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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.


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* ReferencedBy: CaptainErsatz Leatherface gimmicks have existed in ProfessionalWrestling for years, particularly in Japan.


** Gunnar Hansen was offered the chance to return as Leatherface for the second, third, ''and'' fourth films, and he was interested in doing so- but each time, the producers refused to pay him any more than standard union rate, so he consistently turned them down.

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** Gunnar Hansen Creator/GunnarHansen was offered the chance to return as Leatherface for the second, third, ''and'' fourth films, and he was interested in doing so- but each time, the producers refused to pay him any more than standard union rate, so he consistently turned them down.


** Gunnar Hansen was offered the chance to return as Leatherface for the second, third, ''and'' fourth films, and he was interested in doing so- but each time, the producers refused to pay him any more than standard union rate, so he consistently turned them down.

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** Gunnar Hansen was offered the chance to return as Leatherface for the second, third, ''and'' fourth films, and he was interested in doing so- but each time, the producers refused to pay him any more than standard union rate, so he consistently turned them down.down.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://texaschainsawmassacre.wikia.com/wiki/The_Texas_Chainsaw_Massacre_Encyclopedia The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Wiki]].


* MoneyDearBoy: Michael Bay once stated the he only produced the remake due to the name appeal alone.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Michael Bay once stated the that he only produced the remake due to the name appeal alone.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20081005143011/http://www.retroslashers.net/lostaamassacre.htm All American Massacre]]'', a short film about Chop-Top that would have been directed by Tobe Hooper's son William.
** Gunnar Hansen was offered the chance to return as Leatherface for the second, third, ''and'' fourth films, and he was interested in doing so- but each time, the producers refused to pay him any more than standard union rate, so he consistently turned them down.

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archive.org/web/20081005143011/http://www.retroslashers.net/lostaamassacre.htm All American Massacre]]'', a short film about Chop-Top that would have been directed by Tobe Hooper's son William.
** Gunnar Hansen was offered the chance to return as Leatherface for the second, third, ''and'' fourth films, and he was interested in doing so- but each time, the producers refused to pay him any more than standard union rate, so he consistently turned them down.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Viggo Mortensen in the third film, as well as Renee Zellweger and Matthew Mcconaughey in the fourth, [[OldShame not that they'll admit it.]]
** Also, John Larroquette as the narrator in the original - one of his earliest roles. He reprised the role in the remake and its prequel.
** Dennis Hopper stars in the second film.
** Nikki is Alex from ''Series/{{Lost}}''!
** Ryan is played by TreySongz.


** Gunnar Hansen was the chance to return as Leatherface for the second, third, ''and'' fourth films, and he was interested in doing so- but each time, the producers refused to pay him any more than standard union rate, so he consistently turned them down.

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** Gunnar Hansen was offered the chance to return as Leatherface for the second, third, ''and'' fourth films, and he was interested in doing so- but each time, the producers refused to pay him any more than standard union rate, so he consistently turned them down.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20081005143011/http://www.retroslashers.net/lostaamassacre.htm All American Massacre]]'', a short film about Chop-Top that would have been directed by Tobe Hooper's son William.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20081005143011/http://www.retroslashers.net/lostaamassacre.htm All American Massacre]]'', a short film about Chop-Top that would have been directed by Tobe Hooper's son William.William.
** Gunnar Hansen was the chance to return as Leatherface for the second, third, ''and'' fourth films, and he was interested in doing so- but each time, the producers refused to pay him any more than standard union rate, so he consistently turned them down.


** Nikki is Alex from {{Lost}}!

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** Nikki is Alex from {{Lost}}!''Series/{{Lost}}''!

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** Nikki is Alex from {{Lost}}!
** Ryan is played by TreySongz.

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** Reportedly, ''Texas Chainsaw 3D'' [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3196310/texas-chainsaw-3d-carries-footage-from-hoopers-classic-originally-rated-nc-17/ had to be re-cut before release, as it received an NC-17 rating, due to excessive gore, during its initial submission to the MPAA.]]


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20081005143011/http://www.retroslashers.net/lostaamassacre.htm All American Massacre]]'', a short film about Chop Top that would have been directed by Tobe Hooper's son William.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20081005143011/http://www.retroslashers.net/lostaamassacre.htm All American Massacre]]'', a short film about Chop Top Chop-Top that would have been directed by Tobe Hooper's son William.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20081005143011/http://www.retroslashers.net/lostaamassacre.htm All American Massacre]]'', a short film about Chop Top that would have been directed by Tobe Hooper's son William.

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* TroubledProduction: The filming of the original was a miserable experience for all concerned; cast member Edwin Neal memorably stated that shooting some scenes were worse than anything he experienced while serving in the Vietnam War.

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