Horror 101 – Episode 48: The Gunnar Hansen/Texas Chainsaw Tribute

Horror 101 – Episode 48: The Gunnar Hansen/Texas Chainsaw Tribute – Nov 23rd, 2015

Who will survive and what will be left of them?

Once again we lose another Horror Icon in 2015. This time its Gunnar Hansen who played the original Leatherface in 1974. As much as we hate to make another obitual show this year, this gives us the opportunity to give the Horror 101 treatment to one of the most terrifying films ever made, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Join us as we show the film to The Cult Sensation Nick MacPherson for the first time and get his fresh take on this timeless classic. We’ll have a special guest The Son of Celluloid, Nathan Hamilton joining the crew to give us his memories of meeting Mr. Hansen. His knowledge of Chainsaw lore is unmatched and we couldn’t think of a better person to come on and share their thoughts for our listeners. Its another 38 minutes of horror podcasting that you are not going to want to miss.


01:00 Prelude to terror…
02:40 Sad but true, Hansen gone at age 68
05:05 Nick has NEVER scene TCM!
06:40 Intro by John Larroquette
09:44 Insanity at the graveyard…
12:45 The Hitchhiker…
14:20 The warning unheeded…
15:25 Leatherface the killer…
19:00 Implied violence worse than gore…
20:55 The Son of Celluloid joins us…
22:40 Franklin’s meals on wheelz…
24:30 The dinner scene from Hell…
29:00 Sally’s escape/Dance of the Saw…
30:10 The Saw is Family (Gunnar Hansen will be missed)
31:15 Here Again….scoring the film and conclusion.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Written by: Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper


Marilyn Burns as Sally
Allen Danziger as Jerry
Paul A. Partain as Franklin
William Vail as Kirk
Teri McMinn as Pam
Edwin Neal as Hitchhiker
Jim Siedow as Old Man
Gunnar Hansen as Leatherface
John Larroquette as Narrator (voice)
Cinematography by Daniel Pearl

All video, pictures and audio used from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is copyright © 1974 by Vortex. Used for educational purposes. No reproductions of any kind.

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