Released Date
October 1, 1974
Genre
Horror
Rating
R
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$30,859,000 + $1,378 = $30,860,378
1947-2015

Gunnar Hansen

as Leatherface

76

Edwin Neal

as Hitchhiker

1920-2003

Jim Siedow

as Old Man

About The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Five friends head out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather. On the way they stumble across what appears to be a deserted house, only to discover something sinister within. Something armed with a chainsaw.

About

A group of friends fall victim to a family of cannibals led by a chainsaw-wielding serial killer known as Leatherface. This was the original in the Texas Chainsaw franchise, and directed by Tobe Hooper.

Trivia

Plot details were inspired by real-life murderer Ed Gein. The move made more than $30 million at the box office on a budget of $300,000. The majority of the cast were unknowns.