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Step Inside The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the world’s favourite horror movies, and also one of the most unnerving. The 1974 American slasher film is loved by numerous generations of movie-goers and is surprisingly popular among Millennials and Generation X as well. So intense is its popularity that it has even inspired pokies, comics, video games and modern literature, among other things.
Let’s go through a quick recap of the 70s classic to refresh your memory. Directed by Tobe Hooper, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise focuses on chilling serial killer Leatherface and his family of psychos, who entertain themselves by terrorising unsuspecting travellers who stumble into their isolated Texas territory. The worst part? Not only did Leatherface and his clan kill their victims after toying with them, but they ate the poor souls afterwards too.
Explore Leatherface’s Territory
Most people are still shaken to this day when thinking about the gory action that went down in the blockbuster film and its sequels. However, if you are a major horror fan with a stronger constitution, we have a great proposition for you. You can now experience the real Texas Chainsaw Massacre house in the flesh!
That’s right – from March 2020 onwards, members of the public will be able to sit back, try their best to relax, and watch the classic film from within Leatherface’s authentic house in Kingsland, Texas. Hopefully the main villain himself won’t pop out from behind the doorways to scare anyone silly… but no promises have been made yet.
The special screening of the slasher classic is set to take place at Grand Central Cafe on 1010 King St on Sunday, March 29 and Monday, March 30 this year. For now, the Covid-19 epidemic has not thrown these plans into uncertainty, so horror fans will still be able to enjoy their favourite pastime if they have purchased the necessary tickets. The offering comes as part of On Set Cinema’s ongoing series of film screenings that are aimed at lovers of history’s most iconic flicks.
Customised Horror Entertainment
The aforementioned series creates unique experiences that are tailored around horror classics like Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The screenings are held at the films’ actual filming locations – in this case, Kingsland Texas – to give those who love a healthy dose of fear a chance to enjoy the exhilaration in person.
If you have always wanted to magically transport yourself onto the set of your most beloved slasher films, this is your chance to get as close to the real thing as possible. Just remember not to overindulge in caffeine beforehand or you might get a little too jumpy for comfort!
Although the screenings will appeal to the majority of passionate horror fans, viewers do have to be dedicated to their favourite genre to enjoy the experience, however. The spots are limited to just 26 people, 13 for each night, and tickets for the event cost between $350 and $400 a pop.
Sleep in the Original Massacre House
According to the folks at On Set Cinema, the screenings are well worth the hefty price tag. Reportedly, the screenings will be hosted by setting up a TV inside the room where the original thrills took place. Attendees will be able to explore the house and sleep where they wish – from the doorway where they first saw Leatherface attacking Kirk with a sledgehammer to the room filled with chicken feathers and bones that Pam discovered before she was grabbed and hung on a hook.
The event will also include a number of custom games, including board games, horror games, themed video games and more. Naturally, a BBQ dinner with head-cheese in tow will also be made available. Horror flick fans have been invited to fill up their chainsaws and get ready for the experience of a lifetime at the end of the month.
On Set Cinema’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre screening might be on the pricey side, but it is reportedly well worth it. Guests will receive an overnight stay in Leatherface’s iconic house, a complete meal, free drinks and snacks, top quality movie showings, and a goodie bag to take home after the fact. You can’t put a price on true horror gold, and that is exactly what is being offered here.