Tobe Hooper kicked off the Texas chainsaw massacre with a truckload of dead animals

Robert A. Burns responded to Tobe Hooper’s directive in the strangest – but also fitting – way possible. Later in the movie, the cannibal family tied and tortured Sally on their farm. They even forced her to have dinner with them. The day Hooper filmed this scene, he was in for a nasty surprise. He recounted to The Flashback Files:

“So on the day of the dinner scene, a big truck pulled up to the house. It had one of these hydraulic beds and they dumped all these animal carcasses in the back of the house. At least. was a hundred dogs, cats, everything. They came from the pound city and had just been eaten. It totally freaked everyone out, including me.”

This set is stacked with thousands of pounds of dead animals scattered around; more than what Hooper needed. It’s a mess, and dangerous too. While working on a dead dog, a makeup artist accidentally shot herself in the leg with formaldehyde. With no other way to get rid of them, a crew member poured liters of gasoline over a pile of corpses and set it on fire. That only makes matters worse. “The black oil smoke and animal odors will get into the house the way the wind blows,” says Hooper. This was hell for everyone on set, but it was just one of the reasons the cast and crew of “The Texas Chain Saw” hated Hooper. Tobe Hooper kicked off the Texas chainsaw massacre with a truckload of dead animals

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