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Alfred Hitchcock's tale of a semi socially awkward boy, a loving and caring mother, a family owned and operated motel, a thief who stole $40,000 of cold hard cash, and a steamy shower that forever changed cinema for the better. Post coitus pillow talk. Is Sam Loomis and Dr. Loomis the same person? The way Hitch gives the middle finger to the censorship codes. Janet Leigh purrs like a kitten and is one sexy vixen. Cowboy Hitch. Has there ever…
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“Why don’t we just...wait here for a little while...see what happens."
The cold. That was the first thing he noticed. It wasn’t your usual winter chill. It was bone deep. It’s a wonder the heart kept pumping.
Not far behind was the desolation. Miles and miles of white, whiter than an antebellum cotillion. It was a desert—literally, of course, but also existentially. Isolation wasn’t a strong enough word. More like...abandonment.
Eventually, though, the cold and the solitude…
There's nothing subversive about The Texas Chain Saw Massacre's style of horror, even with its less-is-more Hitchcockian way of letting the imagination supply the gore. It's loud, blunt and clear in just its first sequence that it's a display of nothing less than pure evil; the kind of evil that can arise anywhere if merely given the chance to flourish. The despair and unfocused paranoia of the innocent youth is pitted against an almost post-apocalyptic wasteland of '70s Texas, with…