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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (1988)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 1988
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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10 February 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (1988)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

John Dugan (Grandpa), Jim Siedow (The Cook), Edwin Neal (The Hitchhiker) and Gunner Hansen (Leatherface) are interviewed for this rather interesting documentary that takes a look at the making of THE Texas CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and gives us the stories from the actual cannibal family seen in the movie.

This documentary was quite popular when it was first released and it's even better today since two of the members have sadly passed away. Getting to hear these stories is certainly something special and I especially like the fact that all of the attention is given to the family. Each man talks about how they ended up getting their roles and then we get into the production of the film. A lot of discussion goes towards how brutal the shooting was and this includes the horrid smells during the dinner scene as well as the abuse that they had to put on the actress.

At just a hour there are plenty of great stories told here so fans of the film will certainly enjoy this.


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