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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Who will survive and what will be left of them?
( Crime / Horror / Thriller )


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US Runtime: 83 min

Premiere Date:
Oct 01, 1974   [USA]
 
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
Writers: Kim Henkel   [story]
Tobe Hooper   [story]
 
Producers: Kim Henkel   [Associate Producer]
Tobe Hooper   [Producer]
Jay Parsley   [Executive Producer]
Lou Peraino   [Producer]
Richard Saenz   [Associate Producer]
 
Music by Wayne Bell
Tobe Hooper
 
Production Design:
 
Production Company: Vortex
 


Cast:

Marilyn Burns
Sally Hardesty
Allen Danziger
Jerry
Paul A. Partain
Franklin Hardesty
William Vail
Kirk
Teri McMinn
Pam
Edwin Neal
Hitchhiker
Jim Siedow
Old Man
Gunnar Hansen
Leatherface
 
John Dugan
Grandfather
Robert Courtin
Window Washer
John Henry Faulk
Storyteller
Ed Guinn
Cattle Truck Driver
Joe Bill Hogan
Drunk
Perry Lorenz
Pick Up Driver
John Larroquette
Narrator
 

Crew:

Jim Crow
production assistant
Tobe Hooper
additional photographer
Lynn Lockwood
lighting
 
J. Michael McClary
assistant camera
Lou Perryman
assistant camera
 

Miscellaneous Companies:

Consolidated Film Industries
titles and opticals
 
Todd-AO Studios
sound mixing
 
 

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)

 

Tech Info:

Color Info:
Color
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical
Laboratory:
Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA - prints
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
16 mm - Kodak 7252 Ektachrome
Printed Film Format:
35 mm

Quotes:

  • Old Man: Look what your brother did to the door! Ain't got no, no pride in his home!
     
  • Old Man: I just can't take no pleasure in killing. There's just some things you gotta do. Don't mean you have to like it.
     
  • Franklin: I think we just picked up Dracula.
     
  • 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!
     

Trivia:

  • "Granpaw" is actually played by 18-year-old John Dugan
     
  • Director Tobe Hooper based Leatherface on mass-murderer Ed Gein, who was arrested in 1957.
     
  • The film was banned by the British film censors in 1975, but, it did get a limited cinema release, thanks to various city councils. It was banned again in 1977, when the censors' attempts to cut it were unsuccessful, (for the purposes of a wider release), then it was banned again in 1984, due to the growing controversy involving 'video nasties'. In 1999, after the censors finally changed their policy, they took the plunge, and passed it uncut, for the cinema and video, after 25 years, since they first banned it.
     
  • Tobe Hooper was originally aiming to get a PG rating for the film.
     
  • 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
     

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