Capital Celluloid 2020 — Day 107: Wed Oct 28

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Hooper, 1974): Castle Cinema, 7.30pm


This 16mm presntation is also being shown at the Castle Cinema (details here) on October 22nd. (If you can't make it on either night the Prince Charles Cinema has 35mm screenings on 29tht and 31st October (more information 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 (and above) is the trailer.

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