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* FollowTheLeader: The first film is often viewed as being a [[SlasherMovie "proto-slasher"]]
** Likewise the reboot is often credited as starting the recent trend of remaking classic horror films.
* {{Gorn}}: '''Averted''' in the original which is notable for its utter lack of gore but still being a rich source of NightmareFuel and DaylightHorror.

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* FollowTheLeader: The first film is often viewed as being a [[SlasherMovie "proto-slasher"]]
** Likewise the reboot is often credited as starting the recent trend of remaking classic horror films.
* {{Gorn}}: '''Averted''' in the original which is notable for its utter lack of gore but still being a rich source of NightmareFuel Nightmare Fuel and DaylightHorror.



* BackupTwin: Hank has been confirmed (via WordOfGod) to be Sheriff Hoyt's twin brother.

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* BackupTwin: Hank has been confirmed (via WordOfGod) Word Of God) to be Sheriff Hoyt's twin brother.


* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath

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* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeathGoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath: Only one person dies with a chainsaw and almost all of the deaths are bloodless. The editing and the atmosphere more than makes up for it though.


* FinalGirl: Sally Hardesty, Vanita "Stretch" Brock, Michelle, Jenny, Erin Hardesty, Chrissie, and Heather Miller.

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* FinalGirl: Sally Hardesty, Vanita "Stretch" Brock, Michelle, Jenny, Erin Hardesty, Chrissie, and Heather Miller.Miller, and Elizabeth "Lizzy" White.


* MalevolentMaskedMen

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* MalevolentMaskedMenMalevolentMaskedMen: Leatherface wears a variety of masks made of human skin to hide his deformed face.



* NothingIsScarier

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* NothingIsScarierNothingIsScarier: While being mostly remembered for its [[SequelEscalation much gorier]] sequels and remakes, and despite its [[GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath eye-catching title]], [[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 the original installment]] makes very good use of this trope, particularly in the scene immediately before the first murder. An early teaser for [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003 the remake]] was nothing but a black screen and sound. The censors apparently didn't like due to how disturbing it was.


* AlternateContinuity: Compared to other horror franchises, this one is especially snarled. Despite their numbering and some BroadStrokes connective elements between them, the sequels are not truly sequels to each other, but to the original film, not to mention the reboots and prequels, all of which results in a number of separate continuities:

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* AlternateContinuity: Compared to other horror franchises, this one is especially snarled. Despite their numbering and some BroadStrokes connective elements between them, the sequels are not truly sequels to each other, but to the original film, not to mention then there's the reboots and prequels, all of which results in a number of separate continuities:



* ChainsawGood: Oh, hell yeah.

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* ChainsawGood: Oh, hell Oh yeah.



* TheFaceless: Leatherface only rarely appears without his mask, and even then his face is never given that much detail.
* FanDisservice: And ''how''. The remake and prequel protagonists are hot, half-dressed teenagers... that get cut up, hacked, and doused in blood. Then eaten.

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* TheFaceless: Leatherface only rarely appears without his mask, and even then his face is never given that much detail.
* FanDisservice: And ''how''. The remake and prequel protagonists are hot, half-dressed teenagers... that get cut up, hacked, and doused in blood. Then eaten.



* WeaponOfChoice: Sledgehammers, meat hooks, and (of course) chainsaws show up frequently, demonstrating that the family sees outsiders as nothing more than livestock to be slaughtered and consumed.

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* WeaponOfChoice: Sledgehammers, meat hooks, and (of course) chainsaws show up frequently, demonstrating that the family sees outsiders as nothing more than livestock to be slaughtered and consumed.


* MeaningfulName: Leatherface's CannibalClan are known as the Sawyers in the original series and the Hewitts in the remake series. The former name basically means "those who saw things apart", while the latter is a [[PunnyName portmanteau of "hew it", which means "cut it apart"]]. In ''The Next Generation'', they're called the Slaughters, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast which needs]] [[ObviouslyEvil no explanation]][[note]]The name Slaughter actually comes from the original film. In the gas station scene the sign reads W.E. Slaughter Barbecue but it's almost illegible and the name didn't catch on especially as it wasn't used in the credits.[[/note]]

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* MeaningfulName: Leatherface's CannibalClan are known as the Sawyers in the original series and the Hewitts in the remake series. The former name basically means "those A "sawyer" is "one who saw things apart", while saws things", and it also has an echo of Sawney Bean, leader of a (probably-apocryphal) cannibal clan [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawney_Bean in mediæval Scotland]] and partial inspiration for the latter family here. Hewitt, meanwhile, is a [[PunnyName portmanteau of "hew it", which means "cut it apart"]]. In ''The Next Generation'', they're called the Slaughters, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast which needs]] [[ObviouslyEvil no explanation]][[note]]The name Slaughter actually comes from the original film. In the gas station scene the sign reads W.E. Slaughter Barbecue but it's almost illegible and the name didn't catch on especially as it wasn't used in the credits.[[/note]]


* MeaningfulName: Leatherface's CannibalClan are known as the Sawyers in the original series and the Hewitts in the remake series. The former name basically means "those who saw things apart", while the latter is a [[PunnyName portmanteau of "hew it", which means "cut it apart"]]. In ''The Next Generation'', they're called the Slaughters, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast which needs]] [[ObviouslyEvil no explanation]].

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* MeaningfulName: Leatherface's CannibalClan are known as the Sawyers in the original series and the Hewitts in the remake series. The former name basically means "those who saw things apart", while the latter is a [[PunnyName portmanteau of "hew it", which means "cut it apart"]]. In ''The Next Generation'', they're called the Slaughters, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast which needs]] [[ObviouslyEvil no explanation]].explanation]][[note]]The name Slaughter actually comes from the original film. In the gas station scene the sign reads W.E. Slaughter Barbecue but it's almost illegible and the name didn't catch on especially as it wasn't used in the credits.[[/note]]


* ''Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII'' (1990) -- A direct sequel to the original that ignores the previous film. In this installment, a new clan of cannibals terrorize travelers among the desolate Texas countryside.
* ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration'' (1994) -- A reboot.
* ''Film/{{The Texas Chainsaw Massacre|2003}}'' (2003) -- Another reboot/remake.
* ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning'' (2006) -- A prequel to the second reboot.
* ''Film/TexasChainsaw3D'' (2013) -- Another direct sequel to the original that ignores all the other films.
* ''Film/{{Leatherface}}'' (2017) -- A {{Prequel}} to the 1974 film showing the origin of Leatherface.

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* ''Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII'' (1990) -- A direct sequel to the original that ignores the previous film. In this installment, a new clan of cannibals terrorize travelers among the desolate Texas countryside.
countryside. Intended to be the first in a new series produced by New Line Cinema, the film's poor reception stopped any further involvement in the series by the studio.
* ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration'' (1994) -- A reboot.
reboot. A group of high school kids on prom night end up in a car crash, stranding them in the woods, where they terrorized by a family of deranged psychopaths. Notable for featuring the first acting roles of future academy award winners Matthew Mconaughey and Renée Zellweger.
* ''Film/{{The Texas Chainsaw Massacre|2003}}'' (2003) -- Another reboot/remake.
reboot/remake. A group of 20-somethings on their way to mexico pick up a traumatized hitchhiker who fatally shoots herself in their car. Following their attempts to contact the authorities, they are picked off one by one by a chainsaw wielding maniac.
* ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning'' (2006) -- A prequel to the second reboot.
reboot. This film explores the origins of the iconic serial killer Leatherface and the cannibalistic Hewitt family as they terrorize a group of young adult draft dodgers.
* ''Film/TexasChainsaw3D'' (2013) -- Another direct sequel to the original that ignores all the other films.
films. A young woman named Heather discovers a house in Newt,Texas that she has inherited and takes a road trip with her friends to collect. Unbeknownst to her (but knownst to us) is what waits in the basement of the old house.
* ''Film/{{Leatherface}}'' (2017) -- A {{Prequel}} to the 1974 film showing the origin origins of Leatherface.
a teenage Leatherface and the traumatic experiences that mold him into the legendary butcher.


* ''Film/{{The Texas Chain Saw Massacre|1974}}'' (1974)
* ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2'' (1986)
* ''Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII'' (1990) -- A direct sequel to the original that ignores the previous film.

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* ''Film/{{The Texas Chain Saw Massacre|1974}}'' (1974)
(1974) -- A group of teenagers take a road trip to investigate the possible vandalism of their grandfather's grave, ultimately coming into the grips of an insane group of murderous cannibals. One of the classic proto examples of the Slasher Genre.
* ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2'' (1986)
(1986) -- Twelve years after the events of the first film, a radio dj attempts to aid a sheriff capture the Sawyer clan, only to end up between the horrific crossfire. While panned upon release, the film has since gained a cult following.
* ''Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII'' (1990) -- A direct sequel to the original that ignores the previous film. In this installment, a new clan of cannibals terrorize travelers among the desolate Texas countryside.


** ''The Texas Chain Saw Massacre'' + ''Texas Chainsaw 3D'' + ''Leatherface''

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** ''Leatherface'' + ''The Texas Chain Saw Massacre'' + ''Texas Chainsaw 3D'' + ''Leatherface''3D''


* ''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight'' - Leatherface appears as a {{DLC}} killer.


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As well as a few game crossovers:
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' -- Leatherface appears as a DLC GuestFighter.
* ''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight'' -- Leatherface also appears as a DLC GuestFighter here.

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* ''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight'' - Leatherface appears as a {{DLC}} killer.

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** ''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight'' also includes Leatherface as a GuestFighter.


* ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'' (1974)

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* ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The ''Film/{{The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'' Massacre|1974}}'' (1974)



* ''[[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]'' (2003) -- Another reboot/remake.

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* ''[[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003 The ''Film/{{The Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]'' Massacre|2003}}'' (2003) -- Another reboot/remake.



* ''Film/{{Leatherface}}'' (2017) -- A {{Prequel}} to the 1974 film showing the origin of Leatherface

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* ''Film/{{Leatherface}}'' (2017) -- A {{Prequel}} to the 1974 film showing the origin of Leatherface
Leatherface.



* ''Comicbook/JasonVsLeatherface''
* ''Comicbook/NewLineCinemasTalesOfHorror''

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* ''Comicbook/JasonVsLeatherface''
''ComicBook/JasonVsLeatherface''
* ''Comicbook/NewLineCinemasTalesOfHorror''''ComicBook/NewLineCinemasTalesOfHorror''


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* VillainExclusivityClause: Leatherface is the slasher killer in every movie. The Sawyer family of psychos may count too.

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