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Here we are in the thick of the fall season, and Halloween is right around the corner! Undoubtedly we are all enjoying the cooler weather and the fun activities it brings with it, including playing in the fall leaves, drinking apple cider and baking pumpkin pie. For some of us, this time of year also brings a strange desire to be scared out of our mind by ridiculously terrifying horror movies. Crazy, I know. However, to those who can fully appreciate the madness/genius that these films provide, this time of year is one of the best.
This infographic highlights a few horror movies that showcase terrorizing villains using power tools as weapons against their poor victims. There are a few classics on here that everyone can recognize and appreciate such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but hopefully you will discover a few new films to add to your watch list. In addition to showcasing these flicks, this infographic shares facts on the nature of horror films and why some people are so drawn to them, as well as some great remakes that are being released this year. Like it? Let us know!
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POWER TOOLS IN HORROR FILMS
Lawn Mower Blades
Saw 3D (2010)
Abusive lover Alex gets knocked into the pit of overturned lawn mowers. The test pitted his abused lover against him. Alex lost.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
Mike, the wannabe hero, mistakingly falls into a woodchopper while trying to save his friend from psychotic hillbillies.
Saw III (2006)
The mastermind serial killer ‘Jig Saw’ is mortally wounded when one of his captives slices his neck with a power saw.
The Driller Killer (1979)
The main character in this film is ‘The Driller Killer’. He takes his victim by, you guessed it, a power drill.
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
The Toolbox Murders depicts a killer who uses a drill, hammer, screwdriver, and a nail gun to take out his victims.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The first saw used in this classic slasher is a Poulan 306a, which is now a collectible. It was made from 1972 – 1980.
Horror films grossed more than 9,000,000,000 from 1995 – 2012.
Older adults do not watch as many horror films because they tend not to seek out experiences that make their hearts race.
Psychologists suggest that people enjoy horror films because they seek the euphoric relief that occurs at the end of these films.
Paranormal activity had the largest profit ever for any horror film, grossing 161,830,890 from a tiny $15,000 budget.
Texas Chainsaw 3D
One of the many sequels of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, Texas Chainsaw 3D made $29,601,740 on its opening weekend, yet only got a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
1000 gallons of fake blood was used in the 3rd remake from Steven King’s novel.
The fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise was well rated, and did not disappoint the audience. It featured attacks using a nail gun, box cutter, and chainsaw.
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