Wed 25 October 8:45pm
Director: Tobe Hooper
Cast: Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail
The University of Northampton‘s Cult Film Club present the classic 1974 horror as part of their Extreme Horror season.
Just as Hitchcock’s Psycho was based on the life of deeply disturbed farmer Ed Gein, so is this little story of depravity and dementia.
When a sister and her brother take a group of friends to visit the farmhouse of their deceased grandfather, they discover that just next door lives a whole family of repugnant psycho killers.
Most noteworthy is the power saw wielding “Leatherface” who has a penchant for human flesh. Though the film did not enjoy immediate success at the box office, it has since gathered a hefty cult following.
Directed by the late Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is considered by many to be groundbreaking work in the genre of horror.