Part of Midnight Movies
Fri, Nov 24 at Midnight: Introduction from Belcourt staff member Joelton, with Cold Brew Boba available before the film | BUY TICKETS
Five youths on a weekend getaway in the Texas countryside fall prey to a butcher in a mask made of human skin and his cannibalistic family. Violent, confrontational and shockingly realistic, director Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE changed horror cinema forever and terrified audiences in a way never thought possible when it was unleashed on a politically and socially tumultuous America in 1974. Facing a storm of controversy, censorship and outcry throughout its troubled release, this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time, becoming a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone.
“Tobe Hooper's 1974 sicko masterpiece is the abandon-all-hope-ye-who-enter yardstick against which horror movies are measured — a movie in which the utter torment of its making is visited upon audiences tenfold.” —Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene (2009)