An infamous Bastrop business is giving the world a giant dose of gallows humor by converting the Last Chance Gas Station, the infamous setting for much of 1974’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre, into a new kind of slaughterhouse-a barbecue restaurant. The restoration of the gas station and transformation into We Slaughter Barbecue will see the original appearance of the locale kept in tact.
In what sounds like an Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow dream, the restaurant will also have a music venue, movie-themed gift shop, and motel with cabins in the back for fans who want a full horror experience.
It gets even better, horror fans — Ari Lehman, who played Jason Voorhees in the original Friday the 13th movie, is an investor in the project. Now if we could just get Robert Englund from Nightmare on Elm Street involved, we could have a full horror trifecta.
Visitors will be able to check out the new We Slaughter Barbecue digs in July when Ed Neal, who played Nubbins in the movie, will make a guest appearance. For those who can’t wait, you can keep up with construction updates on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gas Station’s Facebook page. The page is pretty entertaining itself, with plenty of photos from the movie set, excited updates about things like their new phone number (it’s 512-321-SAWS), and photos of items like a Coke machine that mimics the year and model of the original movie prop.