Film Screening

Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Part of Cindy Sherman Selects

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Date + Time

Thursday, August 16, 2012
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Tobe Hooper, 1974, 83 min., 35mm

The horror film classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre follows a group of young travelers whose car runs out of gas — to their misfortune — while on their way to visit a long-abandoned family home. Known for originating many of the staples of the slasher genre — such as a faceless killer and power tools as weapons — it also functioned as a critique of the meat industry.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium).

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Image: Tobe Hooper, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (still), 1974; courtesy Bryanston Distributing Company/Photofest; © Bryanston Distributing Company.