The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1974 R 1h 24m Blu-ray / DVD

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1974 R 1h 24m Blu-ray / DVD
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Director Tobe Hooper's horror classic is a gruesome reminder that a movie need not be complicated to scare the daylights out of viewers. Sally (Marilyn Burns), her wheelchair-bound brother (Paul A. Partain) and their friends travel to a vandalized graveyard to see if their grandfather's remains are intact. En route, they come upon chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and it's a fight to the bloody death between good and evil.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
None
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Gunnar Hansen
  • Jim Siedow
  • Marilyn Burns
  • Edwin Neal
  • Paul A. Partain
  • Teri McMinn
  • William Vail
  • John Dugan
  • John Henry Faulk
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although this movie has some blood and gore, the amount is noticeably less than what appears in modern horror movies. Also missing here is the extremely profane language and sex/nudity that are very much a part of current scary movies. Despite this, the movie is still way too scary and intense for younger teens--if you watch with your older teen, you might want to discuss how horror movies have changed over time. Do they think the additional violence in modern horror flicks makes them scarier?

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

Graphic description of how cows are slaughtered. Characters are cut, stabbed, sliced, and hung--but there is not nearly as much blood/gore as there is in modern horror movies. Disturbing images, such as decaying bodies, skeletons, and a nest of daddy lo

Language

Mild, especially considering that the characters are being chased by crazed killers.

Social Behavior

The cast is all white; one character is in a wheelchair. The characters pick up a hitchhiker.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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