Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA - prints
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
16 mm - Kodak 7252 Ektachrome
Printed Film Format:
Franklin: If I have any more fun today I don't think I can take it!
Old Man: Look what your brother did to the door! Ain't got no, no pride in his home!
Old Man: Those girls... those girls don't wanna go messin' round no old house!
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.
Director Tobe Hooper claims to have got the idea for the film while standing in the hardware section of a crowded store. While thinking of a way to get out through the crowd, he spotted the chainsaws.
The financing for this film came from the profits of a previous film the production company financed: Deep Throat (1972)
The film was shot in chronological order.
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.
The movie wasn't released in Australia until the early 1980s.
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.