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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby LV-426 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:20 pm

The first Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released in 1974 and was directed by Tobe Hooper. The film is very gritty and feels like your watching a documentary. The cinematography is gritty and realistic, it looks amazing. The acting is actually pretty good, especially by the family of cannibalistic serial killers. The film is a horror icon and a must see.
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby Hopeflower » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:17 pm

Indeed. A classic I can watch over and over without getting tired of it. XP
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby Galaxia » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:18 pm

Despite being completely different I also did a good experience out of the second,not the same experience on gets from the first mind you XP
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby LV-426 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:41 pm

I also found the second film very entertaining, I liked it's dark sense of humor. I also think Chop Top is funny as hell :)
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby Iceking » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:17 pm

I watched the first movie. I liked it mostly because it focused more on suspense and less on violence to create scares.
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby Galaxia » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:18 pm

Suspense is what makes a good horror movie IK and TTM is full of it if I remember correctly
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby LV-426 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:54 pm

It also left the gore up to the imagination, it didn't show you anything but it made you think you saw a lot more then you did. It's the old saying less is more. Thats why this movie is a classic
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby Galaxia » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:57 pm

Why are horror movies these days almost impossible to make this good? Have directors just given up?
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby Godzilla Forever » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:04 pm

@ Galaxia: People have a hard time finding the line between "Scary" and "Disturbing". Scary is like The Omen. Disturbing is like The Thing (except The Thing is actually GOOD).
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby LV-426 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:07 pm

because directors today think that gore makes a movie scary, when you actually need suspense to make it scary. Movies like The Thing are gory and scary because it was also suspenseful
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby Galaxia » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:43 pm

The Thing was a perfect mixture of all in my opinion,TCM got it just right where they were going for too
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby LV-426 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:10 pm

Very True, but they had to remake it. Why do they remake all the classics? To me a classic is perfect as it is
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby Galaxia » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:12 pm

Remakes are just a way to make money really,regardless of how badly they can actually ruin the movie.Very few remakes are faithful to the original
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby LV-426 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:21 pm

It's all about the money, greedy ********. the two remakes that were actually good were The Fly and The Thing. Besides that most remakes suck. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake was pointless. It was to polished looking. it didn't have the grittiness of the original. The new actors weren't convincing, the only person who I thought did a good job was R Lee Ermey who played Sheriff Hoyt. I thought his character was pretty good. But besides that everything else was mediocre
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby Galaxia » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:55 pm

Money makes the world go round as they say LV, unfortunately instead of putting any effort into a film they decide a remake or a sequel to an already existing franchise is in order to make a fast buck with minimal effort put in to it
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby LV-426 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:04 pm

hopefully one day they'll make another good Texas Chainsaw Massacre, maybe Tobe Hooper could direct it
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby RollTheBones » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:01 am

I heard this movie was PG in the 70s! PLEASE!!! WITH THIS VIOLENCE!!!
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby Hopeflower » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:34 am

Not true. That's the rating Tobe Hooper (the director) was hoping to get by cutting down on the gore, but it was still rated "R" by the MPAA.
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Re: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

Postby RollTheBones » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:51 am

They were putting ALOT of weird ratings on there!!
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