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Chainsaw Sally (2004)

A young woman, traumatized after witnessing the murder of her parents as a young girl, grows up to be a serial killer whom gets her inspiration for killing from horror films.

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Steve Kellerman
Alec Joseph ...
Ruby Diamon
David R. Calhoun ...
Harvey Benton
Kristen Hudson ...
Cynthia Prescott
Aaron Martinek ...
Officer Zeke Patrillo / Intruder #1
Brad Smoley ...
Officer Earl Nylund
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Ice Cream Girl
Lesley Vernot ...
Tina Gray
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Daddy
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Mr. Gordon
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Miss Busybee
Shawn Jones ...
Stan
Melissa Griffith ...
Vickie
Andy Wentsel ...
Brad
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Sally is a young woman living in a small Maryland town who lives two lives: a calmly librarian by day, and a brutal serial killer by night where she randomly targets any man or woman whom even slightly upsets her. Sally lives with her reclusive, transvestite younger brother Rudy whom assists in her with the killings. Both Sally and Ruby were traumatized as youngsters when both of them witnessed three lunatics murder their mother and father before they, with 'Daddy's' help, killed the three murderous psychos. In the meantime, a young businessman, named Steve Kellerman, arrives in town to buy a piece of land which a ruthless land developer, named Harvey Benton, wants to develop condos on which is the land of Sally and Ruby's former house, vacant since the night of their parents murder. Not wanting to have change in their lives, Sally plots to eliminate the interlopers to ensure she continue her killing spree lifestyle. Written by Matt Patay

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Killing is in Her Blood!


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Rated R for horror violence and gore, language, some sexuality and nudity

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$40,000 (estimated)
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April Monique Burril was pregnant during filming. See more »

Quotes

Sally: Hello, Mr. Gordon.
Mr. Gordon: Hello, Sally.
Sally: How's business?
Mr. Gordon: Well, can't complain. And even if I could...
Sally: Who would listen?
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Crazy Credits

The doubles used in the film are listed as Dr. Tom, so named after Dr. Tom who took over the role of "the old man" in Plan 9 From Outer Space after Bela Lugosi had passed away. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Chainsaw Sally Show Season 2 (2012) See more »

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Jewel
Written and Performed by Brian Huddle
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Psychomania: The History of Chainsaw Sally
4 January 2011 | by (Tallahassee, Florida) – See all my reviews

Now, here's one that I went waaaaay to long without seeing. And might I add, an experience more than worth-the-wait. Chainsaw Sally, to me, comes off, simply as a love letter to real Horror flicks, as well as real Horror fans. A perfect example of why low-budget Horror is far superior to the big-budget mainstream bores that will forever clog the studio-owned theaters and TV stations. Played by the gorgeous April Monique Burrill, Sally, a soft-spoken librarian, first appears to be a reasonable enough person. Although, it's probably a good idea to keep a low profile, considering Sally goes out at night and slaughters semi-innocent people. Kind of a rip-off-ish story of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. When Sally was a child, she witnessed the murder of her father, played by Gunnar Hansen. So, now, Sally is Convinced that it's her job to defend her home, and her brother, and to to slaughter anyone who she considers "bad". So, basically, Sally is crazy, and she's right in the middle of a killing spree. Aside from that, Sally is reasonable enough. And if a totally entertaining storyline, hilarious script, and hot lead actress isn't enough reason to check this one out, just keep in mind, that our pal, that's right, good ol' H.G. Lewis got himself a role in this 21st century cult classic. For truly one of the sweetest double features I could possibly think of, pair this one with up with Sick Girl. And if you end up liking this movie I speak so highly of, you'll be pleased to know that Chainsaw Sally: The Series (season one) will be released on DVD, this month, from the good people at Troma. I guess we missed the original airing on NBC. Oh well, It's gonna be rad. I guess it's supposed to serve as a sequel, in TV show format.As for the original, we're talking'pure entertainment, lots of laughs, two very appropriate cameos, and not a dull moment, with the beauty of April Monique Burril being the highlight. In my opinion, the only thing stopping Chainsaw Sally from achieving B-perfection is an obvious and unfortunate lack of extreme gore. But by all means, don't let that stop you from enjoying this quality independent Horror flick. Gore or no gore, Chainsaw Sally is a rare bright spot in modern Exploitation. Passionately recommended to Horror enthusiasts... I mean real Horror enthusiasts. If you like The Sixth Sense, and you've never heard of Two Thousand Maniacs, You just won't get it, and it is my privilege to inform you that reading this review has been a complete and utter waste of time. 8/10


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