Mondo Cinema’s review published on Letterboxd:
An atmosphere of dread, death, and apocalypse hangs over the film like an thick Autumn morning fog.
A brutal, sweaty, sun scorched nightmare, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the best horror films ever made.
Some cant understand why this film is in the upper echelon of horror.
First, the title is a eye grabber, it instantly captures the imagination and tells you exactly what you are going to see at the same time.
Second, the actors were really under duress, several weeks of filming in
the 100+ degrees Texas heat, and stressful filming issues, left the cast legitimately dazed and close to a mental break down. This comes through on the screen.
There is something just so creepy and daunting about the film, its grittiness, the way its filmed, you start to feel at points, you are watching the real thing.
Texas Chainsaw, affects some primitive part of our brains, some long forgotten primordial fear, that makes the nearly bloodless more disturbing than any gore fest ever on the silver screen.
Mondo Cinema out