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In this special episode of the podcast, we talk about what everyone is talking about, the new “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise entry.

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EPISODE SUMMARY
In recent years, legacy sequels have become increasingly popular. One of the big marketing themes around the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre was how it was a direct sequel to the 1974 original. We discuss reboot versus sequel and try to figure out what the latest installment in the franchise was going for. We also talk about popular ideas in horror.

ABOUT THE EPISODE:

*SPOILER ALERT!!! WE WILL BE DISCUSSING TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE IN-DEPTH, INCLUDING WHO DIES AND WHO SURVIVES*

Sequels are an important part of the genre. While they do not always work out (and eventually end up diluting the source material), they also happen to be one of the determining factors of success in the genre. So, how well does the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre fare?

Duality is a big part of many horror films. Reality versus the supernatural, and white science versus Black magic, are often common themes explored. But the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies have always been about the city versus the country. This was a big part of the latest installment, but did it amount to anything more than jabs at Austin and modern society? Was the movie genuinely trying to make a statement, or was it all a joke?

Unlike the original, Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a gory movie. We talk about the kills in the movie and whether it was too much. We also talk about what the film means for Fede Alvarez and how the film is indebted to horror movies of the past.

Plus, we chat about homages, sequels, and final girls. Don’t miss it!

ABOUT THIS PODCAST:

Be sure to tune in every Saturday for new episodes of ADVENTURES IN MOVIES! on the Morbidly Beautiful Network. 

Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel Muir, Blake, and Danny. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Danny can be found on Twitter @default_player and on Instagram at default_player. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror.
Intro by Julio Mena: Bandcamp | Instagram

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