Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA - prints
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
16 mm - Kodak 7252 Ektachrome
Printed Film Format:
Franklin: I think we just picked up Dracula.
Franklin: If I have any more fun today I don't think I can take it!
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: 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.
When it was first released, the film was so horrifying that people actually walked out on sneak previews for it
The brand name on Leatherface's chainsaw is hidden by duct tape in order to avoid a lawsuit.
Director Tobe Hooper based Leatherface on mass-murderer Ed Gein, who was arrested in 1957.
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
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.