Why is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre so popular?


And, why do people so very, very much, want that story to be true and not fictional?

Here’s the list of stories from this blog that were most popular over the past seven days; the top two stories hold about those ranks week in and week out:

Top Posts (the past week)

Based on a true story — except, not Texas. Not a chainsaw. Not a massacre. 530 views

28 poems on living life to the fullest, today 425 views

True story: Yellow Rose of Texas, and the Battle of San Jacinto 167 views

News flash: Texas has a second natural lake! 136 views

Nuclear power plant incident in Nebraska?

“When we’re telling whoppers about Obama and government, please don’t pester us with the facts” Department

Hoaxed Nebraska nuclear plant crisis update

Quote of the moment: John F. Kennedy, “We choose to go to the Moon”

Someone somewhere is discussing whether the story behind the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies is real or fictional.  I can’t find that discussion, alas.

Either that, or we have a lot of prurient interests out there.

Interesting mix of story viewings, otherwise.

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2 Responses to Why is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre so popular?

  1. Randallphobia says:

    I cannot tell you how many arguments that I’ve had with people about this over the years! Doesn’t it even have that “this is a work of fiction” disclaimer at the end of the credits? I haven’t watched in years.

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  2. Jude says:

    Even though I never saw the film, I thought of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre yesterday, but that’s because we finally fixed our little electric chainsaw, so I was using it to saw wood. I think it’s something about the words–Texas Chainsaw trips off the tongue.

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