MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 38,933 this week

Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000)

Video  -  Documentary  -  2000 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 302 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 405 titles
created 11 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 72 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
 
a list of 50 titles
created 15 May 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 02 Aug 2012
 
a list of 65 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 

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.
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2000 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

References Helter Skelter (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

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.


2 of 4 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:
?