A new generation of moviegoers get to be scared by “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” on the big screen forty years after its original release, and the trailer for the restored horror movie hit the web this week.
In celebration of the 1974 horror classic’s 40th birthday, MPI/Dark Sky Films are releasing a restored version to theaters. Tobe Hooper, the director of the original, even helped with the restoration, which debuted at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March.
“I haven’t seen ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ on the bigscreen for many, many years,” Hooper told Variety in March. “This 40th anniversary restoration is absolutely the best the film has ever looked. The color and clarity is spectacular, displaying visual details in the film that were never before perceptible.”
Hooper and co-writer Kim Henkel, along with the crop of Austin film students and recent graduates Hooper shot with, scared up $30 million in its original release, and Gunnar Hansen’s Leatherface would go down as one of the most iconic killers in horror history. The restoration includes a new 4k transfer for the original 16 mm prints.
The dates on which the film will debut across the U.S., courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, is after the (NSFW) trailer.
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New York, Film Society of Lincoln Center
New York, IFC Center
Boston, Coolidge Corner
Richardson, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Portland, Hollywood Theatre
Houston, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Kalamazoo, MI, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Winchester, VA, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Washington, DC, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Austin, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Slaughter Lane)
Littleton, CO, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Winston-Salem, NC, a/perture
Eugene, OR, Bijou Metro
Tulsa, OK, Circle Cinema
Yonkers, NY, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Kansas City, MO, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Lubbock, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
New Braunfels, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
San Antonio, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Westlakes)
Nashville, TN, Belcourt
Seattle, WA, SIFF Cinema