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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

I hadn’t seen this movie since the 1980s when I watched it on television with my Halloween-loving cousin, Pam. It was a little too much for me to handle then, so I left Pam’s house early without finishing it and ran quickly home to my mama. Last night, the movie was on FUSE, and it wasn’t as terrifying as I remembered as a kid, but I’m sure it still has the potential to scare the leggings off anyone who hasn’t seen as many horror films as I have. I recently read a review about “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” that contrasts the 1974 version and the “Chainsaw” film released a couple of years ago. The reviewer argued that one element missing from the remake is Vietnam. Apparently, the director had the Vietnam war in mind when he shaped the original film, and the murder and mayhem within it supposedly symbolizes the terror and insanity of Vietnam. I also read a short piece today about Ed Gein, the man who inspired the character Leatherface. I hadn’t realized …