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.
The Texas Chainsaw House is located in Kingsland, Texas , on the grounds of The Antlers Hotel. This 1900s Victorian house was featured prominently in the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as the home of Leatherface and his cannibalistic family, before it was moved to this location from Williamson County in 1998.
The film was marketed as being based on true events to attract a wider audience and to act as a subtle commentary on the era’s political climate; although the character of Leatherface and minor story details were inspired by the crimes of murderer Ed Gein, its plot is largely fictional.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
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|Andrew Bryniarski Born: February 13, 1969 Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Character Name: Thomas Hewitt (a.k.a. Leatherface)||Ed Gein Born: August 27, 1906 Birthplace: La Crosse, Wisconsin Death: July 26, 1984, Waupun, Wisconsin (lung cancer)|
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.
Leatherface’s family uses the bones and skin of the people he kills to create furniture for the inside of their house, along with some animal bones for decoration. They process the victims ‘ flesh into barbecue and chili, which Drayton sells at his restaurant/gas station, “Last Chance Gas.”
Ed Gein, in full Edward Theodore Gein, also called the Butcher of Plainfield, (born August 27, 1906, Plainfield, Wisconsin, U.S.—died July 26, 1984, Madison, Wisconsin), American serial killer whose gruesome crimes gained worldwide notoriety and inspired numerous books and horror films.
OK, here’s the good news: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is technically fictional. The bad news is that the movie is most definitely based on a real -life murderer. One notable member of the cannibalistic fam is Leatherface, whose preferred method of killing is with a chainsaw .
Final ranking: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974 ) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986 ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 ) Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 (1990) Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013 ) Leatherface (2017) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006 )
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) The prologue references the events of the original, which took place on August 18, 1973 , and says that no family members were apprehended.
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.
As he turned around he was struck in the head by Leatherface with a sledgehammer. Leatherface then turns and puts Pam back inside the freezer. When Leatherface turns to finish Jerry off, he is gone.
Why did Leatherface start wearing a mask to hide his face? He was ashamed of the way he looked, so he began wearing a small leather mask to hide his face. This habit continued into adulthood, and eventually, the mask practically became a part of him.
[ Leatherface ] was originally portrayed by Gunnar Hansen. His real name is unknown, although older brother Chop Top calls him ” Bubba ” in the second movie and in Texas Chainsaw 3D, his name is Jedidiah. This therefore leaves two names: Bubba Sawyer and Jedidiah Sawyer.