The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most iconic horror films of all time. That Tobe Hopper The director-slasher that introduced Leatherface to the world is nearly 50 years old, and over the last few years the hillbilly grindhouse horror show has received a lot of love and new merchandise to celebrate the film’s disturbing legacy. Now Trick or Treat Studios is adding a spooky new board game Texas chainsaw‘s ever-growing product list
The game, aptly titled Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Game, was designed by Scott Rogers with illustration work by Terry Wolfinger. The game takes you through the events of the 1974 film as you and three friends recreate the scenes. This starts with your van running out of gas, which puts you in survival mode as Leatherface and his family aren’t too far behind. Players work together to fend off this iconic family, with the game requiring you to draw tokens from a “cruel bag” to perform actions. However, if you take on too many tokens, Leatherface will get angry, and horror fans will know what happens when you drive this skin-mask-wearing maniac crazy. A chase and death by chainsaw will surely follow. The game itself lasts about an hour and you must be at least 14 years old to play it.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Considered by many horror fans to be the scariest film of all time. There’s a good reason for that. Hooper has created a film that is paired with Daniel Pearl‘s sickening cinematography, draws blood if you dare touch it. The film endlessly terrifies with its brilliantly grotesque imagery, sound design and uncanny documentary quality. From the second you hear it John Larroquette‘s haunting narrative of events to come will make you sweat anxiously. This intense feeling only grows with time, making Leatherface’s introduction one for the horror age. While the franchise has seen many iterations since 1974, nothing resonates with you like the emotionally brutal original.
Texas chainsaw as a brand is probably more popular than ever. The series received a new Netflix entry earlier this year, and in 2023 alone the original film comes to 4K for the first time and gets a video game in addition to this board game. You can pre-order”Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Game” on Trick or Treat’s website for $59.95. Release is scheduled for March 31, 2023. The box art of the game and the trailer of the 1974 original can be viewed below. You can now stream the film on Amazon Prime.