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13 Days of Horror: Five Fun & Freaky Facts About "Texas Chain Saw Massacre"

With Halloween right around the corner, we're counting down the days by posting five fun facts about our favorite fright flicks.

Today's featured film is the Tobe Hooper-directed, original version of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974).

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1. "Headcheese," "Leatherface" and "Stalking Leatherface" were alternative titles to the movie.

2. The Sawyer family house in the flick has since been moved to grounds of the Antlers Hotel in Kingsland, TX ... where it's now a restaurant! Would you eat there?
 
3. The skeleton in the house at the end of the movie was a real human skeleton from India. They used a real one because it was cheaper than a fake plastic skeleton.

4. Because of the low budget, Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface) had only one shirt to wear during four straight weeks of filming -- and since it was dyed, he could never wash it. No one wanted to eat lunch with him towards the end of the shoot because he smelled so bad.

5. Star Marilyn Burns actually cut herself on branches while being chased by Leatherface though the woods. A lot of the blood on her body and clothes is real.

For more fun/freaky facts check out these flicks as well:

"Saw"
"Scream"
"Psycho"
"Shaun of the Dead"
"Dawn of the Dead"

"Poltergeist"

"The Shining"

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