The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American slasher film directed by Tobe Hooper and written and co-produced by Hooper and Kim Henkel.wikipedia
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American slasher film directed by Tobe Hooper and written and co-produced by Hooper and Kim Henkel.
Notable slasher films include The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Black Christmas (1974), Halloween (1978), Phantasm (1979), Friday the 13th (1980), My Bloody Valentine (1981), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Child's Play (1988), Candyman (1992 film), Leprechaun (film) (1993), Scream (1996) and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997).

Tobe Hooper

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American slasher film directed by Tobe Hooper and written and co-produced by Hooper and Kim Henkel.
The two reunited to co-write The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), which Hooper also directed.

Edwin Neal

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It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the proprietor, and Leatherface.
Edwin Neal (born July 12, 1945) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as the hitchhiker in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Leatherface

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It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the proprietor, and Leatherface.
Leatherface appeared in the original film in 1974 and also in its six subsequent continuations and the remake.

Paul A. Partain

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It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the proprietor, and Leatherface.
Paul Alan Partain (November 22, 1946 – January 28, 2005), billed professionally as Paul A. Partain, was an American actor, perhaps best known for his role in the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) as the handicapped wheel-chair bound Franklin Hardesty.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (franchise)

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It led to a franchise that continued the story of Leatherface and his family through sequels, prequels, a remake, comic books and video games.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an American horror franchise consisting of eight slasher films, comics, and a video game adaptation of the original film.

Gunnar Hansen

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It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the proprietor, and Leatherface.
Gunnar Milton Hansen (March 4, 1947 – November 7, 2015) was an Icelandic-born American actor and author best known for playing the mentally impaired cannibal Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).

Kim Henkel

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American slasher film directed by Tobe Hooper and written and co-produced by Hooper and Kim Henkel.
He is best known as the co-writer of Tobe Hooper's horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Jim Siedow

It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the proprietor, and Leatherface. Many of the cast members at the time were relatively unknown actors—Texans who had played roles in commercials, television, and stage shows, as well as performers whom Hooper knew personally, such as Allen Danziger and Jim Siedow.
James Nash Siedow (June 12, 1920 – November 20, 2003), professionally known as Jim Siedow, was an American actor, best known for his role of Drayton "The Cook" Sawyer in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and its sequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

List of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre characters

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Along the way, they pick up a hitchhiker, who talks about his family who worked at the old slaughterhouse.
Drayton Sawyer, is portrayed by Jim Siedow in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 where he served as the main antagonist and by Bill Moseley in Texas Chainsaw 3D.

Sally Hardesty

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It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the proprietor, and Leatherface.
She was introduced in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), and appears again The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) as a patient in a mental hospital.

Marilyn Burns

It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the proprietor, and Leatherface.
In 1974, she found box-office success with her leading role as Sally Hardesty in Hooper's exploitation horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), a role she later reprised in Kim Henkel's sequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994).

Teri McMinn

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Teri McMinn (born August 18, 1951) is an American actress and model, known for her role as Pam in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).

John Dugan (actor)

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He is best known for his role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) as Grandpa Sawyer.

List of films considered the best

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It has since gained a reputation as one of the best and most influential horror films.

Allen Danziger

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Many of the cast members at the time were relatively unknown actors—Texans who had played roles in commercials, television, and stage shows, as well as performers whom Hooper knew personally, such as Allen Danziger and Jim Siedow.
Allen Danziger (born July 23, 1942) is an American former actor, perhaps best known for his role as Jerry in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).

John Larroquette

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John Larroquette performed the narration in the opening credits.
His first acting role in Hollywood was providing the opening voiceover narration for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).

Robert A. Burns

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Art director Robert A. Burns drove around the countryside and collected the remains of cattle and other animals in various stages of decomposition, with which he littered the floors of the house.
Robert A. Burns (May 27, 1944 - May 31, 2004) was an American art director and production designer who worked on many films including The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, Re-Animator, and From Beyond.

Bryanston Distributing Company

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Louis Perano of Bryanston Pictures eventually purchased the distribution rights.
Among the company's more notable releases were the 1974 horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Coonskin and The Devil's Rain (both 1975).

The Thing (1982 film)

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David Foster, producer of the 1982 horror film The Thing, arranged for a private screening for some of Bryanston Pictures' West Coast executives, and received 1.5% of Vortex's profits and a deferred fee of $500 (about $ inflation-adjusted).
John Carpenter was first approached about the project in 1976 by co-producer and friend Stuart Cohen, but Carpenter was mainly an independent film director, so Universal chose The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) director Tobe Hooper as they already had him under contract.

List of banned films

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It was banned for periods in many other countries, including Brazil, Chile, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and West Germany.

Warren Skaaren

Warren Skaaren, then head of the Texas Film Commission, helped secure the distribution deal with Bryanston Pictures.
He was a driving force behind the distribution of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a film in which he took a personal financial stake.

Video nasty

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In Sweden, it would also symbolize a video nasty, a discussed topic at the time.
As well as not passing any film liable to be found obscene, the BBFC imposed additional bans and cuts on films such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

The Hills Have Eyes (1977 film)

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Wes Craven crafted his 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes as an homage to Massacre, while Ridley Scott cited Hooper's film as an inspiration for his 1979 film Alien.
Other influences on the film include John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).

James Ferman

After its initial British release, including a one-year theatrical run in London, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was initially banned on the advice of British Board of Film Censors (BBFC) Secretary Stephen Murphy, and subsequently by his successor, James Ferman.
These films, including works such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, were not without cultural value, said many cultural commentators.