”
*Featured in Steven Schneider’s: “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”
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