On July 26, 1984, Ed Gein, a serial killer infamous for skinning human corpses, dies of complications from cancer in a Wisconsin prison at age 77.
‘ “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” was released in 1974 and quickly became a horror classic. The chainsaw used by Leatherface in the “Chainsaw Massacre” was a Poulan 306a. In the movie there was a piece of black tape over the brand name but the green case gives it away.
KINGSLAND, Texas — No need to wait until Halloween to be spooked. You can dine in the original home featured in the 1970s film Texas Chainsaw Massacre . The home in the original classic horror film is in Kingsland and it’s open for the public to explore first hand.
Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) was the lone survivor of Leatherface’s rampage in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre , but her life failed to return to normal. Unlike her friends Kirk, Pam, and Jerry, as well as her brother Franklin though, Sally survived .
In the original film, Leatherface wore three different masks : the “Killing Mask “, the “Old Lady Mask ” and the “Pretty Woman Mask “. Gunnar Hansen commented: “The reason he wore a mask , according to Tobe and Kim, was that the mask really determined his personality.
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LEATHERFACE IS ALLEGEDLY BASED ON A REAL PERSON HOOPER KNEW. Leatherface , the chainsaw-wielding maniac who would go down in history as one of horror cinema’s greatest villains, shows obvious Ed Gein influence thanks to his mask crafted from human skin, but Gein was not the character’s only precursor.
The movie showed that indifference and brutality against man is the greatest horror; while many Americans watched the nightly news with indifference as the body count surged during the Vietnam War, Hooper used the inhumanity of violence by man as the scariest monster of all time and that’s what makes “The Texas
Since its release to cinemas forty years ago, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE has infamously touted itself as being “based on a true story.” Although Leatherface and the bloodthirsty Sawyer clan never actually existed, the central inspiration for the film is widely-known to be Wisconsin-based murderer Ed Gein.
October 1, 1974 (USA)