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Movie Review: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

STARRING: MARK BURNHAM, ELSIE FISHER, OLWEN FOUÉRÉ, NELL HUDSON, SARAH YARKIN, JACOB LATIMORE, MOE DUNFORD

DIRECTOR: DAVID BLUE GARCIA

RELEASE DATE: FEBURUARY 18TH, 2022

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has released its ninth film with Netflix. The film series has grossed $252 million worldwide at the box office. The original film was released in 1974 and directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Hooper and Kim Henkel. It was the most successful film in the series. The films that followed used some of the same characters and actors to keep the authenticity of the franchise viable.

The film takes place in Harlow, Texas as Dante Spivey (Jacob Latimore), Lita (Elsie Fisher), Ruth (Nell Hudson), and Melody (Sarah Yarkin), are traveling to an empty town to rejuvenate it into a new urban community. The crew are attempting to start mini businesses to bring income to the desolate community but before the bus load of investors arrive, they make certain that everything is in place to auction off the buildings within the town.

They run into a problem when one of the owners of a building is still inhabiting the facility. She is polite to them but because they think they own all the buildings within the area they force her out. In this point of the movie, everything goes wrong. Since this is the ninth movie in the series, usually it gets predictable. Netflix did a good job of executing this film without it being so cliché. The storyline was very well constructed along with a good cast that were able to act without overacting, which is done in so many horror films.

This film was really gory when it came to massacring people which will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Overall, the film was surprisingly entertaining. To say it was the 9th installment, it was somewhat enjoyable although I don’t think any more should be made. This film was a good way to end the series.

Dasia Harris
Dasia Harris is a Senior Broadcast/Mass Communications major from Belleville, Illinois. She will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the 2020-2021 school year.

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