As you plan your summer vacations, what destinations come to mind? Perhaps a hot beach getaway, or a sizzling cultural mecca? Or maybe you’d want to scrap all those plans and head instead for the most nightmarish new lodging option on the planet, slated to open this summer.
We’re talking about a destination being billed as the first “horror barbecue resort" in the world (speaking of hot and sizzling). The old Last Chance gas station in Texas, a location that played a starring role in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, has been closed for years — but will reopen as a resort targeted at fans of the horror flick franchise.
Here’s the news from the property’s own Facebook page: “Texas Chainsaw Massacre fans: We are restoring the original gas station. Also four cabins being built for your stay all night at this wonderful landmark.”
Let that sink in: You could opt to spend your summer vacation in a creepy cabin that conjures memories of cult-favorite movies starring a family of cannibals who murder people and serve them up as chili. Chili con people, you guys.
In addition to the cabins, the property plans to have a store, an entertainment area, and a cafe — ahem. For your Instagramming pleasure, a sign out front is already in place that reads proudly, “We Slaughter Barbecue.”
Evidently, the property’s owner is a fan called Roy Rose, who brought aboard Ari Lehman — he’s the guy who played the first Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th — to partner with him on the project. “We’re going to build a horror barbecue resort,” Rose told local news outlet KXAN last year. “We’re going to put cabins in the back for all the fans that want to come and stay the night.”
And now it’s all really happening. (Gulp.) The venue has plans for a mid-summer opening around July. We know you’re marking your calendar.
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