Down 4,069 this week

Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000)

Video  |   |  Documentary  |  2000 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 347 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Add a Plot



0Check in

Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

Related News

New on Video: ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’
| SoundOnSight

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 04 Aug 2013
a list of 58 titles
created 09 May 2014
a list of 33 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 48 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 720 titles
created 9 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (Video 2000)

Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (Video 2000) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow
Anguish (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A controlling mother uses telepathic powers to send her middle-aged son on a killing spree.

Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner, Talia Paul
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A documentary about the classic 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' film, including interviews with Gunnar Hansen (LEATHERFACE), Edwin Neal (THE HITCHHIKER), John Dugan (GRANDPA) and Jim Seidow (OLD MAN).

Director: Brad Shellady
Stars: John Dugan, Jim Siedow, Edwin Neal
Murphy's Law (1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An action-packed thriller starring Charles Bronson as Jack Murphy, a cop who is running to stay alive long enough to even the score with his wife's killer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Charles Bronson, Kathleen Wilhoite, Carrie Snodgress
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five people get lost in a crypt and meet up with a strange crypt keeper who tells them stories of how they died.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Twenty five years on, the original cast and crew look back on the John Landis classic, An American Werewolf In London.

Director: Paul Davis
Stars: Paul Davis, Jenny Agutter, David Schofield
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel
Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A California couple and a survivalist encounter the cannibal family.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff
Maniac (1980)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?

Director: William Lustig
Stars: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Director: Kim Henkel
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Jacks
The Woman I (2011)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.

Director: Lucky McKee
Stars: Pollyanna McIntosh, Brandon Gerald Fuller, Lauren Ashley Carter
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A multi-storied look into the making of and long-lasting success of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.

Director: Michael Felsher
Stars: Daniel Pearl, Tim Harden, Edwin Neal


Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Himself (as Robert Burns)
Allen Danziger ...
Robert Kuhn ...
Ted Nicolaou ...
Wayne Bell ...
William Vail ...
Jim Siedow ...
Dorothy J. Pearl ...
Herself (as Dorothy Pearl)
Paul A. Partain ...
Himself (as Paul Partain)
William Lustig ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


For the first time the full story behind the film which terrified the world...




See all certifications »




Release Date:

2000 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This documentary is featured in the 2-Disc Ultimate Edition DVD set for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), released in 2006. See more »


References Mosquito (1995) See more »


Fool for a Blonde
Performed by Roger Bartlett & Friends
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Truth Behind Texas
20 March 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000)

**** (out of 4)

This documentary from David Gregory is about as good as you could possibly hope for. In 75-minutes just about every detail on the making of the 1974 classic are covered through interviews with Tobe Hopper, Kim Henkel, Robert Kuhn, Marilyn Burns, Jim Siedow, Paul Partain and Gunnar Hansen among others. We start off with Hopper discussing how he came up with the idea and we also get to hear about the various bad decisions that were made to get the movie in the can and many of these decisions would eventually lead the director, writer and cast to see none of the money the film would eventually make. It's clear that this wasn't a good film to be working on because of the tight schedule, incredibly hot Texas temperatures and the fact that many scenes inside the house had real animal carcases being used and this here didn't smell too well after being in the sun all day. We learn about the troubles Siedow had beating Burns with a real broom and how the infamous dinner scene took over twenty-four hours of straight shooting. It's clear from everyone involved that this was an incredibly difficult time to be shooting and things didn't get any better after the movie was released because many people were robbed by the Mafia who turned out to be the ones releasing it to theaters? The film covers some of the controversy that hit the film overseas including Britain where it was banned. The first hour takes a look at the original film while the other fifteen-minutes looks at the three sequels. It could be said that the sequels themselves deserve their own documentaries considering all the trouble that stalked them but Hopper does go over the butcher job Cannon done on part two and there's discussion of New Line wrecking the third film only to then have Columbia stop the fourth one from being released. It's rather amazing to hear how much trouble these four films had. THE SHOCKING TRUTH does contain quite a bit of shock but fans of the series will certainly want to check this out as it contains a lot of great material and thankfully the majority of the cast members are on hand to share their stories.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I thought TCM never really happened?!?! HelzAnjel
why wasn't Edwin Neal interviewed in this doc? mrswarbouys

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: