Film Review: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of five hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 1970’s rural Texas fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic family making up of a leather-masked chainsaw-wielding maniac, his knife-wielding grave robber brother, and their cannibal chief father and decaying grandfather. REVIEW: Written by: Tobe Hooper Kim Henkel Directed by: Tobe Hooper Starring: Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Allen Danziger, William Vail, John Dugan, Teri Mcminn, Gunnar Hansen and Edwin Neal This … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 71

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Into the Storm (2014) blows into theaters this weekend and the grue-crew is here to review this disaster…uh…disaster film. The movie is full of CGI effects providing a variety of tornado visuals and storm fueled action and destruction – it is all spectacle, baby, yeah. Dave shares the horror news of the week with the sad announcement of the passing of Marilyn Burns, Menahem Golan and Robin Williams as the crew share fond memories of their film careers and influence. Joseph … Continue reading

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The Horror World Mourns Once Again – RIP Marilyn Burns

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Sad news tonight as it has been confirmed that Marilyn Burns known to horror fans around the world as Sally Hardesty – the heroine of Tobe Hooper’s amazing ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ has died. Social media broke the news earlier this evening and national sources have now confirmed that she passed away earlier today at her home. She was 65 years old. Our condolences to Ms. Burns family, friends and fans everywhere.

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Film Review: Butcher Boys (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring Sissy, her brother, Mikey, and friends, Kenny and Barbie, face to face with the macabre world of the Butcher Boys. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s cannibalistic tale A Modest Proposal, the Butcher Boys are international predators who deal in human flesh – dead or alive. Their hunting grounds are the cities of the world.

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Film Review: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Twenty years ago the town of Newt, Texas, exacted vengeance on the Sawyer family for their role in assisting and concealing murders committed by the chainsaw-wielding maniac Jeb Sawyer, aka “Leatherface”. The entire family was presumed killed when Burt Hartman led the townspeople to burn down their farmhouse, but the Sawyer infant survived and was secretly taken away by two of the vigilante townies, Gavin and Arlene, and raised as their daughter, Heather. It’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eaten Alive (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in the backwater swamps of Louisiana kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel. REVIEW: “Eaten Alive” is director Tobe Hooper’s 1977 follow up to “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974). While it is still a horror film that takes place in the deep … Continue reading

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Interview: Marilyn Burns (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

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TRAIL BLAZING WITH A TEXAS LEGEND An Interview with Marilyn Burns DAVE GAMMON: I’d first like to extend a very warm welcome to scream queen and legend Ms. Marilyn Burns to Horrornews.net. For oblivious fans of the terror genre of course you’d played the dashing lead in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sally. No stranger to Tobe Hooper productions compare and contrast in playing the lead role of Sally and the 1977’s Eaten Alive character … Continue reading

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