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Tobe Hooper's influential cult classic continues the subgenre of horror films based on the life and "career" of Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein, which began with Alfred Hitchcock's own influential cult classic Alfred Hitchcock. When Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) hears that the Texas cemetery where her grandfather is buried has been vandalized, she gathers her wheelchair-bound brother Franklin (Paul A. Partain) and several other friends together to see if grandpa's remains are still in one piece. While in the area, Sally and her friends decide to visit grandfather's old farmhouse. Unfortunately, a family of homicidal slaughterhouse workers who take their job home with them have taken over the house next door. Included amongst the brood is Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), a chainsaw-wielding human horror show who wears a face mask made out of human skin. Sally's friends are rapidly exterminated one-by-one by the next-door neighbors, leaving only Sally left to fight off Leatherface and his clan. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:October 1, 1974

Cast

Allen Danziger
as Jerry
Teri McMinn
as Pam
Gunnar Hansen
as Leatherface
William Creamer
as Bearded Man
John Larroquette
as Narrator
Edwin Neal
as Hitchhiker
Jim Siedow
as Old Man
John Larroquette
as Narrator
Edwin Neal
as Hitchhiker
William Creamer
as Bearded Man

Crew

Tobe Hooper
Director
Tobe Hooper
Producer
Kim Henkel
Producer
Kim Henkel
Screen Story
Kim Henkel
Screenwriter
Tobe Hooper
Screenwriter
Tobe Hooper
Screen Story
Daniel Pearl
Cinematographer
Tobe Hooper
Composer (Music Score)
Wayne Bell
Composer (Music Score)
Sallye Richardson
Editor
Buzz Knudson
Sound/Sound Designer
Sallye Richardson
First Assistant Director
Tobe Hooper
Camera Operator
Arkey Blue
Musical Performer
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