Halloween Countdown – October 30

From the first snap of the flashbulb and its mosquito-whine noise…

There are so many great shots in this movie- from the tracking shot behind the swing, to the savage sunset, to the weird corpse sculpture… I don’t even mind that the last shot of the movie is in the trailer.

No horror film has stuck with me the way The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has.

And this is a terrific trailer, using sound so deftly with each visual cut that it ratchets the tension and never really releases it… until we’re with Sally in the back of the pickup truck, hysterically laughing/keening- and then the images come flooding back.

A great trailer for a great movie, it doesn’t hold back and it doesn’t make the viewer feel safe.

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