Horror films are often filled with decapitations, amputations, disembowelment, and more, but we tend to remember some of them as showcasing more brutality than they actually do. Here are seven more examples of horror films that opted for atmosphere over arterial spray.
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Zero hour is upon us. Leatherface is once again stalking your local cinema in all three dimensions.
Sally Hardesty (played by Marilyn Burns) is arguably the first Final Girl of modern slashers. But it's not just that she was the last man standing in Tobe Hooper's seminal The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). It's that she fought mightily for - and earned - that title.
Sometimes, Thanksgiving with the family can feel like torture, but it’s nothing compared to the table The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Sawyer family sets for Sally Hardesty.