Period 2, Classics of Horror
Due: December 7, 2012
Outside Horror Reading/ Movie
For this assignment I decided to watch “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003) directed by Jonathan Liebesman. This was a story about a group of teenagers that were coming home from a trip in Mexico. In the group there were three boys and two of their girlfriends. This trip was planned to spend time with each other and for the couples to reconnect, yet the boys had another motive. On their way home, the group sees a young girl hitchhiker whom they decide to help by picking her up. Soon after they meet, the young girl shoots herself in the back of their car. In search of help for themselves and the young girl, the group finds themselves in a strange town called Travis Country. The town they were abandoned in seemed like a ghost town. It was very outdated and isolated from the modern world. Due to this accident, the teenagers decided to contact the local police station and the sheriff of Travis Country for help. The sheriff seemed a little strange but he was the only person the group could go to for help. The groups terrifying experience begin when they are stalked and hunted down by a deformed killer with a chainsaw in order to keep his poor family alive who can only afford to eat what they kill. In “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003) I realized many classics themes of horror. I noticed isolation in Travis Country which affected the group by making it hard for them to find help and a safe place to stay. I noticed corruption of love/ friendship because the boyfriend lied to his girlfriend about his motivations for the trip. The boyfriend told his girlfriend it was for them to spend time together, but his friends and he really went on the trip to buy marijuana. The boyfriend’s selfishness put everyone he loves in danger while on this trip. Also this film used a lot of darkness and shadows to reflect the “unknown”. Many scary scenes were shot...
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