Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Encore screening - Thu Aug 21! Tobe Hooper's low-budget, visceral film introduced the world to Leatherface, and became one of the most successful slasher films of all time. Now the ultimate in horror returns to the big screen in this 40th Anniversary 4K restoration.
August 21, 2014
|10:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||
In 1974, writer-producer-director Tobe Hooper unleashed this dark, visionary tale about a group of five young friends who face a nightmare of torment at the hands of a depraved Texas clan. Today it remains unequaled as a landmark of outlaw filmmaking and unparalleled in its impact as perhaps the most frightening motion picture ever made.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this beloved horror classic the original film has been restored using an all-new 4k scan from the original 16mm print and a dynamic new 7.1 surround sound mix, all under the authorization of Tobe Hooper.
"When you make a film that goes beyond filmmaking, it’s no longer just a movie… I want Tobe Hooper to know that he has made one of the greatest art achievements, not films, but art achievements in the modern century." - Dirctor Nicolas Winding Refn, introducing the film at this year's Cannes Film Festival
|Principal Cast:||Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan|
|Running Time:||84 Minutes|