When I went to Texas in 2019, in addition to the Texas Chainsaw locations, one movie I wanted to find the locations for was All The Boys Love Mandy Lane. Somewhat notorious in the horror fandom, mainly for its extremely delayed release more so than the content, I’d always heard that it was filmed very close to the locations from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Despite that, there was no information online about about specific locations or addresses.

The IMDb trivia page mentions that the house used to belong to Hilary Duff’s family, so naturally I tried finding it that way via Google, but didn’t have any luck. The next piece of trivia says that according to local legend, John Wilkes Booth escaped and hid out on the property after assassinating Abraham Lincoln, so I tried searching for that plus the name of the town. Bingo! The plantation house was built in 1857, and is known as Ancient Oaks/The Wiley Hill Homestead.

I was also able to find the gas station thanks to the name being visible in the movie. It has been closed for years, but showed up on Google results as a landmark included in directions to an old cemetery.

Movie Location: Red’s Ranch
Filming Location: Ancient Oaks/Wiley Hill Homestead
329 Hills Prairie Rd., Bastrop, TX 78602 (Private Property)
Date of Photos: July 2019
There are no wide shots of the property in the movie so I couldn’t match it up exactly, but the black & white picture is one I found on Google and has been included for reference. This house is just around the corner from the gas station featured in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).

Movie Location: Gas Station
Filming Location: CS&T Store
1596 FM 969, Elgin, TX 78621 (Closed)
Date of Photos: July 2019

Movie Location: Driving Scene
Filming Location: The Gas Station
1073 TX-304, Bastrop, TX 78602
Date of Photos: July 2019
In one shot, the kids drive by the gas station from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). For some reason, the filmmakers reversed the shot horizontally so I did the same to match. At the time of filming, it was known as Bilbo’s Texas Landmark. It now operates as TCM-themed tourist attraction simply called The Gas Station.

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