Young adults (Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger) encounter a houseful of demented butchers who chase them with chain saws and other deadly tools.
After watching a truly frightening horror movie, we're often comforted by the knowledge that it was "only a movie," that the twisted, psychotic killer that kept us on the edge of our seats was only a creation of a screenwriter's active imagination. Sometimes, however, truth is stranger — and more terrifying — than fiction. After the demented fantasies of a quiet, unassuming man in rural Wisconsin were brought to light in the 1950s, his heinous crimes traumatized the country and he became the prototype for psycho killers for decades to come, ultimately inspiring three of the greatest horror movies of all time.
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