Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA - prints
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
16 mm - Kodak 7252 Ektachrome
Printed Film Format:
Old Man: Look what your brother did to the door! Ain't got no, no pride in his home!
Franklin: They just shoot a bullet in their head, and then retract it. It's just BOOM-shht-BOOM-shht. Sally: Franklin, I like meat, please change the subject!
Old Man: Those girls... those girls don't wanna go messin' round no old house!
Franklin: If I have any more fun today I don't think I can take it!
Franklin: I think we just picked up Dracula.
"Granpaw" is actually played by 18-year-old John Dugan
Marilyn Burns, whose character was chased by Leatherface through the undergrowth actually cut herself on the branches quite badly, so a lot of the blood on her body and clothes is real.
During the dinner scene towards the end of the film, when Leatherface cuts the girl's finger, he actually does cut her finger because they couldn't get the fake blood to come out of the tube behind the blade
The actor whose character was hung up on a meat hook was actually held up by a nylon cord that went between her legs, causing a great deal of pain.
DVD Easter Eggs: (Hidden So You Don't See Anything You Don't Want To See)
Edition: Pioneer Video
Description: Alternate takes of decomposed body
Go to a deleted scene where they have some flashing shots of decomposed skeletons cut from the flashing light dead body scene at beginning of the movie. Play the deleted scene until the end.(Do not press stop or go back to maim menu). After deleted scene is finished it has part 2 of the deleted takes also showing all the explainations highlight play and enter to see the alternate takes of the decomposed graveyard body.