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Meet Leatherface actor at ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ screenings at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 26

Meet Leatherface actor at ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ screenings at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 26
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While the NEPA Horror Film Festival is over, the Circle Drive-In Theatre isn’t finished showing seasonal movies or bringing horror stars to Dickson City.

Two screenings of “Texas Chainsaw 3D” will be held this Saturday, Oct. 26, one at 7 p.m. and one at 10 p.m. In between, actor Dan Yeager, who played the cannibalistic killer Leatherface in this 2013 sequel to the classic 1974 film “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” will be meeting fans and signing autographs starting at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for the movie and $10 for an autograph and signed picture, plus a selfie. This also gets each patron a raffle ticket to win a signed chainsaw. For more details, see the Facebook event page.

The Circle of Screams haunted attraction is also running that weekend at the Circle Drive-In (1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City), so horror fans can head from one event to the other that night.

“Texas Chainsaw” is the seventh installment in “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” franchise and was first presented in 3D. The film serves as a direct sequel to the original movie, ignoring the events of the subsequent installments. The film stars Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Trey Songz, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Thom Barry, Paul Rae, and Bill Moseley with Gunnar Hansen and Marilyn Burns, who appeared in the first film in 1974.

The story centers on Heather, who discovers that she was adopted after learning of an inheritance from a long-lost grandmother. She subsequently takes a road trip with her friends to collect the inheritance, unaware that it includes her cousin, Leatherface.

Directed by John Luessenhop, “Texas Chainsaw 3D” was released on Jan. 4, 2013 and became the last film both Burns and Hansen starred in before they died in 2014 and 2015, respectively. It was followed up in 2017 by a prequel simply titled “Leatherface.”

Yeager grew up in Ohio, where he fostered a love of horror movies. While helping a friend develop a reality television show pilot, he met Carl Mazzacone, producer of “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” which led to him securing the role of Leatherface. He studied screenwriting at the American Film Institute and has four completed feature scripts in development. In 2015, Yeager co-founded a film production company called Bad Anger Pictures. He currently lives in New York and regularly attends horror conventions.

See photos of Yeager signing autographs at the 2014 Infect Scranton convention here.