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The film which you are about to see is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths, in particular Sally Hardesty and her invalid brother, Franklin. It is all the more tragic in that they were young. But, had they lived very, very long lives, they could not have expected nor would they have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as they were to see that day. For them an idyllic summer afternoon drive became a nightmare. The events of that day were to lead to the discovery of one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history...The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
~ The introduction to the 1974 film

Summary

Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 1974 American slasher film set and filmed in Texas (gasp). It follows the story of a group of teenagers who inadvertently stumble across a cannibalistic family hidden in the woods. This trend carries on through most of the movies, with both a rising body count and a rising budget.

The original film was banned in several countries and hundreds of theaters around the world. For the time, it was a shockingly gory film with incredibly offensive content, though by modern standards it seems almost tame.

It is still praised as one of the best horror films in history, forming several important genre tropes, such as having a massive, hulking main character, the use of power tools as weapons, and of course the gore. The sequels... more of a mixed bag, at best.

Recently the remake series has revamped the series, adding little in terms of feats but focusing a lot more on the family of cannibals, rather than asinine teenage scum.

Media of the Series

Films

Other Media

The Power of the Verse

Somewhat low tier even by horror movie standards, Texas Chainsaw Massacre has a handful of peak humans and Leatherface, who, like Jason Voorhees], is the main event of his series. Depending on the version, Leatherface can be superhuman and powerful, restricted only by his mental slowness and reliance on family, which can occasionally limit his usefulness when left alone. The verse also shows some minor abilities like Telepathy (As shown by Hewitt twins, Cain and Abel), Longevity (Grandpa Sawyer), and High Pain Resistance

Character Profiles

The Family

Others

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