The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a vile piece of sick crap. It is a film with literally nothing to recommend it: nothing but a hysterically paced slapdash, imbecile concoctions of cannibalism, voodoo, astrology, sundry hippie-esque cults, and unrelenting sadistic violence as extreme and hideous as a complete lack of imagination can possibly make it".
-- Stephen Koch, Harper's, November 1976
- Inspired in part by serial killer Ed Gein.
- Directed by Tobe Hooper
- Inspired several crappy sequels and a remake
- Poster: Who will survive and what will be left of them?
- Gunnar Hansen's performance as Leatherface predates pale imitations Jason, Freddy
- The original name for the film was "Headcheese"
- The narrator at the start of the film is John Laroquette of "Night Court" fame
- Banned in the U.K. in 1975, 1977 and again in 1984
- The film was bankrolled to the tune of $140,000, profits from porno movie "Deep Throat" (1972)
|1 Oct 1974
||Texas Chainsaw Massacre released in United States.
|22 Aug 1986
||Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 released.
|12 Jan 1990
||Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III released.
|7 Oct 1994
||The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre released.
|17 Oct 2003
||Remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre released.