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For those of you who remember the first time you saw “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," you undoubtedly recall the defining scene in the film. The scene that literally scared you, and millions across the world out of their seats, and has remained burned into the psyche of all who’ve watched the film; poor, sweet “Pam," played by Teri McMinn, placed screaming and writhing on the meat hook by “Leatherface”. Her role as “Pam” garnered Teri a place in cinematic history. That single, powerful performance made her a film icon. She is known and beloved around the world, even after years of living in obscurity.
In July 1973, while rehearsing "Catch Me If You Can" at Mary Moody Northern Theater at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. The play starred actor, Frank Sutton, best known for his role of Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter on the CBS television series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Serendipitously, Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel were also in Austin, casting their independent horror film. Kim saw Teri’s publicity picture in the Austin American Statesman and called her to come for an audition. The working title of their film was, at that time called, "HEADCHEESE." Later the title of the film became, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." And that, folks, is how history is made!
The Movie Geeks speak with actor/author Gunnar Hansen, who originated the iconic role of Leatherface in the classic 1974 horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Mr. Hansen's new book, Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World's Most Notorious Horror Movie, is now available for purchase.Plus, actor/writer/director Larry Fessenden (You're Next, Beneath) discusses his latest project - the radio drama Tales From Beyond the Pale Season 2.Plus, discussions on the latest movie news, and reviews of new film including Gravity, Captain Phillips and Computer Chess.
Doug Gilbert (born January 5, 1969) is a professional wrestler from Memphis, Tennessee who wrestles on the independent circuit. He is the brother of the late "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert and the son of wrestler/referee/promoter Tommy Gilbert Gilbert was given the Nightmare Freddie gimmick by his father, Tommy Gilbert, who had returned to wrestling after being a referee for a time but opted to stay under a mask during the tenure. Nightmare Freddy (or just Freddy, as he was usually called) was a fairly successful character in the Memphis area and was actually a babyface for most of his run. He feuded with the Master of Pain. Freddy was, of course, based on Freddy Krueger, the main character in the A Nightmare on Elm Street films. He even came out wearing the bladed glove. Under Doug's tenure under the rubber mask, Freddy teamed with a Jason (from Friday the 13th) inspired wrestler as well as a Frankenstein, a Wolfman, and Leatherface. Freddy also toured in Japan where he gained even more popularity and helped start a "movie monster/wrestler" boom, most notably in the W*ing federation, where Doug joined his brother Eddie in an infamous match. Feeling betrayed by the company, Doug, wrestling as Nightmare Freddy, and Eddie, as The Boogeyman (a gimmick inspired by the main character from the Halloween series of horror movies), broke character after a tag match, removed their masks and shot on the company. Doug continues to wrestle as Freddy in Japan and is still very popular, fighting other “monster” wrestlers like Leatherface and The Cryptkeeper. Gilbert made one appearance in the World Wrestling Federation, competing under his own name as an entrant in the 1996 Royal Rumble match. He entered at #14, and lasted 3 minutes before being eliminated by Vader.
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Billy Butler has been envolved in the Horror scene for many years whether it be as a writer, director or actor.
He has directed Demonic Toys 2, Gingerdead Man 2 & 3 for Charles Band's Full Moon Features.
He has also starred in Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, Night of the Living Dead (remake) and Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood.
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what is the true story behind texas chainsaw. how did the story come about. and what the true story behind. cause there so many myths behind it. like real life killer ed gein is base on leatherface. but they just added the family members into the story for the extra part. now ed gein was truely a mother boys he did listen to what his mother said. and his mom was a major bible reader to ed and told him that women are evil. but here the thing ed only kill two people that it. he just took human flesh off dead people and made a mask out of it or made couches or lamps out of the body parts. ed gein hometown was madison wisconsin not texas. but when he was arrested by the cops and hollywood heard about the story on this guy they made movies base on him. like alferd hitchcock made physco or in 74 tobe hopper made the texas chainsaw movie and leatherface was base on ed gein. other family members where just extras for the show. to teach leatherface the saw is the family women are evil. like ed gein mother did. but then rob zombie flick devil rejects and house of a 1000 corpses is base on ed gein. now ed gein did die in 1985 and his house was burn down. cause after what the town heard what he did they went out and burn the devil house down they said. but there been so many movies base on ed gein life or like i said spin offs like texas chainsaw and phscyo with the hotel owner watching poor old mother. who kept his mother dead body in the basement and had 2 minds in one his mother and norman. so what is the true myth with texas chainsaw and the movie psycho to ed gein life. call in give me your thoughts or just listen but if u seen the new chainsaw movie call in to give us your thoughts on it to.
On the dynamic double-gatefolded, holofoil-covered first episode of Cinema Royale, we sit down with Marlon Wayans to talk about his upcoming horror spoof, 'A Haunted House'. We'll also be joined by a pair of fellow Punch Drunkers as Roxana Hadadi calls in to talk about 'Not Fade Away', the rock 'n roll drama from David Chase. Then we'll be joined by John Nolan to talk the return of Leatherface in 'Texas Chainsaw 3D'.
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there going come out with a new texas chainsaw movie and it going be in 3d. now this story leaving off where the first three movies left off where leatherface is being hunted down and thought kill. but he was hiding cause the woman grandmother lock leatherface and his family in the basement of the house. and it turns out that grandmother is part of the family. but now grandma dies and this woman in her 20's get her house so her friends and her go to the house and check out the house and later on she finds out what in the basement. also finds out she was giving out after she was born. and she doesn't know that her cousin is leatherface. how would u like to find out that your cousin is killer with a chainsaw. to me the story is done it over with after the 4th one they did while back which suck. then they did remakes i think the story is done.
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