The Texas Chain Saw Massacre by James RoseThe Texas Chain Saw Massacre by James Rose

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

byJames Rose

Paperback | April 16, 2013

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No-one who has ever seen the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) is ever likely to forget the experience. An intense fever dream (or nightmare), it is remarkable for its sense of sustained threat and depiction of an insane but nonetheless (dys)functional family on the furthest reaches of society who have regressed to cannibalism in the face of economic hardship. As well as providing a summary of the making of the film, James Rose discusses the extraordinary censorship history of the film in the UK (essentially banned for two decades) and provides a detailed textual analysis of the film with particular reference to the concept of 'the Uncanny'. He also situates the film in the context of horror film criticism (the 'Final Girl' character) and discusses its influence and subsequent sequels and remakes.

James Rose is the author of Beyond Hammer and Studying The Devil's Backbone (both Auteur, 2009).
Title:The Texas Chain Saw MassacreFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 16, 2013Publisher:AuteurLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1906733643

ISBN - 13:9781906733643


Table of Contents

Tobe Hooper and the Making of The Texas Chain Saw MassacreThe Texas Chain Saw Massacre and the BBFCBad OmensThe Charnel HouseThe FamilyThe UncannyLegacyBibliography

Editorial Reviews

You may think you know Hooper's film, but after reading this Devil's Advocate dissection you will look upon it in a whole new light.