The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1974
  • Color
  • Running Time: 83 min | Germany: 75 min (new longer Version)
  • Production Co: Vortex
  • Distribution Co: Bryanston Distributing (1974) (USA) (theatrical) | New Line Cinema (1980) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release) | Astral Films (????) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Tobe Hooper
  • Written by Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper
  • Starring Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen
  • Produced by Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper, Jay Parsley, Richard Saenz, Louis Peraino
  • Original Music by Wayne Bell, Tobe Hooper
  • Cinematography by Daniel Pearl
  • Film Editing by Larry Carroll, Sallye Richardson

Also Known As

  • Akuma no ikenie (Japan)
  • Bloodright in Texas (Germany)
  • Blutgericht in Texas (Germany)
  • Das Kettensägenmassaker (Germany)
  • Leatherface (USA) (working title)
  • La Masacre de Texas (Argentina)
  • Masacre en Texas (Venezuela)
  • Massacre à la tronçonneuse (France)
  • O Massacre da Serra Elétrica (Brazil)
  • Massacre no Texas (Portugal)
  • La Matança de Texas (Spain) (Catalan title)
  • La Matanza de Texas (Spain)
  • Moottorisahamurhaaja (Finland) (informal title)
  • Motorsågsmassakern (Sweden)
  • Motorsavsmassakren (Denmark)
  • Non aprite quella porta (Italy)
  • Texasin moottorisahamurhat (Finland)
  • The Devil of Punishment (Japan) (literal title) (English title)
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Finland) (video title)


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