Shades of Yellow Heighten the Horror of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’
In Tobe Hooper’s famous horror film, the color yellow is a visual catalyst for the evil that is to come.
Miyako Pleines is a Japanese and German American writer living in the suburbs of Chicago. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University, and her work has appeared in Electric Literature, The Rumpus, the Ploughshares blog, and others. She writes a column about birds and books for the Chicago Audubon Society, and you can follow her on Instagram @literary_miyako. Links to her work can be found on her website, miyakowrites.com.
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