|Marilyn Burns||Sally Hardesty|
|Gunnar Hansen||Leatherface/Bubba Sawyer, Jr.|
|Paul A. Partain||Franklin Hardesty|
|Edwin Neal||The Hitchhiker|
|Jim Siedow||Old Man|
|John Dugan||Grandfather Sawyer|
|Perry Lorenz||Pickup Driver|
When Sally hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin, set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.