The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Movie • 1974 • Horror  

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When Sally hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin, set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.
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Does the dog die?
217 supporters
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Simonzra
One of the taxidermied animals kind of looks like a dog but it's hard to tell.
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Abandonment
Yes
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1
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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14
Is an animal abandoned?
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9
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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6
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4
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10
Is someone stalked?
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37
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8
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Stinkies
The oldest brother is abusive towards both younger siblings
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Yes
41
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amwhite91
When a character runs to the gas station, the attendant acts as though he is going to help her and nothing is wrong, when in fact, he is planning to kidnap her.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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6
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2
Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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47
Is there addiction?
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Yes
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DeadGoldfish
In the beginning of the movie, at a graveyard one guy is heavily drunk. Slurring his words, waving around an empty bottle, half passed out on the grass.
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Animal
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hildahildahi
Chicken was put in a tiny ass cage and is bumped into multiple times which makes it swing around
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Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
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64
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3
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wren
A dead armidillo is shown first shot, there are many bones and carcasses showed throughout but most are hard to distinguish what sort of animal
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Are animals abused?
119 supporters
Yes
58
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5
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amwhite91
A chicken is kept in a cage barely big enough for its body.
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Yes
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MEATLOUSE
many real taxidermied animals, and bones scattered through the sawyer house
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Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
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TheButter
There is a chicken locked in a tiny cage hanging from the ceiling which could be considered sad.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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ciinemia
when they first go into the abandoned house there is a nest of spiders
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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47
Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
19 supporters
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amwhite91
There is a zoomed in scene of a cluster of spiders.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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10
Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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10
Is someone restrained?
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19
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50
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fragmentalman
no but a woman thinks she might be, and it seems like she will, but she gets kidnapped and hit instead.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
Yes
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Nekrotikk
There are two scenes where someone is cut with a razor or knife. The scene around the dinner table involves real cutting as the effect didn't work so Gunnar Hansen removed the tape and did the cut for real. There are also scenes with people and meat hooks, however these are not graphic.
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1
officialquakeroats
dude cuts his hand open for fun pretty early on in the movie
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Are there dislocations?
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3
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1
Is there throat mutilation?
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5
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1
6
amwhite91
A person is gagged and has her head stuffed in a bag.
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Is there decapitation?
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10
Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
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9
caramelcalico
Heavily implied throughout, especially in a shot of the old man's barbeque.
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2
Depends on what you mean by crushed and what bothers you, but [spoilers obviously] the hitchhiker is hit by a truck which seems to drive over a good bit of his body which would definitely crush him
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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5
Is there amputation?
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27
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amwhite91
Perhaps not while people were alive, but there are a lot of limbs detached from bodies throughout.
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amwhite91
Someone is hit in the head with a sledgehammer
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
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amwhite91
Not on screen, but the radio recording in the beginning discusses a person who committed suicide by hanging.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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eastcraven
no, but there is a close up on a human tooth that one character finds and throws at another as a joke
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Does someone become unconscious?
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32
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amwhite91
A character seems to break or at least severely injure her leg after jumping out a window.
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36
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4
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amwhite91
A person convulses after being hit in the head with a sledgehammer.
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butch
none on screen, though there’s a brief mention on the radio broadcast in the beginning about the two corpses that were dug up having been castrated.
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notgoingtoaddcomments
Fingers are cut, and the beginning shows closeups of a decaying corpse including the fingers.
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Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
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caramelcalico
Pretty graphic torture scenes throughout, especially at the end with Sally at the table.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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amwhite91
A character jumps out of a window twice, but survives both times.
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MEATLOUSE
no eye mutilation, but there are uncomfortably close shots of eyes in case that bothers you
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Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
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1
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stupidassfuckenusername
Not really, unless having a chainsaw shoved into your stomach count as stabbing?
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11
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CemiQuents
almost no onscreen gore, however much implied gore
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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12
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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5
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39
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averagehorrorenjoyer
the protagonists' ages are ambiguous as far as i know and if you interpret them as teens then yes, but otherwise no
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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9
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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12
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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12
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1
Does a non-human character die?
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10
Does someone die?
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14
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
24 supporters
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1
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19
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mrbones
No, but they use the term “invalid” for a person using a wheelchair.
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13
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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51
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0
Does a parent die?
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42
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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41
Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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37
Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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Yes
11
No
1
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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0
7
lastchancegas
There is only one, it's at the second half of the movie- it's brief, but definitely surprising.
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Is someone possessed?
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39
Are there ghosts?
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37
Are there clowns?
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39
Are there natural bodies of water?
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7
Is trypophobic content shown?
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7
Are there razors?
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8 supporters
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17
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mrbones
Straight razors
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Is there a shower scene?
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37
Are there mannequins?
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9
Gross
Yes
2
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21
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mrbones
No, but a person using a wheelchair falls while trying to urinate into a can.
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Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
31
No
23
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Anonymous
Nobody v* in this movie. If anything, it's not shown. What I believe people are referring to, is when one of the characters find a room filled with bones and coughs pretty hard a few times. According to Tubi, this happens at 38:41 and lasts until 38:50.
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Is someone eaten?
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12
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0
Is there on-screen pooping?
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8
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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7
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27
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eastcraven
no, but raspberries are used quite a lot
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Is there audio gore?
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Yes
34
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0
Is there farting?
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12
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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24
Is there incarceration?
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1
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7
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
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0
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11
Are there transphobic slurs?
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10
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Rcyclops
I believe the people voting yes are referring to the fact that Leatherface wears different skin masks and changes his gender presentation based on what mask he's wearing. However, he is depicted as mentally disabled and his reasons for this are unclear. It could be interpreted as a form of dissociation.
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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6
Is there bisexual cheating?
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9
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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8
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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40
Are needles/syringes used?
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41
Is there a mental institution scene?
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42
Is there a hospital scene?
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40
Is there menstruation?
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10
Does someone have cancer?
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41
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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17
Does someone have a mental illness?
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7
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0
Yes
60
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0
8
deathhairball
Hitchhiker in van near beginning cuts his palm
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Is autism misrepresented?
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1
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6
Yes
31
No
0
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Andi
It's implied with Leatherface as he doesn't seem to be able to speak properly and acts a bit like a child.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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11
Yes
0
No
12
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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8
Yes
6
No
2
0
officialquakeroats
the last 30 minutes or so of the movie are constant screaming
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Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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Yes
21
No
0
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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12
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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0
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12
Is there body dysmorphia?
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39
Yes
0
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25
Are there anxiety attacks?
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Yes
37
No
4
Yes
41
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0
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averagehorrorenjoyer
a character is locked inside a freezer while still alive - the scene is fairly brief (about 20 seconds, starting from 43:55 on the version i watched) and we only see it from the outside
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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37
Yes
34
No
12
16
Stinkies
Leatherface is portrayed as mentally disabled in some way and is abused by his oldest brother
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petezaparti
A radio news announcer at the very beginning reports a suicide
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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7
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
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7
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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0
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25
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SaladInMyPants
No, but there is constant screaming in the third act that could upset people who are upset by crying
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Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Yes
37
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1
6
lastchancegas
Briefly, while the protagonist is tied up, the camera flails for a second.
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Is there screaming?
8 supporters
Yes
8
No
0
1
Rcyclops
Constantly throughout the film
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2
mrbones
A few racial slurs and traditional cursing
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12
Lambo
The beginning of the film has camera flashes going off that show decomposing bodies with each flash. Rather bright, very likely to effect other photosensitive viewers!
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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8
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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0
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17
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Yes
0
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17
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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0
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40
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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0
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38
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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0
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17
Does someone miscarry?
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36
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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0
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37
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
Yes
21
No
18
11
georgiarose
yes, there is a joke about franklin's weight
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0
No
42
5
Cryptid_Crow
There is one Black character. They do not get harmed.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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0
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35
Yes
0
No
37
Yes
2
No
25
4
OJAndToothpaste
No, but Leatherface does wear a mask made of a woman's face later in the film.
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Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
Yes
41
No
4
14
amwhite91
Use of the words "coon" and "nap-headed" but directed at a person who appears white.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
14 supporters
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Yes
7
No
4
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
41
16
amwhite91
Use of the word "invalid." Also, throughout the abled characters ignore the one wheelchair user.
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Are there n-words?
22 supporters
Yes
5
No
29
15
amwhite91
The words "coon" and "nap-headed" are used, but directed at a white person.
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Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
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Yes
1
No
9
Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Religious
Is religion discussed?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Sex
Yes
5
No
39
9
MEATLOUSE
no sex or nudity. there is a shot focused on the main characters butt that goes on for a bit, though
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Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
2
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11
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
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0
No
7
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
58 supporters
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Yes
0
No
41
Sexism
Yes
0
No
16
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
12
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
No
10
Yes
1
No
10
0
KemmaWolf
No. But the Grandfather is very old and acts sort of off (besides the whole, you know, killing thing)
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Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
1
No
36
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
33
No
17
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Copper
It’s the usual “good” ending for a slasher, albeit grim. It gets even grimmer if you take the sequel into account (which says that the lone survivor was driven irrevocably insane by the experience)
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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Yes
4
No
33
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
18
No
0
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
37
Yes
43
No
2
11
Barkley824
one of the movie's antagonists hit by a truck at the end and run over
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
41
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
50
No
0
11
deathhairball
Lots of shots of a decomposed face in the opening, two decomposing bodies (similar style of decomp to what you get in Bones)
Blood from surface wounds, significant but not gratuitous
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
38
Is there gun violence?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
39