The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

(1974)

Upon hearing that vandals have desecrated a graveyard where her grandfather is buried, Sally recruits her boyfriend Jerry, her brother Franklyn, and her friends Pam and Kirk to investigate. On a side trip to the grandfather's deserted farm, the travellers pick up a slimy hitchhiker who cuts himself and slashes Franklyn. After arriving at the farm, Pam and Kirk search for an old swimming hole--Kirk hears a generator and believes he can find some gasoline. He enters the house hoping to find the owner. Unfortunately, this is the home of the hitchhiker, as well as Leatherface, who has some surprises for the travellers consisting of sledgehammers, chainsaws, and assorted cutlery.

Gunnar Hansen, Original ‘Texas Chainsaw’ Leatherface, Dies at 68

Gunnar Hansen, Original ‘Texas Chainsaw’ Leatherface, Dies at 68

Horror movie fans lost a legend this weekend, with original Texas Chainsaw Massacre star Gunnar Hansen passing away at the age of 68 on Saturday at his home in Maine. The actor died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his agent Mike Eisenstadt confirmed to the Associated Press. Gunnar Hansen had lived in Maine for the past 40 years where he continued to act and write.

The actor was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1947, before moving to to the United States at the age of 5. Gunnar lived in Maine till he was 11, then his family moved to Texas, where he went to high school and then the University of Texas. He majored in English and mathematics and then went to graduate school in Scandinavian Studies and English. In the summer of 1973 he heard that Tobe Hooper was in town and was doing a movie and decided to give it a try. After interviewing with Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel, he landed the iconic role of Leatherface in the 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Prank Scares People Into Hysterics

‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Prank Scares People Into Hysterics

Your fear of parking garages may reach new heights after you watch the latest prank video from VitalyzdTv and Nick Santonastasso. It's that time of year again, and this Halloween VitalyzdTv and Nick have decided to dust off one very leathery mask for a bit of car port fun.

The team decide to bring the 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre screaming to life, which doesn't bode well for anyone that comes in contact with their staged set-up. What has people screaming so loud they are in danger of going into hysterics?

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GIVEAWAY: Win ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ 40th Anniversary Blu-ray

GIVEAWAY: Win ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ 40th Anniversary Blu-ray

Fans can relive director Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a brand new 4K digital transfer in the 40th Anniversary Edition that is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blak Maria Limited Edition Boxed Set is also available through Gorgon Video, before it debuts in retail outlets nationwide on October 14.

The 40th Anniversary Edition's 4K edition was supervised by Tobe Hooper, marking the only transfer done through the original 16mm negatives. To celebrate this historic release, we have a contest lined up where fans can win this original horror classic on Blu-ray. These prizes will gone faster than you can say "Leatherface," so take a look at how you can win below.

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‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Preview | EXCLUSIVE

‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Preview | EXCLUSIVE

It's been imitated and remade, but never equaled. Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre rose from a notorious 1974 sleeper sensation to rank as one of the greatest horror films ever made. Now, to mark the film's 40th anniversary, Dark Sky Films is presenting the digitally re-mastered masterpiece on Blu-ray for the first time in a stunning Limited Deluxe "Black Maria" Collector's Edition box set. And we have an exclusive look at this release, available now. Check out our preview, which take a look at the shocking truth behind this iconic thriller, which started the slasher movement in cinema. Then be sure to pick up your copy, in stores today!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre appears in an all-new 4K digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist). This release marks the only transfer of the film to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras. The Limited Deluxe "Black Maria" Edition of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be released at retail in October but will be available exclusively at Gorgon Video (CLICK HERE) for 30 days starting September 16, 2014.

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‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacare’ 40th Anniversary Trailer

‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacare’ 40th Anniversary Trailer

Forty years after the original release, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is returning to the big screen this summer in a fully restored 4k version. To celebrate the occasion, Dark Sky Films has released a brand new trailer for the 40th Anniversary of the film. Take a look at the trailer, then read on for the complete theatrical release schedule.

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‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Restored Edition Coming to Theaters This Summer

‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Restored Edition Coming to Theaters This Summer

If you were disappointed by the recent remakes Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) then you'll be happy to know that the original is coming back this summer, with Leatherface and all his hometown charm digitally remastered for the first time direct from the 16mm negatives shot by director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist). Those attending SXSW won't have to wait nearly as long, as this restored version of 1974's horror masterpiece The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will have its unveiling at the Austin festival next week.

MPI/Dark Sky Films, one of the leading distributors of independent and genre films, announced today they will be releasing a restored version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic.

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‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Is Coming to Blu-Ray on September 30th

We have full details on the high-def release of this classic horror film.

EXCLUSIVE: Mushy Talks ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ with Leatherface!

Gunnar Hansen discusses his favorite features of the new DVD set, why he thinks horror movies are popular and he sets the record straight on ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ remake.