The Texas Chainsaw Museum is the world’s largest private collection of memorabilia from the classic 1974 film. Released on Oct 1st, 1974, this film has influenced and disturbed filmmakers and moviegoers for generations. As a landmark horror film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has impacted the popular psyche in a way that no other film has been able to since its release 45 years ago. Censored and banned in over six countries the film’s level of terrorization, particularly towards the end of the film, and the film’s focus on abnormal psychology’ made the film an instant classic and spawned “the slasher genre”.
The tales of the film’s production are as legendary as the movie itself. The Texas Chainsaw Museum hosts over 500 pieces of the most obscure and rare memorabilia and artifacts from the film including the original makeup molds and castings used to create the John Dugan’s makeup for the character of “Grandpa”, Jim Siedow’s original script, artifacts from the film locations, archival correspondence, never before seen photos, foreign and domestic promotional material rare media including VHS and production slides and other items too awful to mention in print.
If you live in Southern California, you can check out The Texas Chainsaw Museum this weekend at 1226 W Seventh St. There’s an opening night reception Saturday, December 7th beginning at 7 PM; hours on Sunday, December 8th are 12 PM to 6 PM. Admission is $10.
For a sampling of what awaits you, check out the image gallery below. You can also follow House of Salem on Instagram, HERE.
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