A new series from Rewind of the Living Dead will take a deep dive into different horror franchises starting with ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’…
As part of a new series of episodes from the Rewind of the Living Dead podcast, we will be exploring various horror franchises starting with “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.”
Over five episodes, the hosts of Rewind of the Living Dead will take a deep dive into each and every film from the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise starting with the 1974 Tobe Hooper classic as well as the many sequels, remakes and reboots that have been produced in recent years.
The word legendary gets tossed around a lot in the horror genre but Tobe Hooper’s first major film certainly fits the bill and that’s what we will explore in this initial episode in the series.
Initially inspired by a Christmas shopping trip where he saw a rack of chainsaws as a method he could cut through a crowd of people, Hooper ended up writing a script for a movie he wanted to make called “Head Cheese” before then changing the name to “Leatherface,” based on one of the cannibals decorating his backwoods Texas tale about a group of travelers who end up at the wrong house where they are soon cut down and butchered one by one.
Shot in 115 degree heat on a shoestring budget, Hooper initially wanted to make his movie PG rated so it could be seen by a wider audience. What actually resulted was one of the most terrifying horror films of all time with critics like Roger Ebert calling it as “violent and gruesome and blood-soaked as the title promises”.
As we kick off this special series on Rewind of the Living Dead, we’re going to find out who will survive and what will be left of them as we discuss the 1974 film “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” …