Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Netflix) Movie Review & Comments

jakimp

Distinguished Member
i sometimes think your scores are a bit harsh Tom but this earned a solid 4 - as bad as the review suggests and only suitable for a gathering of drunken friends as long as you are as drunk as your friends.
 

Davyb100

Active Member
“It’s not shocking, it’s not demented, it’s a waste of everyone’s time.”

What is shocking is the rate at which Netflix churns out rubbish like this with more misses than hits.

Good review Tom, looks like I’ll be giving this one a miss.
 

marksovereign

Well-known Member
Had this misfortune to watch it last night without reading your review!
Absolute drivel, formulaic America gore-fest, no story, no soul and definitely no reason to waste 90 minutes of your life on it
 

richp007

Distinguished Member
Cheers Tom, as I expected ;)

Another of the below par Netflix quota that they have to churn out, before they manage to throw a real gooden our way.
 

melonhed

Member
I kind of liked it. Seems like it's a very polarizing film, I've seen a few reviews on either side of the coin.
 

danny daniell

Well-known Member
Don’t know what you all expect from this kind of movie? ... did exactly what it said on the tin plus sounded good and looked great in Dolby Vision ... excellent slasher 8/10 from me 👍
 
Last edited:

Andrewtst

Member
I give Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022 - 0 Star.

Beside extremely brutal and gore. Nothing is worth to watch. It just simply bad, Bad, BAD. 😅
 

Kotatsu Neko

Distinguished Member
The original is almost entirely blood free, and yet it's one of the most effective horror movies ever made. It has a sense of dread and unrelenting tension which is pretty much unequalled.

I get why remakes/sequels/re-hashes exist. Hollywood likes money and ran out of originality about 25 years ago. But from a creative standpoint, why? Does nobody have enough of a backbone to just say no?
 

Roohster

Distinguished Member
I watched this the last night, 4/10 is over-generous.
 

Tom Davies

Editorial Contributor
I can't work out why but the bus scene really deeply annoyed me. It felt like the movie was reaching to earn the title of "massacre" something the original never had to do.
 

buzz_lightclick

Well-known Member
I can't work out why but the bus scene really deeply annoyed me. It felt like the movie was reaching to earn the title of "massacre" something the original never had to do.
In his review Mark Kermode said the bus scene is the one people will talk about, so it’s got me intrigued to watch it now, but he didn’t like the film either.
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
Watched this last night, it was ok for a slasher, probably 5.5/10 for me.
The bus scene was a bit over the top really.
 

lucasisking

Distinguished Member
Bus scenes are in at the moment, see Shang Chi, Nobody.

It was fun. I liked that it took the p*** out of the tick tok gen z twits. It’s good if you ever wondered what would happen if someone took a chainsaw to a bunch of people I’m an enclosed space. Answer: carnage. Or ‘Busnage’.
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
Also the fun thing about this film was that apart from the youngest kid who survived the school shooting, the rest of them I was quite happy to see killed in increasingly horrible ways.
 

FrankBT

Member
The original is almost entirely blood free, and yet it's one of the most effective horror movies ever made. It has a sense of dread and unrelenting tension which is pretty much unequalled.
Agreed. Sequels rarely do do the original any justice. Tobe Hooper's 1974 original was almost a work of art, as was Hitchcock's Psycho. There are only a few horror films that reach anywhere near the quality of those 2 examples. I won't be watching this latest sequel.
 

mitch

Distinguished Member
Also the fun thing about this film was that apart from the youngest kid who survived the school shooting, the rest of them I was quite happy to see killed in increasingly horrible ways.
Especially the sister
best part of the film was we she got her head cut off at the end
 

Riverwilliam123

Standard Member
Hated it. Looked like they had filmed it on a cul-de-sac in universal studios. Terrible cast and what was the point of the school shooting story and the massive failure that was the survivor of the original (she did absolutely nothing noteworthy).
 

daredevill

Active Member
I thought it was perfectly watchable. You know what your getting if you’ve seen the first or last reboot and this gives more of the same.
 

dr no

Moderator
4/10 was very generous
Can’t believe I watched it to the end
Made the experience even worse
 

barnaby jones

Distinguished Member
Thing is, no sequel has a reason to exist. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the complete package, it did everything and said everything it needed to.
Any others are always going to be folly.
Bit like the Exorcist.
I’ll never watch this ‘update’
 

richp007

Distinguished Member
Thing is, no sequel has a reason to exist. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the complete package, it did everything and said everything it needed to.
Any others are always going to be folly.
Bit like the Exorcist.
I’ll never watch this ‘update’

Hold your horses there Barnaby! Exorcist 3 is tremendous, I like it better than the first one in fact.
 

The latest video from AVForums

Paramount + UK launch: Halo, Star Trek and Beavis, and all the latest 4K + Movie/TV News
Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Latest News

AVForums Podcast: 27th June 2022
  • By Phil Hinton
  • Published
Netflix confirms ad-supported option is on the way
  • By Ian Collen
  • Published
Rotel announces 60th Anniversary Diamond Series Hi-Fi duo
  • By Ian Collen
  • Published
Paramount+ launches in the UK and Ireland
  • By Ian Collen
  • Published
Hisense launches A9H 4K OLED TV
  • By Ian Collen
  • Published

Full fat HDMI teeshirts

Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom