20 Things You Didn't Know About "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
1974's Texas Chainsaw Massacre spawned six sequels/remakes — including Texas Chainsaw 3D, out this Friday. Before the latest installment, brush up on the series.
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974)
Director Tobe Hooper was originally going for a PG rating.
That's Marilyn Burns real blood in a few scenes.
Edwin Neal said filming was worse than his time in Vietnam.
The skeleton used was a real human skeleton.
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" (1986)
The poster is a parody of "The Breakfast Club" poster.
The sequel was originally titled "Beyond the Valley of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
Jim Siedow is the only actor to appear in both of the first two movies.
"Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III" (1990)
This is the only "Texas Chainsaw" movie not filmed in Texas.
Stars before-he-was-famous Viggo Mortensen as "Tex."
The stunt coordinator was Kane Hodder, who played Jason Voorhees.
"Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation" (1994)
Stars before-they-were-famous Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger.
The original title was "Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
This was intended as the "real sequel" to the original.
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003)
John Larroquette reprised his opening narration from the original.
You can see Jonathan Tucker throw up when he's gagged with a gun.
Despite the title, only two characters are killed with a chainsaw.
Harry Knowles severed head is on display in Leatherface's home.
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" (2006)
A total of 17 scenes had to be cut down to get an R-rating.
This was the first movie to earn Iceland's 18 rating.
Stars a before-he-was-famous Matt Bomer.
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