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If you love movies, this one’s for you – especially if you love horror movies! The infamous setting for much of 1974’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre is not a barbecue restaurant. That’s right! You can dine at the Last Chance Gas Station in Bastrop, just outside of Austin, Texas.
It sounds like an Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow inspired dream but it’s REAL! Tthe restaurant features 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 who attended the grand opening back in 2016 got a real treat! Ed Neal, who played Nubbins in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, made a guest appearance. From time to time, other events happen at the locale so be sure to keep up with the events page of their website.
Depending on when you drive out to check it out, you can enhance your horror experience by hitting up Scream Hollow, located just down the road.
The Gas Station is located at 1073 TX-304 in Bastrop, Texas.
Photos by Dani Dudek/ SpilltheaTx