South Texas Blues

The following was taken from the official MySpace page at

SOUTH TEXAS BLUES A filmmaker's horror story COPYRIGHT 2008 FORTUNETELLER FILMS /CHRISTOPHER GARETANO PRODUCTIONS Soon to be a motion picture by Christopher P. Garetano

SOUTH TEXAS BLUES is based on the amazing true story of the making of one of the most infamous films of all time, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In the summer of 1973, a small inexperienced crew of independent filmmakers set out to create a horror film. Little did they know that during that sweltering Texas summer they would also create a horror movie legend.

With South Texas Blues, Christopher P. Garetano, director of the critically acclaimed documentary Horror Business and the macabre short film Cottonmouth, will create a motion picture experience like no other. Intense endless nights of shooting, injuries, unbearable temperatures, madness, accidental formaldehyde injections and marijuana brownies.. }

.. The outrageous true stories that surround the creation of the film will be illustrated in a way that has never been seen before in a motion picture. The story of the production from the first inspiration to the last day of shooting will be faithfully recreated according to the testimonies of the survivors.

South Texas Blues is a dream project for director Garetano who plans to keep the recreations as faithful as possible to the testimonials. Garetano explains:The original dinner scene was such a long 26 hour shooting nightmare that when you watch the scene, you can feel the intensity of the moment. I'm going to show you what happened on that set, the real moments that created the incredible intensity for Tobe Hooper's camera. There was rotting meat on the table, a funeral pyre of burning animals outside that filled the house with putrid smoke and smells. People were exhausted, throwing up, there was screaming and absolute madness amongst the cast and crew. This will all be meticulously re-expressed in my film.

The South Texas Blues graphic novel is already in full production and will be released in October of 2009. It's written by Garetano and beautifully illustrated by artist Trevor Cook. The graphic novel is a faithful adaptation of Garetano's screenplay and vision for the coming film.

Filmmaker Dante Tomaselli (Satan's Playground, Horror) is also on board as an associate producer. Edwin Neal (who played the maniacal hitchhiker in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre) will come on board as a consultant, as well as many others of the surviving cast and crew.

For more information about SOUTH TEXAS BLUES please contact:

Christopher P. Garetano/Fortuneteller films



2010 Tim Harden