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The 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, Edwin Neal, John Dugan and Jim Seidow.

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Brad Shellady

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Brad Shellady
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John Dugan ... Self
Jim Siedow ... Self
Edwin Neal ... Self
Gunnar Hansen ... Self
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Self (as Forry Ackerman)
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A documentary about the classic 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' film, including interviews with Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal, John Dugan and Jim Seidow.

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Includes footage and never before seen production photos from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). See more »

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References The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) See more »

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre A Family Portrait: Bland documentary
15 November 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Despite not liking much of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise I went into this looking forward to some background on the film, some behind the scenes factoids and a further look into the movie.

After this hour long documentary had finished I wasn't really much wiser.

Essentially the same couple of stories are repeated, the titbits provided are really quite petty and the cast do not come across well.

What I mean by that is they aren't exactly good interviews, most of the cast come across as pretentious and make out that TCM was the greatest movie ever made.

I would say this is for huge fans only, the likelihood of learning anything new however is pretty remote.

The Good:

Gunnar Hansen

The Bad:

Hugely repetitious

Some poor audio recording quality

Shoddily made

Rather dull

Things I Learnt From This Documentary:

For appearance sake it's probably best you don't admit to enjoying hitting a woman on set

Admitting you wrote a topless scene just because you wanted to see an actresses boobs isn't much better


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1988 (USA) See more »

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