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14 Texas horror films that don't embrace Leatherface – mySA


I would be remiss to not point out “The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath” no less than as soon as when discussing horror films set within the Lone Star State, however you do not want me to make that advice. The movie units the scene properly for this record although, so do not hesitate to revisit Leatherface’s character both via the unique trilogy, comply with up movies and/or the 2022 remake. The Hill Nation can also be now home to the original home where the 1974 classic was filmed

Listed here are 14 horror films so as to add to your Halloween watch record as we delve deeper into October:

CIRCA 1996: Actress Juliette Lewis in a scene from the Dimension Film movie "From Dusk Till Dawn", circa 1996. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1996: Actress Juliette Lewis in a scene from the Dimension Movie film “From Nightfall Until Daybreak”, circa 1996. (Picture by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Photos)

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From Nightfall until Daybreak 

Quentin Tarantino and San Antonio native filmmaker Robert Rodriguez got here collectively for From Nightfall until Daybreak, a 1996 bloody thriller set on the Mexico-Texas border. The transfer stars George Clooney, Salma Hayek, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, and extra to inform the story of two felony brothers that take a household hostage with a view to get throughout the border into Mexico to freedom. Throw in some vampires for enjoyable. Be at liberty to get pleasure from all the trilogy and throw on the 30-episode sequence tailored for tv beginning in 2014. 

Planet Terror

Rodriguez and Tarantino have been fairly the duo, dropping Planet Terror and Demise Proof as a double function named Grindhouse in 2007. Planet Terror is about in a rural Texas city and follows the organic horror chaos creating zombies and the next struggle to cease the unfold (or no less than escape it). The movie stars scream queen Rose McGowan, Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin, Fergie, and extra. 

Zoe Bell and Tracie Thoms of Grindhouse segment "Death Proof" during the NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Series Kobalt Tools 500 Girls from GRINDHOUSE Charity Event Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/WireImage for Allied Advertising-Atlanta)

Zoe Bell and Tracie Thoms of Grindhouse phase “Demise Proof” through the NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Sequence Kobalt Instruments 500 Ladies from GRINDHOUSE Charity Occasion Saturday, March 17, 2007, on the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. (Picture by Kevin C. Cox/WireImage for Allied Promoting-Atlanta)

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Demise Proof

The second movie within the Grindhouse double function, Demise Proof follows a mysterious man in a “demise proof” automobile. His first encounters happen in Austin. The movie stars Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowan, and extra. 

Actor Sid Haig attends the premiere of "House of 1000 Corpses" at the Arclight Theater April 9, 2003 in Hollywood, California. The film opens in theaters nationwide April 11. 

Actor Sid Haig attends the premiere of “Home of 1000 Corpses” on the Arclight Theater April 9, 2003 in Hollywood, California. The movie opens in theaters nationwide April 11. 

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Home of 1000 Corpses and The Satan’s Rejects 

Rob Zombie made his directorial debut with Home of 1,000 Corpses, thus starting an extended skid of casting his spouse, Sheri Moon Zombie, in his movies. Home of 1,000 Corpses is about in late 1970’s Texas and follows the horrors skilled by a bunch of college college students on a street journey visiting bizarre roadside points of interest. The scholars, predictably, discover themselves in want of assist of some locals that transform a household of serial killers often known as the Firefly clan. The movie’s sequel, The Satan’s Rejects, takes the horror alongside Texas highways because the household is on the run. 

Race with the Satan 

Two San Antonio {couples} that personal a motorbike dealership embark on a street journey to Colorado, however they do not get far. The {couples} take a break in Central Texas to camp and unwittingly witness a Satanic ritual throughout the river. They flee and attempt to alert authorities, but it surely turns right into a terrifying journey via Lone Star State as a clearer image of what they witnessed comes into view. 

'The Town That Dreaded Sundown', poster, US poster art, Ben Johnson, (bottom left), 1977. 

‘The City That Dreaded Sunset’, poster, US poster artwork, Ben Johnson, (backside left), 1977. 

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The City That Dreaded Sunset 

Take a crack on the 1976 authentic or the 2014 remake of the movie that shines a (loosely based mostly) highlight on the 1946 Texarkana Moonlight Murders. The story follows the Texas city stricken by “Phantom assaults” lower than a yr following World Battle II. 

The Unhealthy Batch 

Cannibals and Texas simply go collectively in horror movies, it appears. This time we have got stars Keanu Reeves and Jason Momoa and, whereas the 2016 movie is technically set in Texas, it’s set in a time when Texas has been changed by a dystopian wasteland that not flies beneath the celebrities and stripes. 

The Swarm

On this 1978 catastrophe horror movie, Houston is threatened by an unlimited swarm of killer bees. The movie showcases some Houston landmarks, but it surely was principally produced in California. 

The Darkish and the Depraved 

Director Bryan Bertino used his family’s farm in Texas to shoot The Darkish and the Depraved, which follows a brother and sister’s return house to see their dying father. The siblings uncover extra than simply their grief. 


Creature function followers, unite! The 1999 movie Bats, set within the fictional small Texas city of Gallup, is stricken by some mutated bats which have escaped a analysis facility and are terrorizing the locals. Whereas the locals appear to lack any kind of Southern Drawl, the film (filmed in Utah) contains compulsory 10-gallon hats and a saloon to drown your sorrows at. 


Whereas the film’s setting is just not explicitly Texas, all the movie was shot in Austin. This specific horror-comedy appears to be polarizing due to the premise: a teenage lady discovers she has a horrifying situation referred to as “vagina dentata,” which means her genitals are stuffed with tooth. Tooth that wish to chunk. The movie follows {the teenager}, who begins out main a teen abstinence group, her journey into intimacy, difficult relationship along with her physique and the capabilities of her affliction. Tooth was so controversial due to the grownup nature of the plot that when it premiered in 2007 that Texas Movie Fee Director Bob Hudgins needed to step in to defend the film, noting that “it is in extremely dangerous style, but it surely’s not pornography.”

Manos: The Fingers of Destiny 

Due to Thriller Science Theatre 3000, Manos: The Fingers of Destiny was not misplaced to the sands of time as a low price range and low grade scary film from 1966. The movie was set and filmed close to El Paso and has snagged a cult status as one of the worst films ever made. The film incorporates a household touring via the barren Texas desert that comes throughout a weird polygamous cult comply with a half-man, half-goat named Torgo. Get pleasure from.


The most recent launch on this record. X follows a solid and crew taking pictures a pornographic movie on the farm of an aged Texas couple. However the group quickly finds themselves threatened by an unlikely killer. The movie is filled with homages to The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath however was present in New Zealand.

A Horror cosplayer dressed as Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre attends Midsummer Scream: Halloween And Horror Convention held at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center on July 29, 2022 in Long Beach, California. 

A Horror cosplayer dressed as Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath attends Midsummer Scream: Halloween And Horror Conference held at Lengthy Seashore Conference & Leisure Heart on July 29, 2022 in Lengthy Seashore, California. 

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