Part of Sally’s shirt has been torn, exposing her back.
Sex: None
Form of nipples visible through a girl shirt.
Pam wears a tight fitting shirt and shorts.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


By Toby Hober’s Texas Chainsaw murderer was released in 1974. It was inspired by the real event of “butcher in plain town” and evolved into a story of five college students who met a chainsaw murderer in Texas and were slaughtered.

American horror films have entered the 1960s and 1970s and have a new development trend. In addition to the early Castle vampires, wild mummies and alien monsters, which have gradually become terrorist events around people such as horror corner and ghost house, there are also a large number of killing horror films for young people. The style of horror films in this era is mainly reflected in bloody violence and the pursuit of sensory stimulation, emphasizing the authenticity of special effects. Texas Chainsaw murderer is a representative work.

The shooting cost of the film is less than 100000 US dollars, but its box office in the United States is 31 million, and then it has made more than 100 million profits worldwide. Its unprecedented success lies in the wonderful horror type setting and element presentation. Its young people are bound to be dangerous when traveling by car. There are murderers in pickup trucks and hidden murderers in gas stations. Now it has become the standard routine of horror films; The human skin mask, the murderer’s human skin mask, the screeching chainsaw, the screaming chase in the middle of the night and other symbols and lenses have become classics in film history.

Different from the later “flash” focusing on psychological fear and the reality of monsters in “Jaws”, the horror of “Texas Chainsaw murderer” lies in the reality. Whether it’s the struggle of the female owner being kidnapped by the skinny man, or the helplessness under the long lens of chainsaw chasing, the fear and imagination caused by the killing of the same kind, and my powerlessness for fish and meat run through the story. This will arouse the audience’s transposition consciousness to the greatest extent and replace themselves into the role of the slain.

This fear comes not only from the despair of having no way to escape, but also from the fine torture when death approaches. At the climax, the half dead “Grandpa” was carried out, and the two grandchildren asked grandpa to hammer the female owner. At that time, he was too old to lift the murder weapon, so the hammer lifted and fell off on the woman’s head again and again. The suffering of such a long wait for death is absolutely more lethal than one shot.

Although the story is quite bloody, the lens of the film is not cruel. Most of the horror comes from the rendering and bedding of various sides. At the same time, the description of the villain murderer in the film does not simply stay in madness and violence, but vaguely explains their background through the character dialogue: Modern slaughtering equipment has eliminated the original slaughtering method, the old butcher has been abandoned by the times, and the unemployed has become useless. So the town became desolate and became a hell for the living and the dead.

From the behavior of the three generations of grandparents, we can infer that their grandfather may have been a butcher. In the era of his father, his violence not only turned to livestock and strangers, but also turned to his son to drive them to work for him. The hitchhiker was obviously dissatisfied with his father. He protected his mentally retarded skinny brother from being beaten by his father, and scolded him in an argument with his father that he would only enjoy his success.

Interestingly, among the four grandparents and grandchildren, only the father can communicate with normal people, while the others are either aphasia or crazy. If Grandpa represents a frustrated old-fashioned craftsman, his father is the master who finds a new way of life in the cracks and has an absolute right to speak. Skinny faced men and hitchhikers symbolize the oppressed and enslaved weak (isn’t it incredible to say they are weak), and five young men and women mean something new to break into their world.

In this sense, “Texas Chainsaw murderer” can also be seen as the old world’s resistance to the new order, counterattack and panic against outsiders. The young generation of butchers once tried to integrate into the “modern” life. For example, the hitchhiker tried to “do business” with young people and sell them photos, but he failed because he didn’t understand the business rules. In this process, the vigilance, arrogance and rudeness of the young people are just like what the outside world has always imposed on the butchers. The humiliation finally angered the hitchhiker.

Therefore, the hitchhiker asked his grandfather to hammer the female owner, which also implied that he wanted to restore the glory of the old generation of butchers. However, the contradiction between the old and the new was finally expressed in the way of a family of bloodthirsty madmen, and the beast completely replaced human nature, which was really frightening; Finally, when the skinny faced man danced with a chainsaw in the bloody sunset, this classic scene not only made people extremely frightened, but also had the meaning of decline and tragedy that they would eventually be buried by history under the change of the times. On the chopping board of the slaughterhouse, young people are fish; On the chopping board of the great age, butchers were slaughtered. The massacre of murderers is like the blood of butchers run over by the times.

“Texas Chainsaw murderer” has a wide influence on the horror film industry, which is almost unmatched. The film itself produced a series. In addition to the prequel, there are parts 2, 3 and 4, including remake version, 3D version, etc. Moreover, countless horror films, such as scream, the wax museum of terror and the fatal bend, were affected by it; There are many horror films named “chainsaw”, such as the “chainsaw thriller” series started in 2004. Texas, where the story took place, has become a hotbed of horror stories, constantly contributing thriller stories and strong and ferocious Texas farmers to the screen. More than 40 years later, the film still looks creepy. It can be said that it is a well deserved milestone in the history of horror films.

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