I have always been very intrigued by horror films. I can remember being as young as six or seven, watching The Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jaws, The Omen, Carrie, and Halloween. These movies never really scared me, I was taught at a really young age that they were not real; they were just tricks of the movie world. My mom always told me they were real people dressed up, just like we did for Halloween. We would talk about how they created the special effects. Scary as it was, there was always some creative ketchup idea that covered the blood and gore. It became very interesting to me and I began to watch more and more horror movies with my mom. I was unaware that some of these movies were based on real accounts until I got older. When I was about nine years old I watched my first horror movie that was based on true accounts, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). This was the first time that I realized that things of this nature really do happen. It was accidental my older cousins told me it was real. Mom had to explain that some people are sick in a way that makes them do terrible things, terrible things they can not stop themselves from doing.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a movie about a killing spree that happened in right outside of Fort Worth, Texas in the 1973. A killer known as Leatherface (Thomas Hewitt) brought terror to a small Texas community. He terrorized, tortured, and killed five teens and used their body part as ornaments. Tom Hewitt used their skin to make masks and other ornamental creepy items. Things, that when you believe them to be unreal, have a scary effect, but when you know them to be fictionalizations of a reality they touch much deeper. This movie illustrated the events that took place that horrifying weekend. It used actual police films to portray the true accounts of this massacre. In the end, the killer, Thomas Hewitt was still on the loose.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was very fascinating to me; I...
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