Sunday, November 8

R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen

I was truly bummed to learn of the passing of Gunnar Hansen when I woke this morning. Gunnar was, of course, best known to horror film fans as the chainsaw-wielding lunatic Leatherface in the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, in 1974. I had the pleasure of first meeting Gunnar in 2005. He was in town to appear in director Ben Dixon's film Wolfsbayne (later retitled to Aconite) and doing a signing at a local comic book store, Outer Limits Comics. He was an incredibly nice guy, and funny, as the interview he did for my show, CHILLER CINEMA, shows. We shot a second quick promo for my show that still cracks me up to this day.

A true blow to the horror community, Gunnar will indeed be missed. Farewell my friend.


  1. Nice interview. A true horror icon from one of my most vivid drive-in memories of the 70's (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and TORSO on a double bill), plus one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. He is much missed.

  2. Thanks man. Gunnar was a cool dude for sure.


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