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Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

R | | Comedy, Horror | March 1988 (USA)
A detective embarks on a mission to track down a woman in L.A.'s seedy nightclubs, only to come face-to-face with a blood-thirsty cult of lethally beautiful prostitutes. Is he the next victim of Hollywood's demented Chainsaw Hookers?

Director:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

Fred Olen Ray (screenplay) (as Dr. S. Carver), T.L. Lankford (screenplay) (as B.J. Nestles) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunnar Hansen ... The Stranger
Linnea Quigley ... Samantha
John Henry Richardson ... Jack Chandler (as Jay Richardson)
Dawn Wildsmith ... Lori
Michelle Bauer ... Mercedes (as Michelle McLellan)
Esther Elise ... Lisa (as Esther Alise)
Tricia Burns Tricia Burns ... Ilsa
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Hermie (as Jerry Fox)
Jimmy Williams ... Bo
Michael Sonye Michael Sonye ... Jake the Bartender (as Dukey Flyswatter)
Dennis T. Mooney Dennis T. Mooney ... Harrison (as Dennis Monney)
Jerry Miller Jerry Miller ... Murphy
Steve Welles ... Lab Tech #1
Charles O'Hair ... Lab Tech #2
Susie Wilson Susie Wilson ... Sally
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Storyline

Entrusted with finding the whereabouts of the teenage runaway, Samantha, the experienced private detective, Jack Chandler, embarks on the seemingly easy mission to track down the girl in Los Angeles' seedy nightclubs. Suspecting that the missing woman has fallen prey to a Hollywood prostitution ring, Jack goes undercover, only to discover that a blood-thirsty cult of lethally beautiful and chainsaw-wielding prostitutes is terrorising the city. Could innocent Samantha be part of Hollywood's demented Chainsaw Hookers? Is Detective Chandler going to be the demonic sect's next victim? Written by Nick Riganas

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They Charge An Arm and a Leg!

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Comedy | Horror

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Trivia

The more exuberant blood splatter effects were done by utilizing a Hudson sprayer. See more »

Quotes

Jack Chandler: I'd stumbled into the middle of an evil, insidious cult of chainsaw worshipping maniacs. I had to wonder if we'd let our religious freedom go too far in this country, or maybe our immigration laws were just too lax.
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Crazy Credits

The CHAINSAWS used in this Motion Picture are REAL and DANGEROUS! They are handled here by seasoned PROFESSIONALS. The makers of this Motion Picture advise strongly against anyone attempting to perform these stunts at home. Especially if you are naked and about to engage in strenuous SEX. My conscience is clear, (signed) Fred Olen Ray. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD was matted to widescreen, meaning you lose 1/3 of the picture that was in the 4:3 version with nothing gained. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992) See more »

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In My Mind
(uncredited)
Written by Chris Bradley
Performed by Rick Preston
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One of the best of its genre, and surprisingly clever
16 June 2002 | by T-Bag82See all my reviews

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is easily one of the best films of the d-grade comedy-horror genre.

It's a send up of film noir thrillers with offbeat comedy in the vein of "The Naked Gun" films and is genuinely hilarious from start to finish. The story revolves around Jack Chandler, a private eye in Hollywood who is hired to find a missing girl. However, his search leads him to a cult of chainsaw weilding prostitutes led by none other than Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

There are plenty of weird and wacky scenes, pieced together by corny film noir narration and music, and the narration and dialogue in the film is extremely witty.

Definitely one of the best films of its type. If you are after a fun little comedy/horror film with the typical fix of nudity, corny one liners and gore which is genuinely funny and clever, this should be on top of your list.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$23,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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