This post Texas Chainsaw effort by Tobe Hooper is one of his few great films. What most people don't remember is that this was a network television miniseries, one that was shackled by the limitations of broadcast tv. Still, Hooper exercises a stunning amount of restraint. While the full miniseries is excellent, I prefer the version that's trimmed into a feature length. It's packed with memorable scenes, notably of Danny Glick scratching at Mark's window. If you're 30 years or older, the image of a floating Danny, shrouded in smoke, probably still flits around in your mind.
The scene below, however, is probably my favorite. It encapsulates all of the tension of facing down a bloodsucker. There are the serpentine eyes, the tremulous power of faith, and the guy from Every Which Way But Loose. "Loooooook at meeeee, teacherrrrrr. . . "
Check it out past the jump!