The Texas Chain Saw Massacre ★★★★½

A blueprint of sorts in a horror subgenre I like to call "In The Middle of Nowhere w/Danger." Hooper's use of low angles (the tracking shot with the bench; very slick) and vibrant color palettes, along with neat shadow work, is a pleasure to watch. The soundtrack is mostly comprised of disorienting sounds, a great touch—a movie about slaughter and violence, but also a film about a dysfunctional family.

Leatherface is the Jeanne Dielman of psychopaths. We need a new movie based on that description.

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