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  DVDFILE.COM: Texas Chainsaw Massacre review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Iironically, the new Texas Chainsaw may actually be a far more pleasurable experience for longtime fans than a scary one, because having survived the original, we already know what is coming.
Photographed by original Texas Chainsaw DP Daniel Pearl, and with a visual style designed to resemble "shades of puke," this superb 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is just the right shade of dried blood.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an above-average "reimagining" that has moments of genuine tension, but also is a bit too choppy and glossy to compete with the non-stop intensity and originality of the original.
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 Horrordvds.com - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Special Ed. LD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some people seem to think Texas Chainsaw is extremely gory when there is hardly any gore at all, and some people believe that TCM is based on a true story, which it's not.
A series of grave robings in Texas have caused many families to be concerned about the remains of their buried relatives.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre was shot in 16mm and blown up to 35 for it's theatrical run so naturally the film has never really looked good and when you combine that with the films age you can't expect much for a good home video presentation.
www.horrordvds.com /reviews/n-z/tcm-ld   (1512 words)

 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
But the beauty of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is that it was shot on sixteen-millimeter film, in a documentary style, on a tiny budget with no name actors, and with very little blood.
Chainsaws are dangerous especially if in the hands of a maniacal madman.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the scariest movies ever made; and then it was remade, and remade again, and the third times wasn't exactly the charm as director Marcus Nispel's attempts to recreate the 1974 horror classic.
www.filmmonthly.com /Video/Articles/TexasChainsawMassacre/TexasChainsawMassacre.html   (1853 words)

 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre . Austin Chronicle . 11-02-98
It's been 24 years since The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released, and in that time it's become somewhat of a cultural and cinematic landmark.
Chainsaw has been compared to Hitchcock's Psycho in the sense that people looking back on it seem to recall these ghastly scenes of bloodshed that in reality just aren't there.
I like the film as this wacky, crazy, bizarre, over-the-top dark comedy, but it missed its mark in doing what the audience expected it to do, which was to scare the hell out of them and give them a little more of what they had experienced in the first film.
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 Texas Chainsaw Massacre
As Sally, (Marilyn Burns) her invalid brother Franklin, and three friends head out to inspect the gravesite of her family, they are soon side tracked on the ultimate journey of terror.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the quintessential horror movie of all time, and along with
TCM is based on the story of the serial killer, Ed Gein.
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 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With that said, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is a film without much of a point, and rightfully so.
"Texas Chainsaw Massacre" had an interesting approach to this method: the violence was implied, sometimes vaguely shown, and its after-affect celebrated in its full and splendid glory.
But if you're able to use your brain, then you should be able to recognize "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" for the important work of art that it really is.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0072271   (605 words)

 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Review (1986)
Texas DJ Stretch (Caroline Williams) hears an extravagant murder committed during a phone-in to her show, and teams up with Lefty (Dennis Hopper) to track down those responsible - a certain family of cannibals...
If you watched The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and wondered where all the gore was, why, here it is in the sequel.
Basically, Texas 2 is to the original what, say, Halloween 2 is to Halloween: perfectly watchable, but nothing special.
www.thespinningimage.co.uk /cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=143   (476 words)

 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sally's brother Franklin is obsessed with his knife, and at one point in the film gives it to Sally.
On August 18th, 1973, in Texas, the youths Erin (Jessica Biel), her boy-friend Kemper (Eric Balfour), their friends Andy (Mike Vogel) and Morgan (Jonathan Tucker) and the hitchhiker Pepper (Erica Leerhsen) are returning from a vacation in Mexico to a concert of the Lynnard Skynnard.
The original "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is a classic, and as I have already written in other reviews, I do not see any reason to release remakes of movies, mainly classics.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0324216   (626 words)

 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains seared into the memories of many as a chilling exercise in horror cinema.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a great film to observe, and part of this comes from Bay's manic-editing influence.
And the weird thing is, if The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was not as dull as it is, the mind would not be able to wander than thus take in all these smaller details.
www.haro-online.com /movies/texas_chainsaw_massacre.html   (519 words)

 Horrordvds.com - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 DVD Review
They attack the two men in their car and during this whole ordeal Stretch is listening on the phone, hearing the sounds of chainsaws and the screams of the men.
I loved the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, but the sequel was not enjoyable for me. It almost seems to me that Tobe Hooper couldn't decide whether to make a parody of the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre or to make a legit sequel.
This is unfortunate because on the Elite laserdisc and the Anchor Bay VHS release of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 there are a number of deleted scenes from the film that are included as supplements.
www.horrordvds.com /reviews/n-z/tcm2   (1515 words)

 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was a seminal classic that forever changed horror films.
Based on the true life story of serial killer Ed Gein (also the basis for Hitchcock's "Psycho"), its near documentary style filmmaking made the horror a gritty reality that was inescapable for the viewer.
TCM completists and many horror fans probably will buy (or have bought) this disc.
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 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Platinum Edition (2003)
In many ways, Massacre reminds me of flicks like The Silence of the Lambs and Seven in that it forces a certain mood on the viewer that makes it consistently murky tone.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Massacre didn’t present a tremendously ambitious soundfield, but the audio seemed to accentuate the visuals well.
www.dvdmg.com /texaschainsawmassacre2003.shtml   (2994 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Movies (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
The film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was based on a true story.
There never was a massacre in Texas on which this was based.
Whether these similiarities are sufficiently close to justify the statement that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was "based on a true story" is up to filmgoers to decide for themselves.
www.snopes.com /movies/films/chainsaw.asp   (832 words)

 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Movie Review @ Hollywood.com - The best online source for movie reviews.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In desperate need of a solution to the dead girl in the car, the quintet stumbles upon a dilapidated house in a rural Texas community inhabited by Thomas Hewitt (Andrew Bryniarski) and his strange extended family.
As Erin in TCM, Biel emerges as a strong lead and it's refreshing to see a horror movie heroine who never twists her ankle in a pivotal chase scene, doesn't scream unnecessarily and knows how to hotwire anything on wheels.
Half storytelling, half mood, music intensive and richly atmospheric, TCM has great visual appeal, although some of it is undercut by some of producer Michael Bay's trademark bullet path shots.
www.hollywood.com /movies/reviews/movie/1730541   (639 words)

 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
"Texas Chainsaw Massacre" could only have been made effectively in the 1970s, as so many of the films sequels would later prove.
Very much in the spirit of Wes Craven's early film "Last House on the Left," "Texas Chainsaw" exploits the fear we all have of our fellow man, the dilemma not knowing whom we can really trust.
A masterpiece of horror, "Texas" is one of a number of films that influenced "The Blair Witch Project," not to mention a million other, lower-quality copycats.
www.esplatter.com /reviewsttoz/texaschainsawmassacre.htm   (374 words)

As a matter of fact, the print they used at the drive-in was so worn and faded that I first thought the film was in fl and white.
Surprisingly, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" isn't nearly as graphic as I or most people remember it.
That's part of the pleasure of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." The film, like the character Leatherface, comes at you like a chainsaw.
www.lightviews.com /texaschainsaw.htm   (947 words)

 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
On a backwater Texas road two drunken rich kids challenge a pickup truck to a game of chicken, while at the same time calling in to radio dj Vanita ‘Stretch’ Brock on their car-phone.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) was one of the most notorious horror film of the 1970s.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) was an unnecessary but surprisingly reasonable remake of the original.
www.moria.co.nz /horror/texas2.htm   (846 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In any case, as ya’ll should know Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a remake of the 1974 low-budged classic by the same name conceived by Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is purported to be a true story.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a slasher film at the core, but it works on other levels that are important to decent horror films.
www.epinions.com /content_115816631940   (823 words)

 Review: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The 2003 version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is less a remake of the 1974 cult classic than it is a re-interpretation.
And, despite keeping the setting in 1973, the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre eliminates some of the cheesier aspects of the original (dialogue about astrology and the infamous "dinner scene") and adds a few things of its own.
In 1973, Tobe Hooper and his cast and crew went out in the Texas heat and filmed a low-budget thriller that has long been regarded by fans as one of the great horror staples.
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 Texas Prison Museum
He was imprisoned in 1874 for leading raids on Texas settlers.
Inmates who die in the Texas prison system are buried there for one reason - no one claims the body.
In some cases there is no one who wants to claim the body, however, many of the families now choose to allow the state to absorb the burial costs.
www.txprisonmuseum.org /article.html   (649 words)

 EUFS: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The film has as much claim to truth as any other, in that the events depicted did happen to the extent that they were staged for the camera.
Then, when the chainsaw wielding Leatherface finally makes an appearance, we're plunged into a kind of inverted fairy tale world where conventional distinctions - good/evil, acceptable/unacceptable, human/animal cease to apply.
If you think Texas Chainsaw is a disturbing film you ain't seen nothing yet...
www.eufs.org.uk /films/the_texas_chainsaw_massacre.html   (314 words)

 Amazon.com: DVD: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
First, the packaging is nice, the case unfolding into the shape of a chainsaw blade, and accompanied by fl-and-white "evidence" photographs in a sealed envelope.
Tobe Hooper's original 1974 "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is one of greatest splatter flicks of all time, a landmark in brutal, uncompromising cinema.
Which means a quick stop for Texas BBQ and some gas is fraught with more than a little anxiety, and a little becomes a lot when the Kids meet up with a pretty, distraught young hitchhiker (Lauren German), who gives a whole new meaning to "concealed weapon".
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00018D42W?v=glance   (2595 words)

 Zap2it.com - Movies - FEATURES - BEHIND THE SCENES - STORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Audiences are faced with the ads of horrifying chases through a farm by a maniac with a roaring powertool for "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" -- a remake of the original 1974 slasher classic.
The Travis County, Texas authorities, for example, point out that only a handful of murders actually happen outside of their metro city, Austin, and author/historian Tim Harden says his daily queries are tripling now that the myth is being perpetuated again just before the Oct. 17 release of the remake.
He confessed to two murders of women about the age of his overbearing mother, and he is suspected of killing his brother in a fire, but the remaining body parts found at his house -- of an estimated 15 people -- were dug up from a cemetery.
www.zap2it.com /movies/features/scenes/story/0,1259,---19093,00.html   (865 words)

 Amazon.ca: DVD: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TCM is very loosely based on the life of Ed Gein, who also inspired both Psycho (N.Bates) and Silence of the Lambs (Buffalo Bill).
This movie, in it's day truly impacted viewers, not only was it the first time that most had witnessed this kind of movie violence, but the grainy almost home-movie feel of it brought the viewer even closer to the movie..
Like The Exorcist The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is not really scary as in jumping out of your seat and screaming, but is eerie and just plain creepy.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000C8ART   (1457 words)

 Ed Gein - Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The True Story
Despite being heavily touted as "inspired by a true story," both Tobe Hooper's original 1974 film and the 2003 Marcus Nispel remake are only lightly based on the real-life murderer Ed Gein, who is suspected to have taken several victims between 1954 and 1957.
The element of the chainsaw that was added for the film's story once again emphasizes the loose connection of the film to Gein.
The Events of that day were to lead to the discovery of one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history.
www.chasingthefrog.com /reelfaces/texaschainsaw.php   (1036 words)

 RollingStone.com: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In that moment, I thought The Texas Chainsaw Massacre might actually capture the spirit of the 1974 Tobe Hooper horror classic that cost two cents (actually $150,000) and grossed more than $100 million.
Just nonstop tension generated by being at the mercy of a family of inbred cretins in some Texas backwater.
Chainsaw is produced by Michael Bay (Bad Boys I and II), which explains its soullessness.
www.rollingstone.com /reviews/movie/_/id/5947839   (279 words)

 Amazon.com: DVD: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is probably one of the scariest movies ever made.
Terror and carnage is the outcome for a group of unsuspecting teens in the classic horror movie that shocked audiences all over the country, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." A film that still has the raw power to shock and terrify viewers even today.
Despite the menace of its title, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is actually very restrained in the gore department.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000C8ART?v=glance   (2796 words)

 Texas Chainsaw Massacre True Story Official Movie Site: Trailer, Pictures, Remake Pics
Is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror a true story?
Check out these scary horror chainsaw pictures, clips, pics, horror movie wallpaper and previews from The Texas Chainsaw Massacure.
Based loosely on Leatherface and the true, real story events that inspired the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror movies history, the new horror film centers around a group of friends whose free spirited roadtrip becomes a terrifying descent into horror filled madness when they find themselves isolated in a rural Texas community.
www.texaschainsawmovie.com   (211 words)

 New York Post Online Edition: movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jessica Biel is witness to butchery in the witless remake "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
The original story line is followed fairly closely: Erin and her boyfriend, Kemper (Eric Balfour of "Six Feet Under"), return in a Volkswagen van from a pot-purchasing trip to Mexico with in-lust couple Pepper (Erica Leerhsen) and Andy (Mike Vogel), as well as the nerdy Morgan (Jonathan Tucker).
Based on the hysterical reaction of a preview audience, the odds are good this new "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" will generate multiple sequels, just as the original did.
www.nypost.com /movies/8299.htm   (535 words)

 Ed Gein: Real American Psycho
Who ever thought of putting that intro at the beginning of TCM with the narration of John Larroquette forever engraved this untruth into the American psyche.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre isn't a true story.
As a little boy, Tobe Hooper (the writer and director of TCM), while visiting relatives in Wisconsin, subconsciously suppressed the nightmarish tales of a reclusive farmer who was convicted for necrophila, cannibalism, and murder.
www.houseofhorrors.com /gein.htm   (1532 words)

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