The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) – movie review

I liked it!

I have, by the way, never seen the “original” 1973 version. This, based on other people’s reviews and comments about the one I just watched, is a big part of why I was able to appreciate this one. I guess that in such a predictable movie, having already seen the whole thing as envisioned by someone else removes any suspense that might have normally built up. I think that the target audience for any “slasher” movie like this one does not really include people who would have been old enough to have seen the original when it came out. Heck, the target audeince probably doesn’t include people who were BORN before the original first showed.

Did I mention that I liked the remake of Psycho when it came out, too? I have also never seen the “original” Psycho. … or anything else by that “Hitchcock” guy… I hear he did some good stuff. I’m waiting for the remakes…

So, yeah, without giving anything away to my generation about what happens, well, anything more than the title gives away, anyway… there are these teenagers, and they become the victims of a chainsaw massacre. In Texas. Creepy people, crazy people, deformed people, guts, gore, blood, blood, blood, and plenty of strange dark places to build suspense in.

If this is the kind of movie you like, then this is the movie for you.

I plan on someday renting the “original” and being summarily disappointed in it, already knowing the story and having seen it played out with much higher production values and excellent casting. Anyone up to watching Psycho and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (originals) with me? I promise to wonder aloud what the big deal was. You know … why people are so fond of these “classic” movies… ’cause really, I don’t know.

There ya go.

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