Leatherface Turns 40
by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a film celebrated in my book, Heavy Metal Movies. The movie is unrelenting, taboo-busting, rooted in pitch-black passions, brutally transformative and powered by high intensity equipment that makes a lot of noise. Chain Saw may well be the ultimate in heavy metal horror.