Starring The Landscape: The Horror of Po’ White Trash — Classism in Horror (Pt. 1)

In 1974, Tobe Hooper released The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which seemed to release some sort of valve, because city people have been visiting the rural South, so they can die horribly at the hands, chainsaws, and shotguns, of its residents for decades. I cannot entirely blame it all on Hooper, because in 1972, Deliverance was released, a movie about…

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