The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Trivia: After the girl kills herself the gas station they stop at from the outside looks identical to the gas station in the original. (00:14:50)

Trivia: The scene where they are wrapping up the body was all ad libbed by R. Lee Ermy.

Trivia: During the police video sections of the film you can sometimes hear a camera flashbulb popping and then recharging. This same sound effect was used at the beginning of the original film when we see the decimated corpses being photographed.

Trivia: Leatherface's chainsaw has had the manufacturer and brand name sanded off so the company wasn't associated with the movie.

Trivia: Gunnar Hansen, who played Leatherface in the original movie in 1974, was asked to play the truck driver at the end of the movie.

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Trivia: Near the start of the film, when the first kid has been captured by Leatherface and they're in the basement, the decapitated head on a table beside Leatherface is that of Harry Knowles, film critic and gossip monger of Ain't It Cool News. (00:37:05)

Factual error: This movie states that it is during the year 1973, yet in the beginning of the movie when they are driving in the van they are listening to "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. This song was not released publicly until 1974. (00:03:10)

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Question: What has happened by the time the police footage is shown? After Erin escaped and killed the "Sheriff", police footage of the area is then shown (at the beginning as well), such as the police collecting evidence and filming a walk-through, as if the house has been abandoned for years, but it's only a day after. What has happened to the rest of the Hewitt family (Luda May, Monty, Tea Lady etc.), with the exception of Leatherface who escaped? How did the police only find out about the Hewitts then?

Answer: Erin must have led the police back to the house and then the Hewitt's were taken away so that way evidence could be collected. They must have thought that Leatherface had escaped and was no longer in the house.

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