R.I.P. Tobe Hooper. Thanks for the nightmares.
Still the purest horror film experience imaginable. Robert Burns' production and Daniel Pearl's grit-dusted lensing creates a world of stinking grue, splintered bone and rusting metal, while Hooper keeps the camera shockingly, terrifyingly nimble.
The dolly under the swing.
The first sight of Leatherface (The ultimate boogeyman. No grace, no talk, only death).
Allen Danzinger's scream.
The close-ups on Marilyn Burns' face at the dinner table.
Burns' joyous horror in the pickup truck.
The greatest horror film yet made.