Leatherface in 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre'. Photo by Everett Collection.
Nearly 40 years after Leatherface first buzzed onto the scene, the “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974) franchise returns with “Texas Chainsaw 3D” opening wide this week. This new sequel to the original marks the seventh slasher film in the infamous franchise, and like the rest, it involves a power tool wielding psychopath with a fashion sense that hankers for masks made of human skin. We all know the new film will be a scream, but here are five facts about the film that started it all, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”.