The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a slasher movie, directed & produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote it with Kim Henkel. It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the proprietor and Leatherface, the main antagonist.

The movie is about a group of friends who fall victims to a family of cannibals whilest them though actually trying to get on their way to visit an old home place. It was marketed as a true story to attract a wider audience and as a subtle commentary on the era's political climate, but its plot is entirely fictional; however, the character of Leatherface and minor plot details were inspired by the crimes of real life murderer Ed Gein who cutted his victims to pieces and hang.

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