In the past couple of years, we’ve been getting some really good horror documentaries. For example, we’ve gotten Horror Noire, Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster, and The Found Footage Phenomenon, and now, we might be able to add another title to that list. The Legacy of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre just released a trailer ahead of its premier at Fantastic Fest next month, and if it’s as good as it looks, horror history buffs are going to be in for a real treat.
As I’m sure you could tell from the name, The Legacy of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre is all about Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It features commentary from critics and filmmakers about the film’s impact and its place in horror history, and from the looks of it, this documentary is going to have some big names involved.
To name just a few, the trailer features interviews with Fede Alvarez, Mick Garris, Phil Nobile Jr., and Jed Shepherd, and I can’t wait to see what these heavy hitters have to say about this classic movie. I trust that they’ll all have a bunch of really insightful thoughts and comments about it, and if there’s any doubt about that, the trailer for The Legacy of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre should put it to rest.
Granted, it doesn’t give away any big secrets about the film, but the little bit it does show us is pretty cool. For example, it points out that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre hit a chord with audiences in part because it came out right when Americans were starting to become fascinated with serial killers, and while the trailer obviously doesn’t explore this idea in any sort of depth, I’m really interested to see where the documentary goes with it.
That combination of big names and intriguing ideas makes for an awesome trailer, so I’m really looking forward to seeing The Legacy of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre. At this point, we don’t know when the film will be released to the general public, but once we find out, we’ll be sure to let you all know.