For the movie, the house was primarily located in Round Rock’s Quick Hill. However, in 1998, the house was moved from its main location to Kingsland. The house is now opened for the public as a café on Antlers Inn. It has been refurbished and now works as a cool tourist spot.
Did the Texas Chainsaw Massacre happen in real life?
Both of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies of 1974 and 2003 are only lightly based on a real-life event. The killer who the movies were based on was Ed Gein, who killed several people between 1954 to 1957.
The survivor of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was lightly based on the killer Ed Gein. In the movies, Leatherface’s lone survivor was a woman named Sally Hardesty, played by Marilyn Burns. After surviving, Hardesty’s life was far from normal!
How much of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is true?
Even though it was marketed as being based on a true story, it is hardly true. Only parts of it are based on the killings of a Wisconsin-based murderer Ed Gein. He also wore human skin and the house in the movie is pretty similar to the house of Ed. Here is the comparison to the movies and real-life events:
The Sawyer family
Is the Sawyer family from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre real? Even though there has been a lot of claims of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is based on a real story, it only lightly follows the murderer Ed Gein’s story. Therefore, the Sawyer clan and Leatherface were not real.
Ed Gein and Leatherface
Many wonder if Ed Gein wears human skin like Leatherface. Ed Gein did wear human skin like the face and scalp. However, it wasn’t because of skin disease. The reasoning behind Gein wearing human skin was him wanting to look feminine. Ed also wore a vest with other skin parts of women.
Using a chainsaw
In the movies, Leatherface uses a chainsaw for killing his victims. However, did Ed Gein use a chainsaw in real life? There is no evidence of Ed Gein using a chainsaw massacre as it was portrayed in the movies. Moreover, he was also not a serial killer as he had only two victims.
Was Ed Gein from Texas?
Ed Gein was not from Texas. He was born in La Crosse County in the state of Wisconsin. He committed his crimes in his hometown, which was in Wisconsin as well. The killer even died in Wisconsin in 1984.
Check out Texas Chainsaw Massacre Trailer
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, even though being a legendary movie that inspired many modern horror films, is hardly based on real events. However, you can still visit the house the movie was shot in Kingsland.