Gas station from ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ turned into barbecue restaurant in Bastrop

If the clowns weren’t enough to spook you this Halloween…

The iconic gas station from 1974's "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" is set to open as a motel and barbecue restaurant this summer. MARY HUBER/BASTOP ADVERTISER

The iconic gas station from 1974’s “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” is set to open as a motel and barbecue restaurant this summer. MARY HUBER/BASTOP ADVERTISER

Just some 30 miles outside of Austin, off of State Highway 304, is the original and infamous gas station made eternally-spooky by its appearance in cult horror flick “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Except now it has reopened as the barbecue stop it always claimed to be, which you might have noticed since the San Antonio Express News reported it Thursday. The Bastrop Advertiser reported the plans back in April.

But they don’t just make barbecue at the new Bastrop joint. They make scary barbecue. The Gas Station, as it is called, dove head-first into the “Massacre” fandom, calling itself “Texas’ ultimate horror destination” on its website. Not only can visitors enjoy some questionable barbecue (really what kind of meat is that?), but they can also book a frightening stay on-location in one of the establishment’s cabins and buy all kinds of merchandise inspired by the movie.

READ: Gunnar Hansen, ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ killer Leatherface, dead at 68

The Gas Station celebrated its grand opening last week and is now promoting a Halloween Eve meet-and-greet with Ed Neil and Caroline Williams, who both made appearances in the original film.

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