The 70s and the 80s saw the rise of the slasher horror genre with classic movies like 1974’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In a way, Tobe Hooper’s movie was the first movie that flirted with the Hixploitation subgenre. It was a box office hit, with Leatherface, the cannibalistic villain, successfully inserting himself into people’s nightmares. Wielding a chain-saw Leatherface would chop off people just for his morbid pleasure.
The movie further spawned several sequels and a recent addition is the Netflix Original movie, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The David Blur Garcia-directed movie has all the classic slasher horror tropes and trademarks. Leatherface returns to continue striking horror among the group of unsuspected youths in a rural town in Texas.
If you want more movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, here are a few other NetflixJunkie recommendations that we think you might like!
The Ritual’s creepiness is very similar to the feeling you get while watching Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The film will also appeal to viewers who like the very old and classic formula of a group of friends getting killed one by one.
While on a hiking trip, one of the people in the group gets injured. As the group takes a shortcut through the dark woods, they come across the very creepy hut. Soon the group realizes that they were being hunted by a predator. Stream this movie to find out what happens next.
Director Mike Flanagan shows us that you can base an entire movie on just one single encounter and it would still be a slasher hit. Living alone, a deaf woman is terrorized by a killer. Hush will land with fans who associate slasher flicks with masked killers. You can stream this classic slasher on Netflix.
In this film, we have a tween killing his babysitter and her friends in order to survive. If you don’t mind a little comedy in your slasher movies, this might be right your alley. The next time you end up crushing on your babysitter ensure that she is not part of a cult that conducts satanic rituals in your place while you are asleep!
Jeremy Saulnier’s low-budget horror flick follows a punk band’s gig at the Skinhead bar. They became unlikely witnesses to the events in the green room which lands them in hot waters with the gang’s leaders. Get absolute chills as you stream this film on Netflix.
Have you watched any of these movies? Which one’s your favorite? Comment down below!