AVGN: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Mike Matei / October 9th, 2007


  • April 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Nice job… Didn’t even know there was a game based on this movie, or the Holloween movie. By the way, nice collection of video games, as I grew up we only had 3 games, Mario (with the ducks and the olympic theme combo), Zelda, and Operation Wolf (I think). Our friends let us borrow some games like ninja turtles and i remeber complaining about the same shit… specially on the water level.

  • videogamehunter

    April 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I after I saw this video and Halloween. I hade to get games. It took about 2 months just get em. I paid 75 $ on Texas Chainsaw Massacre and 240 $ for Holloween. I was lucky geting Halloween. It took hard bargainiing to get this guy drop the price from 300$ $.

    • July 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      dude you can play them online you know that right

      • Weldin Dunn

        March 8, 2015 at 12:11 am

        You don’t get it man. You know how some people like to have a DVD or physical book. It’s the same thing with a lot of people for video games.

      • Vince Abbruzzese

        March 22, 2015 at 10:46 pm

        I’m like that too I like to have physical games, movies and specially CDs I don’t like downloading songs off iTunes because in the future the physical things will sell for a lot like these two games

    • Senna4ever

      March 25, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      I got two pieces of crap you can buy for $300 if you like.

  • May 13, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    This review was great. It had everything that a horror fan could want. Nice end also to this review leading in to Halloween. Keep on making them man.

  • ultimate650

    June 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    like a movie

  • RIP_Top_Loaders

    June 17, 2010 at 2:03 am

    I liked the Deader the Better reference from steve. Batter up bitch boy. Classic

  • kamakazi geek

    July 6, 2010 at 10:14 am

    i love the hillbilly guy
    mother fuckeeerrr

  • kamakazi geek

    July 12, 2010 at 3:36 am

    batter up… bitch boy

  • July 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Just watched it again, nice work james. Good story. I like when the pens fall outta the pocket, so little but so detailed.

  • andysutherland

    July 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I don’t know how I missed this review. I think that this is my all-time favorite so far! AWESOME!!!

  • BADam

    July 19, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Congrats!! I’ve tried to return a non-working NES game to a porn shop and that is EXACTLY what happens

  • August 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    how doede the old guy get tired after one hit

  • phoenix252005

    October 5, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Is that game really worth that much?

  • October 6, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Hey! That’s the head from the Head Incident!

  • Tall Cool One

    October 11, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Who is that guy shooting at Leatherface on the cover?

  • SpeedyEric

    October 20, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    The image on the cartrige looks like a lamp made out of human bone and skin, like something found in the movie.

    I played a little of this game a sort while ago online, and it’s a repetative as you say it is, James.

    Awsomely well done with the story on this episode, just like all the other story-driven episodes. 😉

  • Phattony

    October 21, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    i didnt know that the AVGN lived in such a hick neighborhood

  • nomad175

    November 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Best Chop-Top impression I’ve ever seen. Actually I’m routinely impressed by the impressions of movie villains/monsters that you guys do.

  • Gigou

    February 3, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I’ve never seen the original movie but Mike’s acting was really impressive as the hipee guy!

  • DekutheGreatku

    February 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    really well made, quality episode.

  • darkcylander

    February 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    wow, are your fans really that annoying?

    • the_pieman

      February 23, 2012 at 2:52 am

      Not ALL of them, I’m a huge fan, but I NEVER question him, if he doesn’t want to play E.T., then he doesn’t have to.

      • senna4ever

        March 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

         @the_pieman ET is coming, it’s the main plot device of the movie.

  • jbullock8

    March 6, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I liked the Bela Lugosi in the background. I also liked the little jabs you took at some of your critics and fans. “Well, if he doesn’t like playing video games why the fuck is he playing video games?” “You’re next game review is gonna be ET right?” Great job recreating the feel of the movie.

  • March 24, 2011 at 5:50 am

    You know, one thing I always wondered. Is the hillbilly your dad, or uncle or something?

    Great episode, and great characters. A classic.

  • damon

    April 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    i kinda liked what the hippie said upon entering. ” hey, look, it’s the ANN! or more like the AVGN!” ftw!

  • rammstein81

    April 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    amazing acting!

  • punksterdaddy

    May 15, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I think this review was worth leaving a comment for

  • May 27, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    LOL! Great Chop Top reference!!! He’s no Bill Moseley, but he was funny as shit! I’m a die-hard rabid horror fan, and this one made me cheese like a lunatic. I didn’t even know Atari did a Texas Chainsaw Massacre game! All I got as a kid was fucking Bezerk. >_>

  • MDcowboy15

    August 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    @Miss Horrorshow Atari didn’t make a Texas Chainsaw Massacre game. It was made by Wizard.

  • 123avgnrocks

    August 6, 2011 at 9:59 am

    this was funny cause of the hippie, game seller, and letherface

  • Dragon_Nexus

    August 21, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    A bunch of shit!?
    Fantastic Dizzy on the Genesis is not shit, dammit >8C

    Goddamn rednecks ¬¬

    • Donrex1943

      January 21, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Dizzy is one of my favorite games on genesis!

  • LicaWolf

    October 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Oh Nerd, you should be more genre savvy and not purchase games from some creepy redneck in the middle of nowhere… 😛

    All the acting and production in the video were fantastic. I like the little nods to your own crazy fans 😛 (“Your next game is gonna be ET, right?” “What kind of editing software you use?”)

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre/Halloween videos are still my favorite AVGN Halloween specials.

  • Arneystein

    October 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Trully one of my favorite episodes, because of the characters. But not the best cause the game itself is not very intrestin.

  • ShadowpwnLord9

    November 14, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Love the fan reference. xD Rest assured, we’re not all that bad.

  • THCvirus420

    November 29, 2011 at 3:03 am

    First AVGN I ever seen 4 years ago. Now one of my favorite passtimes is Cinemassacre.com. Thank you for the enlightenment, James. This ones a classic for me.

  • maldorthegreat

    December 31, 2011 at 2:24 am

    I love Mike xD

  • AppleCider

    January 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    This is one of the greatest episodes ever! I liked this so much, don’t know how often I’ve seen this so far.

    Oh and I love the extra actors! Hillbilly was top notch. Excellent work.

  • January 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I’ve noticed a problem with this video. Does anyone here a sharp “BEEEP” noise? I found it around “3:56”. and its not that one time either. it happends several times.

    • ZanderSaul

      February 6, 2012 at 12:39 am

      @velmax30 At around 5:40 he comments on the beeping. It’s from the game.

    • TanShaggy

      February 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      @velmax30 thats the girls screaming

  • Hugoso

    February 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    The game review goes from 3:30 to 7:00. The rest is just some weird story.

    • JohnRose

      February 15, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      @Hugoso the story isnt as weird if you saw the first 3 texas chainsaw massacres

    • rush86

      March 9, 2012 at 6:23 am

       @Hugoso yea dude hes copying off the movie texas chainsaw massacre. Watch that then u will get this skit alot more.

      • Hugoso

        March 17, 2012 at 10:22 pm

         @rush86 Thanks for the tip. I didn’t know that because I’ve never watched texas chainsaw massacre.

  • Chrispy5

    February 23, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    this is the first one i ever saw i saw it on youtube and got hooked up to now ive seen most of them 2 or 3 times some only once but ive seen them all

  • rush86

    March 9, 2012 at 6:22 am

    this is such a great episode. Also, its fuckin hilarious.

  • jakethesnake99

    March 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    i love the fight at the begining and i love the country dude hes fuckin hilarious

  • KoreyKleber

    March 24, 2012 at 4:05 am

    i love when james thought he was gonna get a discount lol. “yeah it’s still $100” “ahh man what the fuck? you just told me that!” haha

  • Rantsu

    March 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    That old redneck is AWESOME. So great episode.

  • Iron65

    November 6, 2012 at 4:49 am

    GOOOOOD How the fuck Haven’t I watched whit before?!?!?!?! One of the best AVGN episodes guys!!!!!

  • muticere

    November 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Okay, who is that guy who played the hillbilly and why isn’t he in more episodes? He’s awesome! I wish we could see him in more stuff. Is his performance based on another character from a movie? I know the fanatic is. His line delivery and acting is so unique and hilarious, he’s instantly my favorite part of this video!

  • Wendysbrian

    December 18, 2012 at 1:24 am

    It’s interesting. I watched all the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movies consecutively a few months ago, having already seen some, but not others, and from an artistic standpoint, I really appreciated the multiple homages to multiple entries in the series including:

    -The coat hanger guy. I’ve only seen TCM2 once, and I recognized your version of the character right away. Well acted.

    -The guy dragging AVGN while singing the MF song which I remembered for YEARS as a kid as I’d always laugh at this part of TCM3. To me it always seemed ridiculously funny how such an awful antagonist could find a mood casual enough to sing in a situation like that, and with curse words nonetheless. It was one of my favorite parts of any TCM movie and yet you reference it here out of a billion scenes that could have been referenced; Excellence.

    -The forced playing of the game at the end with it’s similarity to the hit-hammer-on-head scenes from the movies. The placement of playing the game as the torture method was clever, as was having leather-face get stopped by the bike.

    Whoever played leather-face has that chainsaw “dancing” move down pat. The creativity used in this review has to be among the best I’ve seen from AVGN. Well done.

  • December 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I haven’t watched the movie, and I understand many here noticed many references in the video. But, maybe its just me, isn’t he also references his funboys…

  • Vito Dininno

    February 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    James you really came a long way. Keep up the great work and one day I hope you become one fantastic film director.

  • June 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Only for TXCM fans, everyone else should noy play it, lol.

  • November 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    The fan base…that is an accurate depiction of some of us.

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  • Kent Gissing

    September 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Wait, wait wait…. he calls it “a bunch of shit” .. and I see WC3: Heart of the Tiger on there??? :O .. come on, that game was awesome!

    And I have to say…. that role was made for Mike! XD .. felt sooo natural..

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