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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (1988)

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A documentary about the classic 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' film, including interviews with Gunnar Hansen (LEATHERFACE), Edwin Neal (THE HITCHHIKER), John Dugan (GRANDPA) and Jim Seidow (OLD MAN).

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A documentary about the classic 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' film, including interviews with Gunnar Hansen (LEATHERFACE), Edwin Neal (THE HITCHHIKER), John Dugan (GRANDPA) and Jim Seidow (OLD MAN).

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17 April 2004 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait is a documentary interviewing the `Family' of actors who played the cannibal clan in the classic 1974 film.

Plainly presented by director Brad Shellady featuring interviews of Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal, John Dugan and the late Jim Siedow we see them tell many fun and interesting tales of their experiences during the filming of and after the release of the influential film. Shot on video the documentary really lacks many things. They should have included more behind-the-scenes details from all the actors and crew but then I guess it wouldn't be a `family portrait'.

Suspiria10 give it a C+.


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