Tobe Hooper‘s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) introduced horror fans to the horror icon Leatherface. Here are the top 10 things you may not know about Leatherface as revealed by Minty Comedic Arts and briefly listed below the video. Also, I included the movie details and trailers for each Texas Chainsaw movie.
Thanks to Minty Comedic Arts for creating and posting this video.
Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Leatherface
Actor Gunnar Hansen was the first actor to play Leatherface and helped in the creation of the mask and suggested Leatherface should be mentally handicapped.
Leatherface and Jason Voorhees have many similarities as serial killers who do not say much and hide behind masks. Kane Hodder also doubled as the stunt guy for Leatherface and starred as Jason Voorhees in many of the Friday the 13th films.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) was nearly called Headcheese.
Action movie star Dolph Lundgren nearly played Leatherface.
Leatherface’s home is now a restaurant called the Chariot Grill.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Atari video game was one of the very first horror-themed video games.
Leatherface does not have a definite set real name. He is called Bubba, then Thomas Sawyer, then Thomas Brown Hewitt, followed by Jedidiah Sawyer.
Leatherface has a daughter after an encounter with one of his victims. She is known as little girl Sawyer.
Both Leatherface and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) represents a decline in humanity as seen by director Tobe Hooper.
Full List of The Texas Chainsaw Movies
Official Synopsis: En route to visit their grandfather's grave (which has apparently been ritualistically desecrated), five teenagers drive past a slaughterhouse, pick up (and quickly drop) a sinister hitch-hiker, eat some delicious home-cured meat at a roadside…
Tagline: The idyllic summer's day that became a nightmare of fear and blood... [UK Video]
Cast: John Larroquette, Marilyn Burns, William Vail, Gunnar Hansen, Jim Siedow, Paul A. Partain, John Dugan, Perry Lorenz, Levie Isaacks, Edwin…
Official Synopsis: Radio DJ Vanita 'Stretch' Brock's open request night is plagued by the annoying phone pranking of two road tripping, party-hard, hoodlums, but things take a disturbing turn when the hoodlums meet their demise at the…
Tagline: After a decade of silence... The buzzz is back!
Cast: Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Dennis Hopper, Tom Morga, Tobe Hooper, Lou Perryman, Jim Siedow, Chris Douridas, Wirt Cain, Dan Jenkins,…
Official Synopsis: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping…
Tagline: Some tales are told, then soon forgotten. But a legend... is forever.
Cast: Caroline Williams, Michael Shamus Wiles, Duane Whitaker, Joe Unger, Ken Foree, Viggo Mortensen, William Butler, Tom Everett, R.A. Mihailoff, Jennifer…
Official Synopsis: Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five youths pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who shoots herself in their van. Shaken by the suicide, the group seeks help from the locals, but their situation becomes even…
Tagline: Inspired by a True Story
Cast: John Larroquette, R. Lee Ermey, Erica Leerhsen, David Dorfman, Harry Jay Knowles, Mike Vogel, Andrew Bryniarski, Terrence Evans, Kathy Lamkin,…
Official Synopsis: In August, 1939, a worker goes into labor while working in a slaughterhouse and dies after a complicated labor, though the deformed child survives. The possibly orphaned baby is dumped in a garbage container and…
Tagline: Witness The Birth Of Fear
Cast: John Larroquette, R. Lee Ermey, Tim DeZarn, Tim De Zarn, Lew Temple, Lee Tergesen, Diora Baird, Andrew Bryniarski, Terrence Evans,…
Official Synopsis: After the first massacre in 1974, the townspeople suspected that the Sawyer family were responsible. A vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer house, burning it to the ground and killing every last member…
Tagline: Evil wears many faces.
Cast: Bill Moseley, Richard Riehle, Brittani Cox, James Paul, Ritchie Montgomery, Amanda Dyar, Dodie Brown, Shaun Sipos, Marilyn Burns, Alice Searcy,…
Directed by Tobe Hooper
Official Synopsis: En route to visit their grandfather's grave (which has apparently been ritualistically desecrated), five teenagers drive past a slaughterhouse, pick up (and quickly drop) a sinister hitch-hiker, eat some delicious home-cured meat at a roadside gas station, before ending up at the old family home... where they're plunged into a never-ending nightmare as they meet a family of cannibals who more than make up in power tools what they lack in social skills...Cast: John Larroquette, Marilyn Burns, William Vail, Gunnar Hansen, Jim Siedow, Paul A. Partain, John Dugan, Perry Lorenz, Levie Isaacks, Edwin…
Genres: Horror, Thriller