The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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

age 16+

Best for older teens and adults only.

R 1974 83 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 63 reviews

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age 14+

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974 Review and age rating.

This film's age rating of 18+, Rated R, is definitely an over exaggeration, People are killed in violent ways but barely any blood is shown, most kills offscreen, only 1 person is killed by a chainsaw and it is dark and gloomy, there is barely any blood shown. This can be considered offscreen. Tormenting occurs during the dinner scene where Sally is mocked and hit with a hammer, bloody. She is later shown covered in blood after jumping out of a window. Some masks made out of face skin are seen briefly throughout this film. A great film and an absolute horror movie classic from 1974.
age 18+

The Greatest

This is the greatest horror movie ever made. Very, very scary, without resorting to blood and guts.

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