The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre review – it’s Leatherface vs gentrifiers in nasty sequel
An effectively gnarly Netflix follow-up to the 1974 original has Gen Zs trying to turf the bloodthirsty southern killer out of a derelict town

Benjamin Lee

18, Feb, 2022 @8:01 AM

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From Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 to Ken Park: films that failed the censorship test
Australia has a long history of banning films, but many of those blocked in the past are now easily available to watch

Travis Johnson

20, Feb, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Why there’s no happy ending for Halloween’s Laurie Strode and horror’s ‘final girls’
Jamie Lee Curtis’s character is still being hunted by Michael Myers, 40 years later. She may have survived the slasher, but isn’t her life still torture?

Steve Rose

08, Oct, 2018 @9:00 AM

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From Do the Right Thing to Swimming Pool: culture's hottest heatwaves
Tension simmers, passions rage and things are never the same again. We pick the books, film and music in which heatwaves inspire race riots, sexual abandon – and even a chainsaw massacre

Ryan Gilbey

04, Jul, 2018 @12:36 PM

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Tobe Hooper: the director who took a chainsaw to wholesome family life | Peter Bradshaw
With his macabre masterpiece The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hooper found dark inspiration in the shadowy, secretive side of the American household

Peter Bradshaw

27, Aug, 2017 @11:57 AM

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Tobe Hooper, Texas Chainsaw Massacre director, dies at 74
Best known for the notorious 1974 horror film about a group of cannibal killers, Hooper also directed the 1982 supernatural thriller Poltergeist

Gwilym Mumford

27, Aug, 2017 @9:50 AM

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Stephen Dorff to take the lead in Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel
Star of Somewhere to hunt down iconic villain Leatherface in latest addition to the franchise

Ben Child

01, Apr, 2015 @9:45 AM

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: No 14 best horror film of all time

Tobe Hooper, 1974

Stuart Heritage

22, Oct, 2010 @10:41 AM

In brief: Texas Chainsaw Massacre takes top terror title

Plus: Streep denies real-life model for demonic new role; American Pie star aspires to serious roles.

Staff and agencies

03, Oct, 2005 @10:55 AM

The troubled life of a satirical classic

After a 15-year ban, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is finally getting a UK release. Nick Hasted on the troubled life of a satirical classic

Nick Hasted

28, Sep, 2001 @3:40 AM

The recent release of long-banned films

The vaults are suddenly giving up their secret hoard of sex and slasher movies - Texas Chainsaw Massacre has its TV premiere tonight. But, asks Steve Rose, were they worth the wait?

28, Oct, 2000 @5:37 PM

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