- Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Part of Cindy Sherman Selects
Date + TimeThursday, August 16, 2012
LocationPhyllis 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).Buy tickets
Image: Tobe Hooper, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (still), 1974; courtesy Bryanston Distributing Company/Photofest; © Bryanston Distributing Company.