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(CNN)   After dying many times on screen "Scream Queen" Marilyn Burns shuffles off this mortal coil to that big scary isolated cabin in the sky with 4 teenage friends (at least one of whom is a virgin) whose van has broken down   (cnn.com ) divider line
    More: Sad, Texas Chainsaw, Texas, Tobe Hooper, moviefone, families, Film Festivals  
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2014-08-06 06:26:54 PM  
I really remember her more from her role in "Helter Skelter (1976)" in part because of Steve Railsback's amazing performance as Charlie Manson. She played Linda Kasabian, the former Manson Family member who testified against Charlie and several other Family members.
 
2014-08-06 06:48:35 PM  
Thanks Marilyn for making "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" such a screen scream.
 
2014-08-06 07:34:04 PM  
good one subby, now I'm hungry for some Rudy's BBQ w/aShiner followed by Round Rock donuts

Bathia_Mapes She played Linda Kasabian, the former Manson Family member who testified against Charlie and several other Family members.

Supposedly if a stuntman's in the bar, Steve Railsback never has to pay for his own drinks...
/clangclangclang
 
2014-08-06 07:40:24 PM  
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2014-08-06 07:58:49 PM  
I met and spoke with her at a horror con once somewhere back there. Sweetness personified. And the tales she told of the making of TCM! It truly is nothing short of miraculous that everybody made it to the wrap party with all of their extremities and most of whatever sanities they arrived on set with extant.

/oh, and the antipathy that she displayed on screen towards the actor (Paul A. Partain) who played her brother Franklin? Yeah, that wasn't an act.

She (along with most of the people on crew) truly loathed him.

and for not undue reason.
 
2014-08-06 08:01:52 PM  
May the angels receive you with open arms.
 
2014-08-06 08:10:11 PM  
I've heard that about Partain, but he & Ed Neal really did act their asses off, + the Baby Ruth bar was a nice "Catch 22" homage...
 
2014-08-06 08:12:28 PM  
You know, if you watch the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it's a little surprising how little actual violence there is in it, and what violence there is isn't all that graphic at all.  It achieves its horror by the implication of violence, and the depiction of its aftereffects.

It's a lesson that the producers of sicko torture porn like Saw, Hostel, and the god-awful Human Centipede would do well to learn.
 
2014-08-06 09:20:30 PM  

jake_lex: You know, if you watch the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it's a little surprising how little actual violence there is in it, and what violence there is isn't all that graphic at all.  It achieves its horror by the implication of violence, and the depiction of its aftereffects.

It's a lesson that the producers of sicko torture porn like Saw, Hostel, and the god-awful Human Centipede would do well to learn.


That whack with a hammer is what sticks with me
 
2014-08-06 09:27:38 PM  
Flags at half staff tomorrow ?
 
2014-08-06 11:23:52 PM  

jake_lex: You know, if you watch the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it's a little surprising how little actual violence there is in it, and what violence there is isn't all that graphic at all.  It achieves its horror by the implication of violence, and the depiction of its aftereffects.

It's a lesson that the producers of sicko torture porn like Saw, Hostel, and the god-awful Human Centipede would do well to learn.


This.  I managed to watch Hostel and Hostel II, but never saw all of Saw and if I understand the premise for Centipede correctly I'm glad I never saw a second of it.

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2014-08-06 11:48:38 PM  
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Justin Timberlake must be crying himself a river right now.
 
2014-08-06 11:55:19 PM  

jake_lex: You know, if you watch the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it's a little surprising how little actual violence there is in it, and what violence there is isn't all that graphic at all.  It achieves its horror by the implication of violence, and the depiction of its aftereffects.

It's a lesson that the producers of sicko torture porn like Saw, Hostel, and the god-awful Human Centipede would do well to learn.


Nearly all the violence in that movie is implied. You don't see a chainsaw going through a person in a wheelchair. You just see the saw going through the back of a wheelchair.

Hooper wanted it to get a PG, and was shocked when the MPAA gave him an X. Even though most of the violence people complained about is what they imagined they saw, not what they'd actually seen.

That's why he went for broke with the over the top gore in the second one. He figured he was going to get a raw deal from the MPAA anyway.
 
2014-08-07 12:06:13 AM  

stoli n coke: jake_lex: You know, if you watch the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it's a little surprising how little actual violence there is in it, and what violence there is isn't all that graphic at all.  It achieves its horror by the implication of violence, and the depiction of its aftereffects.

It's a lesson that the producers of sicko torture porn like Saw, Hostel, and the god-awful Human Centipede would do well to learn.

Nearly all the violence in that movie is implied. You don't see a chainsaw going through a person in a wheelchair. You just see the saw going through the back of a wheelchair.

Hooper wanted it to get a PG, and was shocked when the MPAA gave him an X. Even though most of the violence people complained about is what they imagined they saw, not what they'd actually seen.

That's why he went for broke with the over the top gore in the second one. He figured he was going to get a raw deal from the MPAA anyway.


Even more amazing that it was banned in some Western countries.
 
2014-08-07 02:48:45 AM  
 
2014-08-07 03:08:26 AM  
Wait, wait, I thought Jamie Lee Curtis was the scream queen.  Now I'm confused.
 
2014-08-07 03:28:44 AM  
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The original scream queen
 
2014-08-07 06:28:44 AM  

stoli n coke: Nearly all the violence in that movie is implied. You don't see a chainsaw going through a person in a wheelchair. You just see the saw going through the back of a wheelchair.

Hooper wanted it to get a PG, and was shocked when the MPAA gave him an X. Even though most of the violence people complained about is what they imagined they saw, not what they'd actually seen.


In the directors commentary on Reservoir Dogs, Tarantino talks about the scene where Mr. Blonde cuts the cops ear off although he points out you don't actually see that in the movie, a lot of people "remember" seeing it.
 
2014-08-07 08:35:15 AM  

jake_lex: You know, if you watch the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it's a little surprising how little actual violence there is in it, and what violence there is isn't all that graphic at all.  It achieves its horror by the implication of violence, and the depiction of its aftereffects.

It's a lesson that the producers of sicko torture porn like Saw, Hostel, and the god-awful Human Centipede would do well to learn.


Actually, Human Centipede also relies more on suggestion than anything explicit. The first one, at least, I understand the second one went for the gross-out factor.
 
2014-08-07 09:44:37 AM  
The original TCM was a horror masterpiece. I still remember how terrified I was the first time I saw it (granted I was around 12), especially with Leatherface's first appearance.

The dozens of sequels/reboots/remakes/sequels of the reboots ruined the name a bit.
 
2014-08-07 09:48:56 AM  

Sinbox: I met and spoke with her at a horror con once somewhere back there. Sweetness personified. And the tales she told of the making of TCM! It truly is nothing short of miraculous that everybody made it to the wrap party with all of their extremities and most of whatever sanities they arrived on set with extant.

/oh, and the antipathy that she displayed on screen towards the actor (Paul A. Partain) who played her brother Franklin? Yeah, that wasn't an act.

She (along with most of the people on crew) truly loathed him.

and for not undue reason.


This post exactly! Met her, and Gunnar 3 yrs ago. Since all the kids were there to see walking dead shades guy, my brother and I spent an hour with them discussing all things TCM. Ed had to dumpster dive at a lock it up to retrieve the original film. RIP tiny lady.
 
2014-08-07 09:55:11 AM  
She signed " save me Ooba!" on my TCM poster. Gunnar signed "you're next!". Proudly displayed in my tavern.
 
2014-08-07 10:19:34 AM  
She as a great screamer but she also had awesome crazy eyes. I love her expression when she stumbles into the room with the caged chicken.

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2014-08-07 01:39:06 PM  
I remember my second birthday party when the entire cast came to my house and turned it into their wrap party. Gunnar came in full costume and chainsawed right through our front door and Marilyn Burns jumped naked out of my Godzilla shaped cake and gave me all the props from the film.

Signed,
Harry Knowles
 
2014-08-07 01:48:04 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: I really remember her more from her role in "Helter Skelter (1976)" in part because of Steve Railsback's amazing performance as Charlie Manson. She played Linda Kasabian, the former Manson Family member who testified against Charlie and several other Family members.


He's amazing. His performance as Ed Gein turned a low-budget b-movie into a really interesting character study. Shiat, the scene where he's trying on his victim's noses in the mirror and giggling is just..... horrifying.
 
2014-08-07 02:16:36 PM  

Orgasmatron138: Bathia_Mapes: I really remember her more from her role in "Helter Skelter (1976)" in part because of Steve Railsback's amazing performance as Charlie Manson. She played Linda Kasabian, the former Manson Family member who testified against Charlie and several other Family members.

He's amazing. His performance as Ed Gein turned a low-budget b-movie into a really interesting character study. Shiat, the scene where he's trying on his victim's noses in the mirror and giggling is just..... horrifying.


I don't think I've seen that movie, but I'll look it up. Love him in "The Stunt Man" too.
 
2014-08-08 03:15:13 AM  

Ooba Tooba: This post exactly! Met her, and Gunnar 3 yrs ago. Since all the kids were there to see walking dead shades guy, my brother and I spent an hour with them discussing all things TCM. Ed had to dumpster dive at a lock it up to retrieve the original film. RIP tiny lady.


You got Gunnar? Luxury! He was advertized to attend the con I mentioned but he bailed at the 11th hour. It's been ma-hannnnnny years so I can't recall the official reason why. I think he was double-booked and he was wrapped up on a writing tour. But yeah, she told me that tale amongst others. And you're right about tiny. Of course I'm over 6'4". so everything is tiny but she (of her own volition) hugged me goodbye and she barely cleared the bottom of my rib cage.

Ooba Tooba: She signed " save me Ooba!" on my TCM poster. Gunnar signed "you're next!". Proudly displayed in my tavern.


Now that's just ridiculously cool.
 
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