The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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Tobe Hooper, 1974, 83 min., 35mm

Image: Tobe Hooper, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (still), 1974; courtesy Bryanston Distributing Company/Photofest; © Bryanston Distributing Company.

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.