Leatherface Of ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Attends Special Screening At Ellsworth

October 9th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
texas-chainsaw-massacre ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Remains one of the most celebrated horror flicks of all times. The film made in 1974 with lesser known actors on a modest budget became a successful franchisee inspiring numerous sequels and remake in subsequent years. Apart from films the flick also got adapted in comic books and consoles games after its success. The film was recently screened at Grand Theater in Ellsworth. The special screening of the film drew a lot of horror film lovers. They were delighted to see the famous masked killer Leatherface aka Gunner Hansen at the venue. The actor who played the ruthless killer with a masked and distorted face in the 1974 cult film attended the screening and had an interactive question answer session with the viewers. Needless to say the attendees flooded him with questions on the film and the role he essayed in it.

‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ star was asked various types of questions by the attendees. They wanted to know whether his relatives and family objected to his taking the role. He was also asked if he had anticipated the massive success the film enjoyed. The actor said that the screening made him feel nostalgic. He also said that the remake of the film did not excite him much.

‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ was supposedly based on a true story of the murder of a group of teenage friends in rural Texas by a cannibal family. However, the critics admit that Gunner Hansen added a new dimension to the film. His character was adapted from the notorious Ed Gein, a serial killer in Wisconsin.

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