Forty years after it scared the pants off America — and territories beyond — Tobe Hooper’s ultimate scare machine The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is returning to the big screen this summer in freshly restored form. Hooper himself worked on the restoration and recently told Entertainment Weekly “the film works as well, if not better, than it originally did.”

Will the filmmaker’s classic tale of cannibalistically-inclined lunatics and the college-age kids they try to turn into barbecue wow a new generation of cinemagoers? That remains to be seen. But we can say that, four decades after Hooper and co-writer Kim Henkel first introduced us to Gunnar Hansen’s Leatherface and the rest of the film’s demented crew, the brutal trailer for the restored Texas Chain Saw Massacre is not one for the faint of heart nor weak of stomach.

You will find both that trailer and the list of dates that the souped-up TCSM will debut around the country below:


June 21

New York, Film Society of Lincoln Center

June 27

New York, IFC Center

June 27

Boston, Coolidge Corner

July 4

Richardson, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

July 11

Portland, Hollywood Theatre

Houston, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Kalamazoo, MI, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Winchester, VA, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Washington, DC, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

July 18

Austin, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Slaughter Lane)

Littleton, CO, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Winston-Salem, NC, a/perture

Eugene, OR, Bijou Metro

Tulsa, OK, Circle Cinema

July 19

Yonkers, NY, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

July 25

Kansas City, MO, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

July 25

Lubbock, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

New Braunfels, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

San Antonio, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Westlakes)

Nashville, TN, Belcourt

August 1

Seattle, WA, SIFF Cinema