A Halloween Sleep Over At The “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Gas Station! Eat Some BBQ! The Iconic Horror Site Can Be Yours Tonight – Here’s How!

Spend Halloween With Leatherface!

OK, you want a REALLY creepy night out? Want a truly unique Halloween adventure?

How about spending the night at the gas station-turned-motel that was used in the classic shocker “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre!”

First, here’s a refresher on this iconic 70’s shocker:

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is one of the most intense horror films of all time, so what better way to celebrate it than to sleep where all the mayhem occurred! That’s right: you and your loved ones can now eat and sleep at the gas station that was featured in the original 1974 “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

Time for a road trip to the middle of nowhere!

Welcome To The Bastrop “We Slaughter” BBQ!

Yep, this is the place, located in a sleepy town just south of Bastrop, Texas. As you can see, Bastrop is not really near anywhere, but perhaps that’s part of the fun!

The gas station/BBQ reopened in 2016 is has been furbished with memorabilia from the movie.

The location also includes four mini cabins behind the gas station where you can spend the night – if you dare!

Now, if you wonder who in their right mind would stop by this creepy place, well here’s your answer:

Yes, the place is packed with visitors, who want a great BBQ AND a cool film location that will make it hard to sleep at night! I’m up for going, who’s with me?

Of course, the interest in this gas station / BBQ / Motel is because “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is one of the most shocking films ever made – and there are some great bits of trivia to share!

According to the great IMDB website, Director Tobe Hooper claims to have gotten the idea for the film while standing in the hardware section of a crowded store. While thinking of a way to get out through the crowd, he spotted the chainsaws!


The film introduced us to “Leatherface”, certainly one of the most disturbing horror characters of all time.

Here’s something funny: Actor Gunnar “Leatherface” Hansen hit his head on doorways and other objects several times during the shoot because the Leatherface mask severely limited his peripheral vision and the three-inch heels he wore made his 6’4″ frame too high to clear all obstacles!

Lots more trivia to share about this Halloween shocker – just click on my story here:


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Let me up if you are up for a road trip to hang out with this guy!

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12 replies

  1. This looks might scary, John. I would visit the film set too.

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  2. This looks like a really cool idea. Dont know if I would like to go myself, but it’s something special for sure!


  3. Reblogged this on johnrieber and commented:

    Here’s a Halloween night you’ll never forget…


  4. I’d actually really like to go!!

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  5. I would certainly join you, John. Because it was just a film set, I wouldn’t be that creeped out by staying there. Maybe if it was a real murder scene, I might think differently. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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