Film 1974. Written by Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper. Directed by Tobe Hooper. Starring arilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen.
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1August 18, 1973 Dates20th Century: 70sEvents

August 18, 1973
Date of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

2Muerto County, TexasMapGeographic AreasCounties

Muerto County, Texas
Setting. Muerto = Dead in Spanish.

3NewtMapUrban AreasCities-U.S.

Setting. Small rural Texas community.


Franklin: Come on, Franklin! It's gonna be a fun trip! If I have any more fun today, I don't think I'm gonna be able to take it!


Franklin: I think we just picked up Dracula.


Franklin: They don't do it like that any more. Now they got this big air gun that shoots a bolt into their skull and then retracts it. It's just BOOM-shook! It goes BOOM-shook! Then goes BOOM-shook!


Hitchhiker: My family's always been in meat.


Hitchhiker: You could have dinner with us! You like head cheese? My... my brother makes it real good. You'll like it.


Jerry: That's the last goddamn hitchhiker I ever pick up.


Narrator: The film which you are about to see is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths, in particular Sally Hardesty and her invalid brother, Franklin. It is all the more tragic in that they were young. But, had they lived very, very long lives, they could not have expected nor would they have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as they were to see that day. For them an idyllic summer afternoon drive became a nightmare. The events of that day were to lead to the discovery of one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

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Old Man
Old Man: Shut up, you bitch hog!

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Old Man
Old Man: Why, old Grandpa was the best killer there ever was. Why, it never took more than one lick, they say. Why, he did sixty in five minutes once. They say he could've done more if the hook and pull gang could've gotten the beeves out of the way faster.

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Old Man
Old Man: Those girls... those girls don't wanna go messin' 'round no old house!

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Old Man
Old Man: You damn fool! You ruined the door!

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Old Man
Old Man: I just can't take no pleasure in killing. There's just some things you gotta do. Don't mean you have to like it.

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Old Man
Old Man: Sorry to keep you waiting, young lady. I had to lock up the shop and turn the lights off. The cost of electricity these days is enough to drive a man like me out of business.

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Old Man
Old Man: Look what your brother did to the door! Ain't he got no pride in his home?


Radio: Grave-robbing in Texas is this hour's top news story. An informant led officers of the Muerto County Sheriff's Department to a cemetery just outside the small rural Texas community of Newt early this morning. Officers there discovered what appeared to be a grisly work of art: the remains of a badly decomposed corpse wired to a large monument. A second body was found in a ditch near the perimeter of the cemetery. Subsequent investigation has revealed at least a dozen empty crypts, and it's feared more will turn up as the probe continues.


Sally: You can't just let them kill me!


Sally: I'll do anything.

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