In honor and loving memory of Tobe Hooper.
A slow burn of a ride, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE makes your breathing quick and your skin gooseflesh no matter how many times you've seen it. Five friends set out in a van and have the misfortune of crossing paths with the demented Sawyer family. The ones that are slaughtered right away are lucky - poor Sally becomes more intimately acquainted with the weirdos, resulting in her jumping through a glass window not once but twice! Director Tobe Hooper made something so special, the imagery sticks with you, be it the most unsettling close-up on an eyeball, or the room full of feathers and bones. People with 100x the budget couldn't come close if they tried.