A few years before he died, the late Tobe Hooper helped to prepare this 4K restoration of his horror masterpiece. This is the ultimate realization of this film, a musique-concrete symphony of horror that takes as its starting point the horror of leaving the Austin city limits. We can relate.
“Once his film starts, it doesn’t let up until the fade-out: other horror films are as frightening, but few are so utterly exhausting.” – Kim Newman, Empire
“THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is as violent and gruesome and blood-soaked as the title promises – a real Grand Guignol of a movie.” – Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com
“The point is that this one, though often crude and raw, really leads the imagination. What also works in its favour is that it doesn’t pretend to do anything more than scare the pants off you.” – Derek Malcolm, The Guardian