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  • However, Tobe Hooper's reputation was destroyed forever after making a film with such a horrific title, and the talented filmmaker never had the chance of proving himself on a major studio (with the one exception of Poltergeist)

    • by limonar
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      This controversial horror film by Tobe Hooper was made in a time where extremely violent films where becoming more and more accepted among the audience, but as a matter of fact, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre could be the most misunderstood film ever. The title hints to a gruesome film, bays of blood and gore, and that was what I expected when I after many doubts decided to watch the film.

      What I discovered was shocking, but not


      at all the extremely violent and sick film I had expected.

      There is where little violence in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, even less than in a tv-produced detective story nowadays.

      And yet it is one of the scariest films ever.

      Tobe Hooper played tricks on people’s expectations when they saw the horrific title.

      As people where expecting extreme violence, the tension builds up enormously powerful and scares the viewer half to death without ever showing any blood ...


      • or gore.

        The real horror is in what you don’t see in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, what the viewer imagines could be happening in the film but was left out, and not in what is actually shown.

        This was a genius idea by Tobe Hooper, but the fact is that people that haven’t actually seen the film itself assumes it is a sick and disturbed film, and therefore it haven’t reached the serious audience it actually deserves,

        because it is a very intelligent and artistic film.

        However, Tobe Hooper’s reputation was destroyed forever after making a film with such a horrific title, and the talented filmmaker never had the chance of proving himself on a major studio (with the one exception of Poltergeist).

        Or perhaps he is actually a talentless idiot who got lucky once, I will never know.

        But I do know The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a top class horror film, and will always be.




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