The horror film classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre follows a group of young travelers whose car runs out of gas — to their misfortune — while on their way to visit a long-abandoned family home. Known for originating many of the staples of the slasher genre — such as a faceless killer and power tools as weapons — it also functioned as a critique of the meat industry.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Related Exhibition Cindy Sherman
Thursday, August 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Tobe Hooper, 1974, 83 min., 35mm
Image: Tobe Hooper, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (still), 1974; courtesy Bryanston Distributing Company/Photofest; © Bryanston Distributing Company.