The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was inspired by a crowded department store


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I can relate.


It’s not Christmas. You just don’t like people.



So I am not the only one who has had that feeling.


Ha! “part like the Red Sea”-- good one.


That’s more ‘Night of the Living Dead’ with a fake chainsaw, but, hey. Since both of them died recently, I’ll give you this one. Also, the chainsaw would be absolutely perfect for Black Friday.


This film was extremely revelatory for me, first seen in my late teens. It was early in the morning at an SF con in Baltimore. I was horrified by what I was seeing. Then I was flat-out shocked that people not only paid to watch this, but were thrilled by it. That’s when I started wondering if I was an alien…


I can relate.


Well? Don’t leave us hanging! :stuck_out_tongue:


Can you wait about 3 years, 4 months? As you know, by established convention an alien upon introduction must be taken to your leader. And, well… Nuff said.


In his autobiography Simon Pegg talks about how he sneakily got out of watching it when a neighborhood kid secured a copy and he added that even as an adult he finds it challenging.

So…y’all are from the same planet?


Possible. He and I certainly have something in common. Throughout my childhood people were saying “Scotty beam me up! B’wahahaa!”


Chainsaw freaked me out when I first saw it because when it said “based on a true story” (or whatever) I naively believed that it closely depicted something that had actually happened in that time and place.

I’ve never been a big fan of true crime books and movies, though I love fictional horror and film noir, etc.


And in a move which is echoed in the new TV version of “Get Shorty”, the movie was partially funded with drug money.


The French director of the movie ‘Raw’ saw it at the age of SIX! WTF?

“My parents brought me to a dinner party, I think,” she recalls. “Probably my older sister was sleeping at a friend’s and they didn’t find a babysitter or something. So they just put me in the bedroom with the TV, and I changed the channels. I guess the people whose house we were at must have had cable TV. The thing is, I only remembered it afterwards. Ten years later, I was a teenager, and someone told me, ‘You should watch this movie; it’s awesome.’ I watched it and I realized I had seen it before. And then I saw myself in that bedroom, watching the movie. I remembered.”

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