This film starts off with Sally Hardesty and her paraplegic brother Franklin travel with their three friends to visit their grandfathers grave because their have been reports of grave robbing in the area. After they leave the grave they decide to go look at the old Hardesty home. While they are driving they pick up a hitchhiker who talks with Franklin about the slaughter house that the guy worked at.To amuse himself,the guy takes Franklin’s knife and cuts himself for fun. The guy then proceeds to take a picture of Franklin and demands that Franklin must pay for the picture, Franklin refuses so the guy cuts him with a razor. The group then throws him out of the van and continues on their way to the house. Once they get to the Hardesty house the group look around and then Franklin tells Kirk that their is a swimming hole around here, so Kirk goes to look for it. After Kirk and his girlfriend find the swimming hole they find a house. Since their car is low on gas Kirk goes inside the unlocked house to ask for gas, where Leatherface comes out and kills him. Pam then enters the house to look for Kirk but Leatherface grabs her and impales her on a hook, he then cuts up Kirk with his chainsaw. Jerry goes out to look for the couple in the nearby house and finds Pam alive but before he is able to help her Leatherface kills him. Wondering where their friends are Sally and Franklin go to look for them and Leatherface runs out of the house and kills Franklin with a chainsaw. Sally begins to run away and is chased by Leatherface (who is running at her with a huge chainsaw). These events lead up too a really great ending that you need to see if you haven’t watched the movie already. Overall I really loved this film and thought it really defined the horror genre. This movie had me scared and creeped out the whole time. Not only is Leatherface scary in general but they have him pop out at random moments and scare the shit out of you, especially when he is running with the chainsaw because that is probably the scariest part in the movie. There weren’t a lot of kills in this movie but the kill scenes were really good and were extremely gruesome. The story line worked really well in this movie and the actors all did a decent job with their roles.I have no complaints about this amazing classic which kind of started the slasher genre. It is a really violent film that is worthy of watching. This film was highly enjoyable and if you haven’t seen it yet I would absolutely recommend that you go watch it. You won’t regret it!
I give this movie a 9.5/10