Episode 11. Family Dinner: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so Andrea and Alex take a bite out of Tobe Hooper’s horror classic and all the film and cultural theory that goes with it because the family that eats together, stays together.


The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Dir. Tobe Hooper. 1974 [DVD] [Blu-Ray]

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Dir. Marcus Nispel. 2003 [DVD] [Blu-Ray]


The E! True Hollywood Story: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A sensationalist look at the inception, production and reception of Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chain Saw Massacre in time for one of the Platinum Dunes retreads.


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5 thoughts on “Episode 11. Family Dinner: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

  1. Zade Nahhas says:

    Wasn’t the distributor of Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a mafia family?

  2. Zade Nahhas says:

    That was not Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, that was in the 4th movie.

  3. Zade Nahhas says:

    The chase scene with the guy that gets killed with the plane.

  4. Nyle C says:

    The topic of Leatherface’s gender identity was mentioned early on in the episode but I dont recall it being fully discussed. It was something that caught my interesting and I was really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on. Maybe I missed it in the ep but has the topic ever come up again during a separate podcast or review?

  5. FictionIsntReal says:

    Nixon did not get the US into the Vietnam war. LBJ had already escalated our involvement. Nixon got elected on a promise to end the war and his “Vietnamization” was to withdraw US troops in the expectation that South Vietnam could handle itself. Of course, that latter bit was only possible with US airpower, which Congress was no longer willing to support once Nixon left office in disgrace over Watergate.

    Texas Chainsaw was not Tobe Hooper’s debut, he’d made a feature named “Eggshells” earlier.

    Everyone in the movie is white. I don’t find the race of the truckdriver significant in that context.

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