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Now here is an item that I never expected to come across. Apparently handed out in very limited quantaties to the media during one of the press junkets for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake) back in the days when it was about to hit the cinema, this promotional little goodie bag comes packed with some truly memorable items.
In order to keep everything nice and tidy we have a ziplock bag cleverly labeled as "evidence". This is just an outer bag and isn't sealed in any way apart from the ziplock so it's easy to open and close without making a mark on it (my copy is actually quite worn but that's just the way it goes I guess). Inside the bag we're presented with several little treats that I've never seen anywhere else despite having searched high and low for TCM stuff for a quite a while now.
First up is an evidence tag with notes about the contents as if they were actual items collected from the Hewitt house crime scene which I think is quite a nice touch. There are 3 vintage style photos showing what I'm assuming are some of Leatherface's victims but there's also an old shot of a male with notable facial scarring, which I'm guessing might be our chain-wielding maniac himself at a much younger age.
The second thing I pick up from the bag is something I assumed to be empty but it's actually quite heavy and unopened. It seems to be an old style tin can of salt (in reference to the salt Leatherface uses for some of the victims wounds I guess?). Either way the label looks really authentic and has some slight discoloration from stains and feels incredibly realistic overall. I choose not to open this as I'm pretty sure the content description is probably accurate and I hate to ruin it's mint condition status (even if this might be the subject of debate based on the dents and smudges allover the exterior).
There's a small wrist-band chain that reads "Kemper" which I think is quite chilling and well choosen as Kemper is very notably one of the films main character's and definitely someone you remember after seeing the film (I can't recall if this is featured on screen in the film to any extent but it's still quite an item and very wearable if that's to your liking).
Second to last we have what is probably the most unpleasant item in the bag. This is a round plastic container featuring some strands of hair and a blood sample taken from a make-belive crime scene. There's a ripped piece of evidence tape keeping the lid on but I'm guessing this might once have been untorn when it was handed out in the first place. Finally there's a miniature poster (standard theatrical artwork) with the exact same measurements as the bag. This is obviously quite creased and damaged from all the stuff rattling around inside but I'm still glad it's fitted to the bag so you can keep it viewable even without taking it out.
In conclusion I think this is just an awesome promo kit. It feels incredibly well planned and was probably very well recieved by the people who were lucky enough to get one at the original presentation. So far I've only come across this ONCE (which is obviously when I bought it) so if anyone has additional info about this or feel liking commenting more about it's origin don't be afraid to comment.
These evidence bag kits were handed to media affiliates in very limited quantities during a press junket for the film. So far this is the only info I have about it's origin.