Friday, 5 September 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 282: Fri Oct 10

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Hooper, 1974): Vue West End Screen 7, 9pm


58th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (8-19 October 2014) DAY 3
Every day (from October 8 to October 19) I will be selecting the London Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the movies you are unlikely to see in London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each screening. Here is all the information you need about the best way to get tickets.

This film also screens on Oct 12 (NFT1) and Oct 13 (Ritzy Cinema). Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Tobe Hooper's 1974 bloodbath cheapie acquired a considerable reputation among ideologically oriented critics, who admired the film's sneaky equation of middle-class values with cannibalism and wholesale slaughter. The plot, such as it is, concerns a group of teenagers who fall into the hands—and knives, and ultimately chain saws—of a backwoods family of homicidal maniacs. The picture gets to you more through its intensity than its craft, but Hooper does have a talent.
Dave Kehr

Here is the remastered trailer.

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