The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of the most important and influential horror movies of all time, completely transforming the genre landscape following its shocking release in the late 1970s. And while few films have been studied with the intensity of scrutiny given TCM, there are always new facts emerging that are certain to surprise even the most ardent of Chainsaw fans. As part of their ongoing series The Untold Truth Of, the folks at Looper have collected a handful of informational gems that will add to fans’ appreciation for, and understanding of, this seminal cinematic achievement.
The Dark Untold Truth of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre includes interview clips with director Tobe Hooper that elaborates on his inspirations and motivations. Most intriguing, in my opinion, is the effect The Texas Chain Saw Massacre had on fellow filmmaker Guillermo del Toro who, according to the video, went vegetarian for over a year after first experiencing the film.
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