Entertaining story and a bunch of neat nods to the original. All around an enjoyable watch, I have no major complaints 👍
The mere idea of being hunted down by a band of crazed psychopaths in some remote countryside, miles away from anyone’s reach and without access to any form of contact with the outside world is enough to send chills down my spine. As a big fan of the horror genre, seeing this concept play out on screen was a real treat. Sure the acting isn’t the best and some scenes are admittedly drawn out, but The Texas Chain Saw Massacre nicely compensates for these shortcomings by being so delightfully gory and disturbing. A classic and for good reason.
This film lives up to it’s legendary reputation in virtually every category. What little dialogue it had was charming, it’s cinematography can only be described as masterful, and the included scores served flawlessly to set the film’s tone from beginning to end. In my review of The Thing (1982) I complained about a trend in science fiction of attempting to impress viewers by devising storylines that are unnecessarily confusing and abstract, conceding however that this route can in some cases…