The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

83 mins.
Directed by Tobe Hooper
R
1974

Five friends head out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather. On the trip, they stumble across what appears to be a deserted house—only to discover something sinister within. Something armed with a chainsaw.

Violent, confrontational, and shockingly realistic, director Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE terrified audiences in a way never thought possible when it was unleashed on a politically and socially tumultuous America in 1974.

Facing a storm of controversy, censorship, and outcry throughout its troubled release, this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time to become a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone.