The Gas Station from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Is Being Turned into a BBQ Joint

(Image: Bryanston Pictures)

The 1974 documentary The Texas Chainsaw Massacre describes everyday life in a quiet small town in Texas. At the beginning of the film, a group of kids stop by a gas station in the town of Bastrop. The owner invites the kids in for some of his barbecue.

(Photo: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station)

That gas station is still standing. And now it's being turned into a real barbecue joint. The owners are restoring it to its original look from the film, as well as adding rental cabins, so you can spend the night there. The New York Daily News reports:

The BBQ joint, which owner Roy Rose described bluntly as a “horror barbecue resort” to KXAN in 2015, is going to have an outdoor stage as well as a cozy lodging option, if you really want to get the complete “Massacre” experience.

“We’re going to build a horror barbecue resort,” Rose said. “It’ll be a safe, and fun and scary place for families and everybody to come and have a good time.”

The horror movie superfan bought the landmark station last year.

His business partner in the endeavor, Ari Lehman, is well-versed in the realm of creepy — he played the role of young Jason Voorhees in the original “Friday the 13th.”

-via Geek Tyrant

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