Hitchhiker Ed Neal Presents Auction for Rare Texas Chainsaw Massacre Footage

You can bid to own the original 400’ reel of 16mm outtake film.

By Michelle Kaotic

You may remember Ed Neal as the deranged hitchhiker from Tobe Hooper’s groundbreaking 1973 horror classic, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The film introduced audiences to Leatherface, a chainsaw-wielding killer, played by the late Gunnar Hansen.

Earlier today, Neal shared the news that rare, unseen footage from the film is now listed at auction for the next three days. You can own this rare item by heading over to Heritage Auctions.


Neal’s character, who is said to have inspired Bill Moseley’s Choptop for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, delivered some horrific scenes in the original film. Besides this horror role that still has fans wanting to meet him at conventions, the actor has appeared in such films as JFK and My Boyfriend’s Back, as well as numerous voice roles for anime and video games, such as Gatchaman and DC Universe Online.

If you want to own a piece of horror history, be sure to place your bids now. Heritage Auctions has also released a sneak peek video of what is available on the reel. Check it out below.

About the Author

Michelle Kaotic

Growing up in Northern Ontario, Canada, I still remember that first time watching The Exorcist as a kid. While others looked away, I took in every pea green puke and head-spinning moment that I could. Since then, horror and music have become passionate hobbies in my life. Although new to the convention scene, I’ve been collecting both horror and music items for over two decades. Two moments that make these hobbies worthwhile were coming face to face with Freddy Krueger himself, the legendary Robert Englund, and shaking hands with guitar icon Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. I started Kaotic Notes back in 2015 to house the numerous reviews, interviews, photos, and videos that I had done, and continue to do so to this day. It’s only rock and roll with a touch of blood and gore. What can go wrong?!