Bill Moseley played as Himself
Release: Sep 21, 2000
The video starts with several trailers of horror films by Exploited Video. After the trailers end, Exploited starts the documentary off in a true Texas Chainsaw Massacre manner with their own version of an opening dialogue imitating John Laroquette. This definitely brought a smile to my face and set the pace for the rest of the video, clearly separating any fear that you had-have when viewing TCM and bringing in a light-hearted look into the 26+ year old film. Again, in true TCM fashion, we see a shot of a dead armadillo found on a Texas road. David Gregory related the story to me that they found the armadillo on the way back from interviewing Marilyn Burns and Jim Siedow in Houston, Texas.
The cast and crew are next seen in between many cuts of each other in an effort to compare people's answers to the interview questions. You get to hear all sides of the story on how TCM was made, for how much and other many stories that each of them share. Marilyn Burns' recollections, as well as Bob Burns' (no relation to each other) are particularly important because their sides have never been heard before and they definitely add flavor to the documentary.
Paul Partain is interviewed on his back porch, which looks over a lake. When I was there with Exploited Video, Gunnar Hansen and my wife, we visited his home and he recalled the interview by relating a rather funny thing that happened during the interview. He said that while he was on camera with David Gregory, a neighbor of his across the lake came out with a chainsaw and fired it up. This did not make the video. Marilyn Burns is interviewed on Jim Siedow's couch.
Jim Siedow is interviewed at his dinner table. Incidentally, Brad Shalady interviewed Jim for the Family Portrait video 13 years ago in his chair against the wall next to a glass sliding door that goes out to their back porch. That area of Jim's house is in the middle between the couch and his dinning room table. We are very fortunate to have Tobe Hooper involved with the documentary, and he is pictured sitting in front of the Bryanston TCM poster characteristically smoking his cigar.
Tobe at first was not going to be a part of the documentary with Exploited Video. David Gregory and his crew had packed up and returned to England before they got word from Mr. Hooper that he would participate in the video. Exploited Video made a separate trip to Los Angeles at the last moment to interview Tobe before they started the editing process on their documentary. Bob Burns is interviewed while sitting in front of his puppet creation. He has several puppet creations that he has made.
The puppets are large, full costume puppets in which he puts his entire body. The one that is in the background is a puppet with two heads, both playing guitar. Bob goes to regular town performances to entertain the public with his talent to create and operate the puppets. Bob contributes not only his invaluable information about the movie for the camera, but also provides Exploited Video with never before seen behind-the-scenes black and white pictures of making the 3 Leatherface masks, props and the Leatherface house in Round Rock as it was before they converted the setting for the movie back in 1973.
Gunnar Hansen is interviewed in two places. At his mothers home and the front yard of his apartment which he rented here in Austin for several months. Kim Henkel and William Vail are interviewed outside in what appears to be a part of their back yards. Caroline Williams (the heroin of TCM 2) is interviewed as well later in the documentary when the subject matter moves to the sequels of Chainsaw.
Robert Kuhn, the lawyer and investor in the original movie, is interviewed in what appears to be his office and he brings to light the production and investment companies involved in the making of the film. Wayne Bell is interviewed in front of what appears to be piano strings and is later pictured with his young child. Allen Danziger is interviewed on his back porch. Watch Movies Online for Free on 10StarMovies.