, which was a predictably low-budget production. Gunnar Hansen, who played Leatherface, had to wear the same outfit, without a single cleaning, over the five weeks the movie was filmed so that the bloodstains on his butchering apron would remain consistent. The film was shot in 100-plus degree summer in Texas. Therefore, the props in the slaughterhouse set (some of them real animal carcasses) would bake and stink up the house. The cast and crew would vomit between takes. Edwin Neal, the hitchhiker, later said of shooting the infamous "dinner sequence": "Filming that scene was the worst time of my life . . . and I had been in Vietnam, with people trying to kill me."