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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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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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Movie Poster (Version 03)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Movie Poster (Version 03)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Movie Poster (Version 02)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Movie Poster (Version 02)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Movie Poster (Version 01)

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Movie Poster (Version 01)

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Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) Movie Poster (Version 02)

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Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) Movie Poster (Version 02)

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Film Review: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them. REVIEW: Throughout the 80′s and well into the 90′s the production team of Menahem Golan & Yoram Globus were quite familiar to genre fans worldwide. Their company, The Cannon Group, was responsible for quite a few horror/sci-fi/fantasy/action films during this period. They even won an Oscar for best foreign film in 1986 for their Dutch production of a … 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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Interview: Teri Mcminn (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

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HOOKED ON AN ICON AN INTERVIEW WITH TERI MCMINN DAVE GAMMON: I just wanted to extend a very warm welcome in a much anticipated interview Ms. Teri McMinn with Horrornews.net. Director Tobe Hooper had first discovered you in Austin, Texas in 1973 after seeing a local news paper article. Reflecting back on that fateful evening then flash forward to a precarious predicament of in the clutches of one Leatherface, did you have any idea at … Continue reading

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Inspired by Actual Events – A Horror Incentive

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Based on actual events.’ ‘Inspired by actual events.’ Both phrases are often used to market movies, especially horror movies. Nothing drives fans in flocks to a movie theater faster than watching “real life” horror flash before their eyes. The mere idea of something frightening actually happening to some poor bloke makes audiences scream with excitement and gets their adrenaline running. But what are these ‘actual events?’ We go into a movie thinking that whatever is … Continue reading

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John Luessenhop in Talks to Reboot ‘THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE’ in 3D

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Tobey Hooper conceived the idea behind one of his most popular and lucrative film franchises while trapped in a sea of humanity inside a department store. While pondering over the quickest means of escape from the crowd, Hooper’s eyes wandered to the chainsaw display. It was then, as Hooper stood envisioning the carnage he could create by carving his way through the crowd, that THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE was born. Years, and numerous remakes with … Continue reading

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