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Ray Robbin
Ray Robbin
Continuity: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Type: Journalist
Gender: Male
Location: Muerto County, Texas
Status: Alive
1st appearance: Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The (1974)
Actor: John Henry Faulk

Ray Robbin was a minor character featured in the 1974 horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Credited only as the "Storyteller", he was played by actor John Henry Faulk.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Ray Robbin was a radio broadcast announcer from Texas and was the one who broke the news about graveyard vandalism that took place in a cemetery outside of the rural town of Newt in Muerto County. He described the incident in detail, relaying information about a badly decomposed body wired to a monument as a grisly work of art. In addition, Robbin spoke of more than a dozen empty graves and several desecrated bodies where the heads or extremities were missing. County Sheriff, Rhesus Maldonado, present at the scene refused to supply any further details to the media.

Robbin continued to broadcast other news reports, almost all of which involved stories of violence. One story related to a mental hospital in downtown Atlanta, Georgia that had collapsed. Another story spoke about a murder in Gary, Indiana, where the bodies of a young man and four female children were discovered with their features carved away. The man's dimples had been removed. Another story had to do with a violent uprising along the Amazon in South America involving a government coup. A local story detailed the arrest of a young couple in Dallas, who had their month-old daughter chained up in the attic of a dilapidated house. [1]

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ray Robbin is the first speaking character in the film.
  • Ray Robbin was presented as a voice only and did not make an actual appearance in the film.
  • Playing the part of Ray Robbin is John Henry Faulk's fourth film role and his first work in the horror genre.

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