By Stefan Jaworzyn
In 1974, a affordable, no-star horror motion picture was once unleashed at the international, inflicting panic one of the censors and galvanizing glee from its meant viewers. during this better half to 'The Texas Chain observed Massacre', Jaworzyn offers the interior tale at the movie, in addition to assurance of the 3 sequels and diverse documentaries.
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