The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1974 film directed by Tobe Hooper

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 1974 American horror movie. It was based loosely on real events, the crimes of Ed Gein, although much of its plot is fictional. It was directed by Tobe Hooper and stars Marilyn Burns. It is the first movie of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Directed byTobe Hooper
Written byKim Henkel
Tobe Hooper
Produced byKim Henkel
Tobe Hooper
Jay Parsley
Richard Saenz
StarringMarilyn Burns
Paul A. Partain
Edwin Neal
Jim Siedow
Gunnar Hansen
Teri McMinn
Narrated byJohn Larroquette
CinematographyDaniel Pearl
Edited byLarry Carroll
Sallye Richardson
Music byWayne Bell
Tobe Hooper
Distributed byBryanston Pictures
Release date
  • October 1, 1974 (1974-10-01)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$30,859,000
The house where much of the movie takes place.

It was followed by several sequels and a 2003 remake from New Line Cinema.

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  • Williams, Tony (December 1977). "American Cinema in the '70s: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". Movie (25). United Kingdom: 12–16.

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