Happy Birthday Bela !!! (1882 - 1956)
Some film monsters by Greg Ruth
The first two prints in my new ‘Horror Classics’ series, inspired by classic movie monsters of yesteryear.
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18” X 24” screen prints, S/N editions of 50. Available HERE.
Monster Art by Chris Mason
31 Favorite Horror Movies
Directed by Tobe Hooper
- The film which you are about to see is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths, in particular Sally Hardesty and her invalid brother, Franklin. It is all the more tragic in that they were young. But, had they lived very, very long lives, they could not have expected nor would they have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre as they were to see that day. For them an idyllic summer afternoon drive became a nightmare. The events of that day were to lead to the discovery of one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. - Narrator
- I just can’t take no pleasure in killing. There’s just some things you gotta do. Don’t mean you have to like it. - Old Man (Drayton Sawyer)
You could have dinner with us… my brother makes good head cheese! You like head cheese? - Hitchhiker
- HE HE HE! Come on Franklin! It’s gonna be a fun trip! HE! If I have anymore fun today, I don’t think I’m gonna be able to take it! - Franklin
- According to John Larroquette, his payment for doing the opening narration was a marijuana joint.
- The human skeleton in the house at the end of the movie was a real human skeleton. They used a real one because a human skeleton from India is far cheaper then a fake plastic skeleton.
- Contrary to popular belief, this film is not a true story. It was filmed from 15 July 1973 - 14 August 1973, while the opening narrative claims that the real events took place on 18 August 1973, so it would be impossible for the film to be based on actual events which had not happened at the time of filming.
- Some urban legends say that the the “real” Texas Chainsaw Massacre took place near Poth, (a small town about 36 miles southeast of San Antonio. This is false. The film is fictional and based loosely on the life of Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein (as is the classic Psycho (1960)).A still photo taken during filming of the entire ‘Sawyer’ family posing outside the house as a gag was found and stolen from the set by a visiting German reporter who took it back to West Germany with him, and the image of the family eventually became the advertising poster for the first release of the movie in West Germany.
- Texas Chain Saw Massacre was originally banned in Finland, but after 25 years it was released uncut.
- The chainsaw used in this film was a Poulan 245A, with a piece of black tape covering the Poulan logo in order to avoid a possible lawsuit.
Halloween meme † villains & anti-heroes: Pale Man (Pan’s Labyrinth)
Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula by Charles David DeMar