A special book about the making of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre which was authored by the original Leatherface Gunnar Hansen and released in 2013 through Chronicle Books, Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World’s Most Notorious Horror Movie, will be getting the big screen treatment. According to a report on Deadline, the book has been adapted by David Dubos and will be a dark comedy focusing on the craziness that took place before, during and after the filming of the cult classic.
Directed by Tobe Hooper and released in 1974, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre starred Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Ed Neal, Jim Siedow, Paul A. Partain, Allen Danziger, William Vail, John Dugan and Teri McMinn. It is also important to note that the flick was narrated by John Larroquette. The film made for under $140,000 and brought in $30.9 million at the box office.
Leatherface would eventually come back to theaters and Massacre would become a prime horror franchise with over eight films, comics, video games and more.
CT HorrorFest, a convention run by this very website, brought in Chainsaw royalty for our 2015 event when we had Gunnar Hansen, Ed Neal and John Dugan in attendance.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more on the adaptation of Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World’s Most Notorious Horror Movie.