The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is perhaps one of the most loved horror classics of all time, its been remade and re-adapted endless times yet people always end up coming back to the 1974 classic that was made on a very low budget and has a very twisted story. Join us in discovering facts about the film that you may not have known in this one page to rule them all, the only resource you will ever need for texas chainsaw horror facts.
1. THE MOVIE IS A ALLEGORY FOR THE VIETNAM WAR
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre belongs to the New Hollywood radical movement from the 1970s, a time when films were being directly influenced by the pervasive disillusionment resulting from events like Watergate and the Vietnam War.
2. SOLD AS A REAL TRUE STORY
The film was also marketed as a telling of actual events, where as all that happened in the film was based on an actual event, this is false.
“People are absolutely convinced that it did happen,” says Gunnar Hansen, who starred as Leatherface.