Both Kubrick and Spielberg have declared it one of their favorite films. However, despite the accolades from two of the giants in film history, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will always be considered the most hated film in our country. This fate it has had to live with since 1980 when the debate program Studio S made it the symbol of everything that "video violence" entailed, resulting in headlines and police raids across the country.
Now the film, which Empire has called "the most frightening in history," turns 50, and it is celebrated with this newly restored version with astonishing picture and sound quality. For the first time, the original negatives were used as a starting point.