Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Day 27 of Horror Month: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The worst of humans kill other humans. The worst of their number also rape and abuse their victims. Ed Gein was a person abused by his mother, and trained for the acts he was about to commit by the world view she educated him to believe. He was a cannibal, a sexual deviant, and a murderer. And more...
A family of strange cannibals ambush and kill, and eat, lost travelers and others who come near their home. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is sold as a true story. It isn't but the lead character, affectionately called Leatherface, is based upon someone real. Ed Gein. Ed Gein made human clothing and wore it. Leatherface wears the face of a victim. This work is amazingly frightening, and the source it draws from is even worse.
It is too intense for me to have watched more than once, but it is worthwhile if you wish to be afraid.