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Trivia / The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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  • Executive Meddling: Averted in the original. Tobe Hooper avoided excessive gore and showed the violence in quick cuts because he was originally aiming for a PG rating(!) The censors were pleased. The other films in the franchise are a different story altogether...
  • Follow the Leader: The first film is often viewed as being a "proto-slasher"
    • Likewise the reboot is often credited as starting the recent trend of remaking classic horror films.
  • Jossed: A lot of background stuff introduced in the novelization of the remake is rendered non-canon by The Beginning.
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  • Money, Dear Boy: Michael Bay once stated that he only produced the remake due to the name appeal alone.
  • Referenced by...: Captain Ersatz Leatherface gimmicks have existed in Professional Wrestling for years, particularly in Japan.
  • Troubled Production: 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.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • 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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  • The Wiki Rule: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Wiki.

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