The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (franchise)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an American horror franchise consisting of eight slasher films, comics, and a video game adaptation of the original film.wikipedia
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Leatherface

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The franchise focuses on serial killer Leatherface and his psychotic family, who terrorize unsuspecting visitors to their territories in the desolate Texas countryside, typically killing and cannibalizing them. Leatherface was featured as a downloadable killer in the survival horror game Dead by Daylight and the fighting game Mortal Kombat X.
Leatherface is a main character in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series of horror films and spin-offs created by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an American horror franchise consisting of eight slasher films, comics, and a video game adaptation of the original film.
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 (2003 film)

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The 2003 remake, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, directed by Marcus Nispel, written by Scott Kosar and produced by Michael Bay, is based on the events of the first film, however, for the most part, it follows a different storyline.
It is a remake of Tobe Hooper's 1974 film of the same name, and the fifth installment in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.

Texas Chainsaw 3D

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The seventh film, Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013), is a direct sequel to the original 1974 film, and makes no reference to the events of the other sequels.
It is the seventh installment in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise and was presented in 3D.

Leatherface (2017 film)

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According to Seth M. Sherwood, writer of the prequel Leatherface (2017), the eighth film is part of a continuity that consists of Leatherface, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), and Texas Chainsaw 3D.
It is the eighth installment in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, and works as a prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), explaining the origin of the series' lead character.

Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III is a 1990 follow-up to the previous two films.
The film is the third installment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, and it stars Kate Hodge, William Butler, Ken Foree, Tom Hudson, Viggo Mortensen, Joe Unger, and R.A. Mihailoff as Leatherface.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995) is the fourth and final film in the original series.
It is the fourth installment in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, and also features uncredited cameo appearances from Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, and John Dugan, all stars of the original film.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, which takes place in 1969, is the 2006 prequel directed by Jonathan Liebesman, written by Sheldon Turner and produced by Michael Bay.
The sixth installment in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise was directed by Jonathan Liebesman and co-produced by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper (co-creators of the original 1974 film).

List of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre characters

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The film was to feature Chop Top who had been captured and placed in a psychiatric prison.
The Sawyers (renamed the Hewitts in the 2003 reboot and its 2006 prequel) are a large, Southern American family of cannibalistic butchers and serial killers in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, who live in the Texas backwoods, where they abduct, torture, murder, and eat stranded motorists.

Jonathan Liebesman

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, which takes place in 1969, is the 2006 prequel directed by Jonathan Liebesman, written by Sheldon Turner and produced by Michael Bay.
The film's success brought him to the attention of Michael Bay and his production company, Platinum Dunes, who hired him to direct The Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel titled The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.

Ed Gein

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Although the film is marketed as a true story, it does not depict actual events, and is instead (as with the film Psycho) inspired by notorious killer Ed Gein, who acted alone and did not use a chainsaw.
Gein served as the inspiration for myriad fictional serial killers across different mediums, most notably the likes of Norman Bates (Psycho), Leatherface (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Buffalo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs) and the character Dr. Oliver Thredson from the TV series American Horror Story: Asylum.

Friday the 13th (franchise)

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When comparing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to the other top-grossing horror film series – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Friday the 13th, Halloween, the Hannibal Lecter series, Psycho, Saw, and Scream – and adjusting for the 2011 inflation, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the eighth highest grossing horror film series in the United States, with a combined gross of $304.6 million, only outperforming the Chucky film series with approximately $203 million.
When comparing Friday the 13th to the other top-grossing American slasher franchises—A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Halloween, the Hannibal Lecter series, Psycho, Saw, Scream, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre—and adjusting for the 2018 inflation, Friday the 13th is the second highest grossing horror franchise in the United States, with approximately $755.6 million.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (comics)

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The popularity of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film-series and of its main character, Leatherface, led to the publication of several comic books based on the franchise.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise)

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When comparing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to the other top-grossing horror film series – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Friday the 13th, Halloween, the Hannibal Lecter series, Psycho, Saw, and Scream – and adjusting for the 2011 inflation, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the eighth highest grossing horror film series in the United States, with a combined gross of $304.6 million, only outperforming the Chucky film series with approximately $203 million.
When comparing A Nightmare on Elm Street with the other top-grossing horror series—Child's Play, Friday the 13th, Halloween, the Hannibal Lecter series, Psycho, Saw, Scream, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre—and adjusting for the 2010 inflation, A Nightmare on Elm Street is the third highest grossing horror series, in the United States, at approximately $583.4 million.

Dead by Daylight

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Leatherface was featured as a downloadable killer in the survival horror game Dead by Daylight and the fighting game Mortal Kombat X.
Alongside a handful of original characters, the game also includes downloadable (DLC) characters from horror franchises such as Halloween, Left 4 Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Saw, Evil Dead, Scream, and Stranger Things.

Saw (franchise)

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When comparing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to the other top-grossing horror film series – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Friday the 13th, Halloween, the Hannibal Lecter series, Psycho, Saw, and Scream – and adjusting for the 2011 inflation, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the eighth highest grossing horror film series in the United States, with a combined gross of $304.6 million, only outperforming the Chucky film series with approximately $203 million.
The Saw series, when compared to the other high-grossing American horror franchises—A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Friday the 13th, Halloween, the Hannibal Lecter series, Psycho, Jaws, Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Candyman, Final Destination, The Purge, The Omen, Hellraiser, Alien vs. Predator, Paranormal Activity, The Conjuring, The Exorcist, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre—with figures adjusted for 2011 inflation, is the fifth-highest-grossing horror franchise in the United States and Canada at $457.4 million.

Halloween (franchise)

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When comparing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to the other top-grossing horror film series – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Friday the 13th, Halloween, the Hannibal Lecter series, Psycho, Saw, and Scream – and adjusting for the 2011 inflation, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the eighth highest grossing horror film series in the United States, with a combined gross of $304.6 million, only outperforming the Chucky film series with approximately $203 million.
The Halloween franchise, when compared to the other top-grossing American horror franchises—A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Friday the 13th, the Hannibal Lecter series, Psycho, Saw, Scream, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre—and adjusting for 2018 inflation is the highest-grossing horror franchise in the United States at approximately $761.3 million.

Scream (franchise)

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When comparing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to the other top-grossing horror film series – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Friday the 13th, Halloween, the Hannibal Lecter series, Psycho, Saw, and Scream – and adjusting for the 2011 inflation, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the eighth highest grossing horror film series in the United States, with a combined gross of $304.6 million, only outperforming the Chucky film series with approximately $203 million.
The Scream series, when compared to the other high-grossing American horror franchises – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Friday the 13th, Halloween, The Evil Dead, the Hannibal Lecter series, Hellraiser, Psycho, Saw, The Exorcist, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre — with figures adjusted for 2011 inflation, is the sixth highest grossing horror franchise in the domestic United States at $442.9million.

WildStorm

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In 2006, Avatar Press lost the license to DC Comics imprint, Wildstorm, which has published new stories based on the films.
WildStorm varied its publishing with licensed properties, such as: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Mirror's Edge, World of Warcraft, The X-Files, Dante's Inferno, and God of War.

Mortal Kombat X

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Leatherface was featured as a downloadable killer in the survival horror game Dead by Daylight and the fighting game Mortal Kombat X.
On December 3, 2015, the characters for Kombat Pack 2 were revealed to be Bo' Rai Cho from Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, a new character named Triborg (a cyborg character that features Cyrax, Sektor, Smoke and Cyber Sub-Zero as its variations), Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, and the Alien from the eponymous franchise.

Slasher film

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an American horror franchise consisting of eight slasher films, comics, and a video game adaptation of the original film.

Comic book

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an American horror franchise consisting of eight slasher films, comics, and a video game adaptation of the original film.

Tobe Hooper

The original film was released in 1974, directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Hooper and Kim Henkel.

Kim Henkel

The original film was released in 1974, directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Hooper and Kim Henkel.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) is set 13 years after the events of the first film.