40 years ago, five youths on a weekend getaway in the Texas countryside fell prey to a butcher in a mask made of human skin and his cannibalistic family, and horror cinema would never be the same. Violent, confrontational, and shockingly realistic, director Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE terrified audiences in a way never thought possible when it was unleashed on a politically and socially tumultuous America in 1974. Facing a storm of controversy, censorship, and outcry throughout its troubled release, this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time to become a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone.
To celebrate the film’s enduring ability to scare audiences both new and old, Dark Sky Films proudly presents THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in a 4k digital restoration and with a 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by Tobe Hooper. Get ready to experience fear in a whole new way.
Key Marketing Points:
- Limited Edition steelbook packaging
- 4K High Definition Scan & 7.1 surround audio. This is the only transfer of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras
- $31 million original box office (1974)
- From director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, Salem’s Lot)
- Considered one of the greatest horror films of all time
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of the highest-grossing horror franchises of all time