7 | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


In celebration of its 40th anniversary rerelease in BluRay, in this episode we cover the classic slasher film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. We also spend some time at the end comparing it to the 2003 remake, starring Jessica Biel. What is it that makes this horror movie stand the test of time and remain, to this day, one of the most terrifying films? Who was responsible for funding the making of this movie? We touch on all sorts of stuff - Enjoy!!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Director: Tobe Hooper

Writers: Kim Henkel (story), Tobe Hooper (story)

Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, and Allen Danziger

What'd we think of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre?
(Out of 5 stars)

During this episode, Amy references these two books: Men, Women, and Chainsaws by Carol J. Clover and Shock Value by Jason Zinoman.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel

Writers: Kim Henkel (1974 screenplay), Tobe Hooper (1974 screenplay), Scott Kosar (screenplay)

Stars: Jessica Biel, Johnathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski

What did we think of the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake?
(Out of 5 stars)

The next movie we'll be discussing will be the much anticipated (at least by Amy and Jamie) Australian film, The Babadook. Check out the trailer and then watch the movie for yourself. It has a limited theater release but is available on demand.

Our next podcast episode will be a quick recap and review of episodes 7 & 8 of American Horror Story: Freak Show.