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Matt: Before 'Friday The 13th', before 'Halloween', and before 'A Nightmare On Elm Street', there was 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. This film was single handedly responsible for the veritable launch of the slasher film and the horror genre as we know it today. Not since 'Psycho' had there been a film that caused so much uproar and controversy in the mainstream media. This is one of the scariest movies of all-time, and thanks to the Blu-Ray release, it holds up surprisingly well. The plot was simple and effective, and the actors, while relatively inexperienced, delivered on all fronts. Through their performances and the misery they truly went through making the film, you really get the aesthetic feel of just how how it was in Texas that summer. There are many memorable scenes that scare the crap out of you each and every time, but my favorite is where Sally and Franklin are searching for their friends in the dark, and out pops Leatherface! The scariest scene of all-time, in my opinion. And that family is just downright creepy. This film is without a doubt, a turn off the lights, curl up on the couch type film. All I can say is, get your popcorn ready. It's a hell of a ride, no matter how many times you watch it. 10 out of 10.
A.J.: What can I say? 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' is the definition of a classic, must-own horror movie. One of the few horror movies that will legitimately scare the sh*t out of you no matter how many times you watch it. The scariest part about this movie is that it is based off of real-life events and Leatherface could not only exist in your nightmares, but next door as well. There is nothing bad I can say about this film, as it receives a very rare 10 out of 10 from me.
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