The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Taglines

It has been some time since the taglines from some horror films have been looked over and picked apart. Let’s check out some of the taglines, varying from country releases and DVD editions, of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The original film that brought the name Leatherface to the masses of horror fans awaiting his arrival.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The idyllic summer’s day that became a nightmare of fear and blood…

It really happened. It’s terrifying. It’s here.

Nothing cuts like the original!

Banned for over 7 years! Now finally released intact! Uncut!

America’s most bizarre crime! Brutal beyond description! Grisly beyond comprehension!

Who will survive and what will be left of them?

Can you survive… It happened

For five young friends, a typical summer afternoon drive becomes a terrifying nightmare.

What happened is true. Now the motion picture that’s just as real.

Once you stop screaming, then you’ll start talking about it.

America’s Most Bizarre and Brutal Crimes!

Before Halloween… Before Friday the 13th… Before Scream… There was the saw.

Several of the taglines are related to the advertising campaign that promoted that the events of the film were true; however, the film was only lightly based on the real-life murderer Ed Gein. But those taglines emphasize the film’s faux documentary style beginning with the startling monologue, bringing realism to the film.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has an abundant amount of taglines, which was surprising considering the limited pickings that I researched back in December. However that means more taglines to pick apart and poke fun at, which is always better than not enough taglines to stick in your eye.

“Nothing cuts the original!” is a fun tagline, using a nice chainsaw pun to liven up the overtly realistic taglines of the film. The favored tagline for me in this great selection is the first, mentioning the idyllic summer’s day that turned deadly for five young friends. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is “a nightmare of fear and blood” that I can never get enough of.

~ by nicmarray on January 13, 2010.

One Response to “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Taglines”

  1. Hi Nicole,
    I’ve given out yet another award and you are on the receiving end;)
    It’s a “2009 All-Scares Blogger” award. Go here for details:

    No need to forward it to anyone else, as the buck stops here (according to its creator Chuck @ Zombies Don’t Run). Just accept with my congrats because your blog is sw-eeeet!

    Chris @ FWF

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