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Quotations from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a horror thriller film that follows the lives of five friends who are hunted down and terrorized by a chainsaw wielding serial killer. The film begins by showing siblings Sally and Franklin along with three of their friends as they go to visit the grave of their grandfather to investigate its grave robbing. After, they decide to go to their old family homestead. Once there, they foolishly wander into a home occupied by a serial killer. Directed by Tobe Hooper. Starring Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, and Gunnar Hansen.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is not a true story and nor is it based on a true story. During its initial release, the studio spread the rumor that it was based on a true story. However, that is untrue. Some small portions of the film are based upon the murderer Ed Gein (who also inspired Norman Bates' character and Jame Gumb's character). Continue reading for quotes from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.


Jerry: Have you been doing those Reader's Digest 'Word-Power' columns again?
Hitchhiker: My family's always been in meat.
Hitchhiker: You just shut up and remember you're just the cook! And me and him'll handle this!
Old Man: I just can't take no pleasure in killing. There's just some things you gotta do. Don't mean you have to like it.
Kirk: So, where you heading, man?
Hitchhiker: South.
Franklin: You work at that place? The slaughter house?
Hitchhiker: Uh... no.
Sally: How'd you get stuck way out here?
Hitchhiker: I was at the slaughter house.
Franklin: I got an uncle who works in a slaughter house.
Hitchhiker: I used to work there. My brother did too. My grandfather too. My family's always been in meat!
Franklin: [quietly to Sally] A whole family of Draculas!
Old Man: Look what your brother did to the door! Ain't he got no pride in his home?
Jerry: That's the last goddamn hitchhiker I ever pick up.
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