texas chainsaw massacre

83 | Leatherface

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Directors: Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury

Writer: Seth M. Sherwood

Synopsis: The movie begins in the mid 1950's, where we learn the Sawyer family, headed up by matriarch Lili Taylor, is up to their usual shenanigans. But when they murder the daughter of a local deputy, he responds by doing the sensible thing & taking the minor Sawyer children into state custody. When chaos erupts at the state home, a handful of wards escape (along with a nurse, who is having a terrible first day) and now it's the local deputy's job to track them down.


Stephen King is just sooo hot right now and since we'd never want to be considered "un-hip," we'll be jumping on the King-wagon to review the recently released Gerald's Game, which is now streaming on Netflix.

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.