Every story has a beginning. Whether it is a warm hearted story or a seriously disturbing psycho serial killer story.
I had the great displeasure of watching the Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, in the theater this weekend. This movie is a prequel to the remake of the original that was released in 2003. I am a sucker for horror movies. I have been since I was a kid. My mom would never let me watch them online, but my uncle would rent them for us when we went to visit over summer break. Oh, if she only knew!! The prequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre was more gory and suspenseful than any that I have seen. I found myself jumping all the time. I much expected the jumps, but jumped anyways.
I think the count was 11 before it was said and done. I found the film to be very suspenseful and tense. The characters were intriguing and I felt a sense of attachment to them from the beginning. The story was delivered with ease and you felt the great love between the four teenagers that were abducted in the vastness of Texas.
I felt the same dread they did as they were captured and taken to the Hewitt family home. I sat during the full movie questioning my own thoughts and role playing what I might do in the same situation. The outcome was expected, but the writers delivered it in such a way to where I almost questioned if it would be a happy ending after all.
If you are a true horror fan I suggest you watch this movie. I warn you there will be many times you will jump and there will be a lot of gore and blood. But what horror doesn’t have these elements. What surprised me the most was the fact that the entire film drags you along for a ride you wish you hadn’t gotten on. The characters do things you know you would never do if faced with the same situation.
I myself would have acted differently from the very beginning to ensure my own survival. But, when it comes to your friends it would be hard to save yourself knowing they had no chance of survival. The movie does give some insight to how Thomas Hewitt became the notorious Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but it definitely does not give you empathy. I found this installment to be more disturbing than the original. It was not intended for the faint of heart or those with weak stomachs.