With the exception of some copyrighted music they had the rights to, the soundtrack of 1974’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre contains no sounds from musical instruments. Instead, they used sounds an animal would hear inside a slaughterhouse.
I am wildly in love with these re-imagined childhood story books as horror classics by Frank’s Kid.
Rare photo of Leatherface’s three original masks from Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) made by production designer Robert Burns.
CNN story covers the making of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 by Tobe Hooper.
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“Even though this may seem like some bizarre dream that’s induced by Freddy himself, the man behind Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist actually got to play around with Freddy Krueger. Rather than Tobe Hooper getting to dig into the more supernatural, postmortem side of Krueger, he curiously steps in to handle an unofficial prequel of sorts. There was a phenomenon during the late ‘80s and ’90s where popular horror franchises would be spun out into anthology series that would bear little resemblance to their film counterparts. Many horror fans are aware of the two-season oddity, Freddy’s Nightmares, but less are savvy to the fact that the show’s pilot is actually a Nightmare prequel featuring Englund himself. In ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’ Hooper turns back the clock to when Krueger is on trial for his crimes. The episode is light on the horror but it does a good job depicting the chapter of Freddy’s life that leads to his violent death at the hands of an outraged mob. Hooper helms a bizarre little detour in Freddy’s lore here, but die-hard ‘Fred Heads’ are still going to want to check this out.”
Learn more about Freddy on ScreenRant’s 16 Things You Didn’t Know About Freddy Krueger.
A family dinner from a horror classic:
Gunnar Hansen, the actor who played Leatherface, said about filming this scene:
In one of the film’s final—and most memorable—scenes, Sally (Marilyn Burns) is tied to a chair at Leatherface’s dinner table while the family of cannibals taunt and mock her for well over five minutes of screen time. In real life, those five minutes took approximately 26 hours to shoot, according to Hansen. “The whole dinner scene is burned in my memory, I think just because of the misery of it,” he says. “At that point we were really just on the verge of mental collapse. And Marilyn told me about how awful it was for her, because she was terrified… Just being tied to a chair and then having these men looming over her constantly, she said it was really unnerving. I think that whole scene was certainly the most intense part of the movie and I think all of us were slightly insane by then.”