The acclaimed horror director died Saturday.
I was completely oblivious to and uninterested with these ideas when I first saw Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror staple The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I was around twelve.
"Every time I'd say cut everyone would run to the window and puke, throw up. A doctor had to come out and administer dramamine to help settle people's stomachs."
Friedman's vision is worth studying, if only because it reflects the distorted perspective of some very wealthy and influential people. In their world the problems of the many are as easily fixed as a line of code, with no sacrifice required of them or their fellow billionaires.
Blood runs thick in Texas Chainsaw 3D, both in its usual, slaughterhouse context, but also in a more symbolic way.