It’s hard to reinvent the classics. Sure, some classic horror films don’t stand the test of time, but The Texas Chainsaw Massacre sure does. That’s why it’s my pick for Day 18 of 31 Days of Halloween.
IMDB’s Description: “Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather’s grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.”
This film is so well done. It’s no wonder it launched such an enduring franchise and has inspired so many similar films. The setting is genuinely unsettling, as is the setup of this dastardly family. It’s not a very long film, but every minute seems to count. It’s a very fast-paced movie with plenty of genuine scares. Seriously, if you’ve ever seen a movie with backwoods serial killers and enjoyed it, you need to see this film.