Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 2009 Lakedance Film Festival, Sandpoint Idaho
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Poster - 2009 Lakedance Film Festival, Sandpoint Idaho
The idyllic summer's day that became a nightmare of fear and blood...
U S A
Minutes: 
83
Fiction
Action
Horror
Terror
North Idaho Premiere
Out of Competition
Starring: 
Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, Jim Siedow, Teri McMinn, William Vail, John Dugan
Director: 
Tobe Hooper
Writers: 
Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper
Producers: 
Tobe Hooper, Lou Peraino

This screening is courtesy of MPI Media Group and Kim Henkel. MPI Media Group has Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Blu-ray and DVD as like horror film classic Henry and many others of all genres!

The year is 1974. A group of five close friends are heading through the back roads of Texas en route to their grandfather's potentially vandalized grave. Among them are Sally Hardesty, and her invalid brother Franklin. They encounter an unpleasant hitchhiker (Neal) who slashes both himself & Franklin with a wicked-looking knife. The others manage to eject the hitchhiker from the vehicle, but shortly after wards, they are forced to stop & wander over to a small, sinister clapboard house nearby in hopes for gas.

What none of them realize is that this house is the home of the ghoulish Leatherface (Hansen) and his evil, demented family of cannibalistic psychopaths. One at a time, the teens are murdered by the evil Leatherface in horrifying ways. Sally soon finds herself an involuntary guest at Leatherface's home, and flees into the night to escape the demented cannibal and his loudly-buzzing chainsaw. Can she escape the grim fate that befell her friends & brother? Based on the terrifying true story of Ed Gein. Written by Derek O'Cain

Acquired On: 
16mm