64. Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast

Sep 17 2023 • 1 hr 10 mins

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. What else is there to say? Content Warning: this film contains nearly as much deeply disturbing gruesome topic matter as it does wildly offensive ableism. And since it’s in the movie, it is also in the words we speak. Join us as we revel in the just amazingness that is, as one man was mis-quoted as putting it, “the most upsetting movie I didn’t hate.” It is a masterpiece and it is deeply troubling. If you worry you might not be up for the film, give us a listen as we chop up this movie into its constituent cuts and plop it down fresh and hot onto your ear-plates. That’s the kind of service and quality you can expect when you listen to Loathomse Things: A Horror Movie Podcast by two dudes who don’t live in Texas and in no way identify with the characters in this movie or recognize any of the settings, tropes, or styles. Now THAT’s Tasty!

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The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List (of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast)

(1) Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) (2) Andrzej Żuławski's Possession (1981) (3) Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) (4) Rose Glass’ Saint Maud (2019) (5) Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) (6) George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) (7) Alex Garland’s Men (2022) (8) Miike Takashi’s Audition (1999) (9) Ti West’s X (2022) (10) Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski's The Void (2016)

Honorable Mentions: Beyond the Door III (1989) – American teens take an evil train ride across bad-times Yugoslavia! The Pit (1981) – A coming-of-age story about seeing boobs, evil teddy bears and feeding beasts! The Suckling (1990) – An abortion monster kills a house full of sex workers on his way home!