The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Movie review by Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Hard to do worse than this extremely gory mess.

R 2003 98 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 43 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+
Very intense but not nearly as gory as I thought it would be.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 18+

No one under 18 should ever watch! And unless you’re demented and love being disgusted as and adult don’t watch.

This trash movie started a trend of terrible horror films that just wanted to be as gory and gruesome as possible with no plot and no creativity only depravity. As a teen my favorite genre was horror so when this came out when I was 16 I saw it with my brother. One of the worst decisions of my life, but I did learn not to mess with evil. The film starts with a shocking suicide and only gets worse from there. As a Christian I consider what followed me after seeing this film to be nothing short of demonic warfare. I couldn’t sleep at night, I saw Leatherface when I closed my eyes and I felt overwhelmed with depression at the fact that any human could even fathom of filming such a thing let alone it claiming to be based on a true story. This movie haunted me for years. I couldn’t watch a scary film for years afterward and I still have never seen Saw or other films that involve gore because of the trauma from this film. Not worth the watch and potentially harmful if you do.

This title has:

Too much violence

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