Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE & John Carpenter's CHRISTINE
35th Anniversary Screening Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (R, 1974, 83 min)
This is the original, extremely influential 1974 horror movie directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, Lifeforce). And it's blood-curdling scary too. Loosely based on the true crimes of Ed Gein, Massacre follows a group of teenagers who pick up a hitchhiker and wind up in a backwoods horror chamber where they're held captive, tortured, chopped up, and impaled on meat hooks by a demented cannabalistic family, including a character known as Leatherface who maniacally wields one helluva chainsaw.
John Carpenter's CHRISTINE (R, 1983, 110 min)
Hell hath no fury like a Fury scorned! She was born in Detroit on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way. She seduces 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon), who becomes consumed with passion for her sleek rounded chrome-laden body. She demands his complete and unquestioned devotion, and when outsiders seeek to interfere, they become the victims of Christine's horrifying wrath.
Friday, January 19