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Chain Saw Confidential - Paperback

Chain Saw Confidential - Paperback

How We Made the World's Most Notorious Horror Movie

By Gunnar Hansen


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The original 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre seized the imaginations of audiences and critics alike. A controversial cult sensation recognized by Total Film as the greatest horror movie ever made, it's been shown at Cannes, briefly banned in England, and included in the permanent collection of New York's MoMA. This fascinating literary memoir of the making of the film comes from the utterly unique perspective of Gunnar Hansen, the actor who played the chain saw-wielding Leatherface. A critically acclaimed poet and author, Hansen tells the real story of the film, debunking myths, giving behind-the-scenes details, and offering insights on the film's reception and our enduring fascination with the horror genre today.

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Size: 5 7/8 x 9 in;
Pages: 240 pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: September 2014
ISBN: 9781452140049
Gunnar Hansen is the author of several books of history, travel, and poetry. He lives on the coast of Maine.

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