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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1974 Horror

About

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Directed by

Tobe Hooper

Written by

Tobe Hooper (Screenplay)
Kim Henkel (Screenplay)

Runtime

83 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Marilyn Burns
as Sally Hardesty
Allen Danziger
as Jerry
Paul A. Partain
as Franklin Hardesty
William Vail
as Kirk
Teri McMinn
as Pam
Edwin Neal
as Hitchhiker
Jim Siedow
as Old Man
Gunnar Hansen
as Leatherface

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