Story:Texas Chain Saw Massacre is an independent 1974 American horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and written jointly by Hooper and Kim Henkel. Cast: Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Teri McMinn, William Vail, Edwin Neal, and Paul A. Partain. Although presented as a true story involving the ambush and killing of a group of friends on a trip to rural Texas family of cannibals, the film is entirely fictional. Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the first of six films in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film franchise, which includes Leatherface, the character modeled on the Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein and Hansen played in this film.
Hooper produced the film with a budget of about $ 140,000 and gave relatively unknown actors, and people mostly from the areas adjacent Texas shooting locations. Principal photography for the film took place between July 15 and August 14, 1973. When the film was completed, Hooper is trying to find a distributor willing to release it because of its graphic depictions of violence, when he eventually secured distributor, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) gave the film a rating of R-and PG-rating Hooper had intended the film to get .
Bryanston distribution company has released Texas Chainsaw Massacre in theaters on October 1, 1974. Initially, the film drew a mixed reception from critics on the atmosphere, story, characters and graphic content, and the film was banned in many countries, however, it has become a strong commercial success, grossing 30.8 million dollars at the box office of the United States . Despite the lack of critical unanimity, Texas Chainsaw Massacre a reputation as one of the most influential horror films in cinema history. It originated several common elements in the genre of horror films, including the characterization of the killer, as a large, ungainly and faceless figures and use the tool as the murder weapon.
Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) and her brother Franklin (Paul A. Partain), traveling with three friends, Jerry (Allen Danziger), Kirk (William Vail) and Pam (Teri McMinn), a cemetery containing the grave of his grandfather Hardesty. They aim to investigate reports of vandalism and desecration of the corpse. After that they decided to visit the old family homestead Hardesty, and on the way, the group takes a hitchhiker (Edwin Neal). The man speaks and acts weird, and then slashes and Franklin himself with a razor blade to a group of his strength from the van. Later they stop at a gas station to refuel, but the owner (Jim Siedow) tells them that the pumps are empty, and they continue to homestead, intending to return to the gas station after the fuel truck makes its delivery. Franklin says Kirk and Pam local hole basin, and the pair head to find him. Instead, they stumble upon a nearby house, Kirk yells asking for gas, while Pam waits on the porch.
Receiving no answer, but finding the door unlocked, Kirk enters the house where Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) suddenly appears and kills him. Pam comes shortly after, finding the house filled with furniture made from human bones. She tries to escape, but Leatherface catches her before she could escape, impaling her on Meathook. At sunset, Sally’s boyfriend Jerry heads out of the old house to look for other Hardesty. Search the blanket a couple outside the house, he investigates and finds Pam still alive inside the freezer. Before he could react, Leatherface appears and kill him, stuffing Pam back in the freezer later.
With the haze, Sally and Franklin went in search of their friends. As they near the house of the murderer, calling for others, Leatherface attacks from the darkness and killing Franklin with a chainsaw. Sally runs into the house to find the dried residues of an elderly couple in the upper room. She comes from Leatherface, jumping over the second-floor window, and continues to run, eventually arriving at the gas station. When she reaches him, Leatherface disappears into the night. The owner initially calms her offers of assistance, then connects it to the ropes and forces her into his truck. He goes into the house, arriving at the same time as fellow travelers, who turns out to be the younger brother of Leatherface’s. When a couple bring Sally inside hitchhiking recognizes and ridicule her.
Torment men bound and gagged Sally, Leatherface, now dressed as a woman serves dinner. Leather and hitchhiking bring the old man up to the table to join the meal. At night, they decided to Sally to be killed “Grandpa (John Dugan), out of respect for his work at the slaughterhouse, when he was younger. “Grandpa” is too weak to attack Sally with a hammer, repeatedly dropping it. In the confusion, Sally gets loose, leaps through a window and runs away from home, running out onto the road. Leatherface and the hitchhiker are persecuted, but Hitchhiker’s run down and killed by passing truck trailer. Armed with his chainsaw, Leatherface attacks the truck when the driver stops to help, and punch in the face with a large spanner in the driver’s hands. Sally escape in line with passing pickup truck as the waves Leatherface chainsaw above his head in despair.