Thursday, December 16, 2010

Horror Movie Coolie! - John Larroquette in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

You know what's hot and scary? This!

And for those of you who are inexpicably on a horror blog and don't know that John Larroquette did the voice over on the opening crawl of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I have only sympathy for you. You're probably some freak who hasn't even seen Black Christmas. For shame. Don't even get me started on the weirdos who don't know who John Larroquette is.

Yeah. That's what you were missing.

What's even cooler is what a great comedic actor Larroquette is which makes the fact that his voice sets the tone for one of the most terrifying movies of all time even better. TCM is, of course, fake. It's loosely based on the Ed Gein saga but there was never a Sally or her crippled brother Franklin or a Leatherface. You can stop checking under you bed. But the movie is ridiculously successful at making you believe it is. There is no humour. No light moment. From the moments you hear Larroqutte's voice something ominous is present. And if you get really scared just imagine he's wearing that sweet white sweater.

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