“The film which you are about to see is an account of the tragedy which befell a group of five youths…”
Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) and her friends are on a weekend getaway in the Texas countryside when they fall prey to a mysterious madman in a mask made of human skin and his cannibalistic family. Their story became the stuff of legend and ensured that horror cinema would never be the same.
Violent, confrontational, and shockingly realistic, director Tobe Hooper’s horrific, doc-style film terrified audiences in a way never thought possible when it was unleashed on a politically and socially tumultuous America in 1974.
Facing a storm of controversy, censorship, and outcry throughout its troubled release, this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time to become a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone.
The new 4k restoration of this landmark of outlaw filmmaking was authorized by director Tobe Hooper (and we presume, Leatherface) himself!