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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre [note 1]  is a 1974 American   horror film  directed and produced by  Tobe  Hooper , who cowrote it with  Kim Henkel . It stars  Marilyn Burns Paul A.  Partain Edwin Neal Jim Siedow  and  Gunnar Hansen , who respectively  portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the proprietor,  and  Leatherface , the main antagonist. The film follows a group of friends  who fall victim to a family of cannibals while on their way to visit an old  homestead. Although it was marketed as a true story to attract a wider  audience and as a subtle commentary on the era's political climate, its plot  is entirely fictional; however, the character of Leatherface and minor plot  details were inspired by the crimes of real-life murderer  Ed Gein . Hooper produced the film for less than $300,000 and used a cast of  relatively unknown actors drawn mainly from central Texas, where the film  was shot. The limited budget forced Hooper to film for long hours seven  days a week, so that he could finish as quickly as possible and reduce  equipment rental costs. Due to the film's violent content, Hooper struggled  to find a distributor. Louis Perano of  Bryanston Pictures  eventually  purchased the distribution rights. Hooper limited the quantity of onscreen  gore in hopes of securing a PG  rating , but the  Motion Picture Association of America  (MPAA) rated it R. The film faced similar difficulties internationally. Upon its October 1974 release,  The Texas Chain Saw Massacre  was  banned outright in several countries, and numerous theaters later stopped 
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showing the film in response to complaints about its violence. While it  initially drew a mixed reception from critics, it was enormously profitable,  grossing over $30 million at the domestic box office. It has since received a positive reappraisal and gained a reputation as one of the  best horror films  in cinema history . It is credited with originating several elements common in the  slasher  genre, including the use of power tools as murder weapons and the characterization of the killer as a large, hulking, faceless figure. The  popularity of the film led to  a franchise  that continued the story of  Leatherface and his family through sequels, remakes, one prequel, comic  books and video games. Contents    [ hide P l o t 2 P r o d u c t i o n 2 . 1 D e v e l o p m e n t 2 .
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