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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Directed by Tobe Hooper
Produced by Kim Henkel
Tobe Hooper
Jay Parsley
Richard Saenz
Written by Kim Henkel
Tobe Hooper
Starring Marilyn Burns
Paul A. Partain
Edwin Neal
Jim Siedow
Gunnar Hansen
Teri McMinn
Narrated by John Larroquette
Music by Wayne Bell
Tobe Hooper
Cinematography Daniel Pearl
Edited by Larry Carroll
Sallye Richardson
Distributed by Bryanston Pictures
Release date
October 1, 1974 (1974-10-01)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget <$300,000
Box office $30,859,000

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 1974 American horror movie, based on real events. It was directed by Tobe Hooper and stars Marilyn Burns.

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


Further reading

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

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