The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974, USA)
Friday 14th November at 11pm (18 cert)
Duke’s at Komedia Cinema
The ultimate bad boy of backwaters American brutality is back! To celebrate the new 40th anniversary release of Tobe Hooper’s film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the Cine-Excess International Film Festival are proud to be working with the Duke’s at Komedia cinema to present a special screening of this nihilistic rural horror classic. Released in 1974 to a wave of controversy, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains an intense exercise in total horror whose impact has rarely been equalled.
The film depicts a group of youngsters who stumble upon a cannibal family during a road trip to rural Texas. As a result, these innocent characters are dispatched in various gruesome ways. The film’s finale finds the heroine Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) as the only remaining survivor of the group. Having witnessed the slaughter of her wheelchair-bound brother Franklin at the hands of the monstrously transgendered Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), Sally is forced to endure torture and extreme humiliation at the cannibal family home before making one final, desperate bid for freedom…
We are delighted that cult actor Ed Neil (who plays the villainous hick hitchhiker in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and contemporary Texan horror film director Duane Graves will be conducting a Skype introduction to the film directly before the Komedia screening.
Screening of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre courtesy of Second Sight Films.
Book to watch The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at the Brighton Komedia telephone 0871 902 5728 or...