Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait
True to its title, this video documentary features the creative forces behind the infamous Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and its 1986 sequel. Director Tobe Hooper is a veritable fountain of self-effacing anecdotes. Equally engaging is TCM leading lady Marilyn Burns, who discusses in vivid detail the perils of working upon a maggot-infested set. Generous footage from the two Massacre films are put on display here, along with a smattering of outtakes. Like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies themselves, A Family Portrait is at once repulsive and likeable.

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