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Jeff, I havent seen The Psychic yet, but I really want to. Yeah, I did hear QT wants to remake it with Bridget Fonda in the lead. That would be great.
Jules, yes, I consider Texas Chainsaw Massacre a grindhouse film. It actually played in the grindhouses back when it was released. At Drive-Ins too.
The great thing about TCM is, it has this reputation as a bloody, gory film. But its surprising of the lack of blood and gore in it. I think most of the films scary elements come from the directing, atmospherics and the creepy characters of Ã‚Â the film alone. I really love the film. Watching it today, it almost plays more like a very dark indie horror/comedy than your standard slasher film.
Theres only a few scenes in the film where blood is shown:
- The Crazy Hitchhiker cuts his hand with the knife. Then he cuts Sallys brother on his arm.
-They cut Sallys finger to feed her blood to the old Grandfather.
-Leatherface cuts his leg with the chainsaw when the trucker pegs him off the head with a tool.
I think thats it as far as showing cutting things right on screen. There are some other violent scenes but they are edited a certain way so you cant really see anything gory. The film is called Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but its funny that there is hardly any actual cutting of people with a chainsaw on screen.
Watch TCM again and tell me if you dont agree with me.
I dont know what movie that is Jules (the chick that bites the tongue off). But it sounds like a good gore film. Ã‚Â