13. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 – Tobe Hooper)
As its title suggests, this provocative movie was an unparalleled horror flick with gratuitous violence and political implications. It was initially marketed as a true story to entice wider audiences. However, the plot was entirely fictional, which raised controversy among fans that claimed they felt cheated. The movie still gained cult status and is known as Tobe Hooper’s greatest work. It was remade three times and has three sequels and one prequel.