The Southern Gothic Texas Chain Saw Massacre

"The profane element of the film is the localization of the cataclysm precisely in the historical situation of the American Southwest in the late twentieth century.”6 This is the same thing as Faulkner situating his novel in the midst of rural Mississippi in the earliest parts of the twentieth century. O’Connor sends Hazel Motes on his blasphemous journey in the wilds of a small town in post World War II Tennessee." - Christopher Hoppe