The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on November 17, 1974 · Page 159
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 159

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Sunday, November 17, 1974
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2-1 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Sunday, November 17, 1974 f : I Texas Chainsaw Massacre (R) By DONALD B. BERRIGAN THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is rated R (Admittance under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.) When THE EXORCIST with its emotionally damaging excesses or horror, violence, and perverse sexuality wormed Its way quietly into neighborhood movie houses, the word spread among young people that here was a mind-blowing Ii!m that depicted almost more than the mind could handle. Youth flock- . ed to it, and were admitted, in outrageous violation of even the hypocritical guidelines of this impotent Rating Code. Now we have THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE a motion picture that makes THE EXORCIST look like a sissified Sunday School picnic. It is Just as well produced, and it depicts horrors and depravities of sadistic insanity to degrees never before seen in films public or private. And again, the word is getting around: ; "Whatever you do, don't miss "Chainsaw!" THE STORY: Five young people are traveling in a van. There are two attractive couples and one young man who's confined to a wheelchair. Near a slaughterhouse in the country, they pick up a hitch-hiker who turns out to be unquestionably crazy. He cuts his own hand and wipes the blood on the wheel-chaired Franklin Just to upall his hosts. They get him out of the van and go on in search of Franklin's family's old rural home. They arrive at night, after having been given directions by a strange gas station owner. Kurt goes alone up to the house, and after polite inquiry and knock, enters the unlocked screen door. Suddenly a hulking giant of a man, wearing a hideous rubber Halloween mask, strikes Kurt dead with a large hammer. Kurt realistically thrashes all over the skeleton-decorated hallway before he expires. Kurt's girl Pam now goes in search of him and enters the house, and gazes in fascinated horror at the prevalence of human skulls and bones that make up the interior decor. Sud- denly she, too, is seized by the man, called Leatherface, who hangs her alive on a meathook. As she writhes and screams in pain, Leatherface starts up a hand-held, gasoline powered chainsaw and proceeds to dismember Kurt's body before her eyes. Now, in the dead of night, Jerry goes to see what's become of Kurt and Pam. He finds Pam locked in a deep freeze and sees Kurt's hacked-up body hanging Just before he himself is struck down by Leatherface's hammer. Later, now frantic with worry, Sally pushes Franklin's wheelchair along the bumpy, weed-chocked path toward the house, their flashlight the only source of illumination in the blackness. Suddenly Leatherface appears, his chainsaw roaring, and saws up Franklin right in his wheelchair. Sally screams and runs, with Leatherface and his chainsaw in hot pursuit. After one of the most convincing and terrifying chase scenes ever filmed, Sally is captured and taken into the house where the hitch-hiker and the t gas station owner participate with Leatherface and cadaver-like Grandpa m subjecting ner to a lerniying and insane orgy of multilitation that no one who sees it will ever forget. Grandpa is permitted to suck her blood. He then is helped to attempt to brain her with the hammer as her head is held over a wash tub at the-suppertable, which is served with human barbecue. Sally ultimately escapes by crashing through a window, and after another pursuit, the astounding conclusion of. her living nightmare occurs. YOUR DECISION: The emotional impact of this", highly convincing film cannot be described adequately. It may well become a classic in the horror film world. Marilyn Burns, as Sally, deserves a special Academy Award for one of the most sustained and believable acting achievements" in movie history. Tobe Hooper's directing is masterful. But the content of this soul-tearing production as it may affect the emotional development of the young, especially girls who are taught to be wary, and rightly so, can only add up to a life-long Impression of what males may do that could be most unfortunate. Too often in the psychohistory of a child, the bizarre is taken to be the Immediately possible. May God have mercy on any child who takes the story depicted in this film in such a way. t IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS IN feJEj "Ideas Arc Clur Business ' Give Your Family A Gift They Will Enjoy All Year Round "A BEAUTIFUL HOME" Our decorators available days, evenings and week ends. FREE ESTIMATES CALL 731-1021 Mine CUSTOM CyjfZ fc , ' 73M021 6219 MONTGOMERY RD. A " Jul " v ' Snow Bird Is Dance Theme Enquirer (Bob Lynn) Photo THE "SNOW BIRD" THEME has been chosen by the Lad and Lassie Dance Club for the annual black-tie evening to take place December 14, at the Carrousel Inn. Cocktails will be at 6:30 p. m. and dinner at 8 p. m. The Expressions will play for dancing. Mrs. Edmund Lee, right, is . chairman of the dance featuring red velvet wreaths with the snow birds. Assisting is Mrs. Paul Lanham, left. PTA Workshop The 12th home-school workshop sponsored by the Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) of Cincinnati elementary and Junior high school councils with the Cincinnati school administration, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Woodward High School. Topic of the workshop will be "Responsible Behavior.. What Is It? How Is It Acquired? and Who Influences It?" Dr. Eugene Moulin will speak. His experiences in the field of child develop ment, learning disabilities, mental health education and rehabilitation provide the background for his talk. Mrs. Walter Smitson and Mrs. Ralph Stalf are co-chairmen. The workshop is planned to provide a means by which parents, teachers, administrators and secondary students can become more effective In the education roles. Reservations may be made with Mrs. Margery E. Merten, Cincinnati Public Schools, 230 E. Ninth St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Withrow Reunion Withrow High School class of 1949 will hold its 25th anniversary reunion November 30 at Mcintosh's Steak and Kettle Restaurant, Galbralth Rd. at 1-75. Cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing to Smittie's Band. Classmates who have not been contacted may call Willard Van Epps or William Black for information and reservations. shim's last chance reupholstery sale chairs $131 $141 $151 sofas $263 $283 $303 Prices based on standard size, style and fabric. Just one week left to save on reupholstery to have it done in time for the Holidays. Choose from 3 fine fabric groups. If your furniture is tired looking, have our expert craftsmen rebuild it for you.'s just a fraction of the cost of a new piece. Shop at home, be sure the fabric will be just right for your room, call now, no cost or obligation. Downtown 369-6398 Tri-County 782-2257 Beechmont Mall . . . 624-4257 Western Woods . . .244-3257 Kenwood Mall . . . .745-5357 Ask about clear 10-gauge kast vinyl, custom made'slipcovers that protect but never hide furniture. Special Delivery to Franklin Square from the wide, wonderful world ... a bounty of beauty for gifting. As picturesque as a Christmas card, Franklin Square puts you in the Christmas Spirit.' Sip a hot toddy 'round the fire, and dine at Benjamin's; then visit each shop or that special gift for someone you love . . . you have the whole world to choose from ... at FrankJin Square. 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