You like head cheese? Just in time for Halloween, our latest horror-themed premium podcast has arrived, serving up a meaty exploration of Tobe Hooper’s filmography and the often imitated but never duplicated genre classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. On this episode we cover most of Hooper’s output from the ’70s and ’80s (with the notable exception of Poltergeist, which will get its own podcast eventually). Discussion topics include the effectiveness and widespread influence of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the Spielberg-Hooper connection, the lost art of practical effects, and the all time greatest jump scares. So what is the significance of the sun in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Why can’t Stretch hang up the phone in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2? Is Frank willing to admit the influence of the Texas Chainsaw films on Nothing But Trouble? Choose sex or the saw on this month’s premium podcast below.
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