Wednesday, April 16, 2014

See Saw

Not too long ago our travels led us to Leander, TX which was one of the filming locations for the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, considered to be one of the most influential films in the genre.

The grisly "warning" scene at the beginning of the film was shot at Leander's Bagdad Cemetery.

The cemetery is also used in another scene at the beginning of the film.  The scene doesn't show too many recognizable landmarks but you can see a tombstone marked "Pickle" in the film which is still there.

If that doesn't satisfy your inner Leatherface, you can always head up to the Fort Worth Stockyards.  The World Famous Tattoo Ranch has what they claim is the "Original Saw" from the movie on display:

You can also check out the live snakes that hang out there:

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