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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

In my post high school years I worked some shitty jobs… movie theater, temp office work and a stint at a Hollywood Video. Yep, back in the days when we’d curse people who didn’t rewind their tapes (easily 85% of renters), would be cursed at for the ridiculous late fees and had to deal with those ridiculous double tape packs for flicks like Titanic and Braveheart. Yes, it’s kind of a miserable job, but even more miserable today from what I understand. At least when I worked there we could watch any PG movie we wanted during store hours.

My boss was a tool, my coworkers were a mix of cool movie lovers and middle aged burnouts, but at least I was surrounded by movies and got to recommend flicks to strangers. The best day of that job involved the movie featured today. The phone rang and it was a lady on the other end asking if we had THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE because she was friends with someone in it and they wanted to watch it.

I asked who it was and she said Teri McMinn. I heard a mumbling from her side of the conversation and then she added “The meathook girl.” I then told her that I’d like to talk to her and, after a laugh, I heard “The video store guy wants to talk to you.”

So, McMinn took the phone and we bullshitted a little bit as I looked up the video, which ended up in our “stolen” list. We didn’t have it, but I remember the conversation being very nice.

Chain Saw’s a great movie, one that I have loved since seeing it at a way too impressionable age. Today we have a shot of Marilyn Burns from the finale, which is one of the reasons the movie is so great. They nail the ending. Even though the heroine gets away she’s a broken woman, almost as crazy as her pursuer by the end of things.

Hope you guys enjoy the pic!



Seeing a man die isn’t good enough for tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic. It’s gotta be close enough to smell his nuts cook.

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  • Feb. 26, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Ohhhhh, goooood for you. And how was it? I hope it was good...

    by Shut_the_Fuck_Up_Bruce

    Because I'm first BITCHES.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    What a great film

    by Fettster_uk

    Was just watching the trailer on youtube about 2 mins ago and it still freaks me out.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST


    by PeanutButterSlut

    Man I love being foist!

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    that ending was completely shitty

    by KilliK

    leatherface missteps and falls down and hurts his leg with the chainsaw,suddenly appears from nowhere a truck which stops,the girl hopes in,the truck leaves,the girl keeps screaming while looking at the camera and leatherface keeps wiggling the chainsaw in the thin air like a spastic. i know that the movie was essentially a school project but jesus they could have at least worked the ending a bit more to an otherwise all-time classic splatter horror b-movie.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    the ending was great

    by Lovecraftfan

    Abrupt and disturbing.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Man, she must have had one big zit on her back!

    by ZapRowsdower

    That shit blew up good - REAL GOOD!

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Nice name-drop

    by darth_hideous

    I bet you got played anyways. Those ladies probably had a good laugh afterwards. Kinda sad tho, ladies getting their kicks by calling video store clerks and lying about being in movies.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    i laughed with the ending

    by KilliK

    really i found the whole sequence comdeic instead of problem was with the execution,not with the idea behind it.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    The ending...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...much better sans-Leatherface. Give a try to watching the ending with his scenes cut. Or at least edited to show that she skillfully outran him. Much more powerful by comparison.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST


    by PleaseWipeMyAss


  • Feb. 26, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    What about the trucker?

    by I am not a number

    How come we never hear about the truck driver? Guy knocks over Leatherface, then runs off; meanwhile Marilyn escapes in someone else's vehicle, leaving him to fend for himself. Did he just keep on running? Inquiring minds need to know!

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    One of my all-time favorites

    by rev_skarekroe

    You should do TCM2 next, which is also a brilliant film but for entirely different reasons and often grossly (no pun intended) misunderstood.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Green Mile tomorrow

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "I want Mae West to sit on my face, because I am one horny motherfucker...!"

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Even shittier job today???

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    It's not even a job today, unless you happen to be a big red box standing outside a Circle K store.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    And the woman doing the Makeup is Dotty Pearl

    by TheJudger

    Dr. William E. Barnes- A Dentist by trade, made a jeltrait mold off of her face. This mold was used by Robert A Burns to make the Pretty Woman mask with fiberglass insulation and cheap mold builders latex. I am a big fan of this film. I've watched it about as many times if not more than "Brian Caroll" aka Buckethead. Jay Parsley's face was molded to make the Hunter Killer Mask. His dad put some money into the film, and he got a producer credit. The Harry Ransom Center (located in Austin Texas) has a blank from the mold copy of the Hunter Killer Mask. What I wouldn't do to get my hands on that sucker. I was crazy enough to hunt down and call Robert A Burns at his home shortly before he died. We talked about his makeup and set design work for the film. He was an extremely nice guy, and I will always treasure that conversation. I love this movie way too much.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Jay is standing behind Dottie in that pic

    by TheJudger

    Sorry just geeking out.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST

    THEJUDGER - i replied to your reply in that other thread

    by frank cotton

    you're A+ in my book. yes, please, bring on a TCM2 pic; it's a great flick...sizzle, sizzle...

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Hollywood Video...

    by sai_justin

    I sometimes find it difficult to believe that I get - and take stock in - TCM news reported by a kid that wasn't a glint in his father's eye when the original was released. I take shits bigger than you, son! (Just kidding, nice pic.)

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:18 a.m. CST

    just, fade the damn thing in, already!

    by frank cotton

    live, from the throne room (ok, it's the cat's room, just...), at VALHALLA, in the HALL OF THE DEAD, it's LOST HIGHWAY, with your host, frank cotton. take it away, FRANK! well, thank you, FRANK! try, and behave, OK? hi, everybody, it's me, frank, and i'm back for, ah, well...ok. the show, never, really stops, it, just kinda, goes on, and on, and on, much like, life. like, i say, it's, always midnight here, so, we need, some way to, i don't know, uh, some arbitrary, measure, of time, uh, for, some reason or, other, so, we, just pretend it's, a new day, or, night, or, ya know? anyways, where was i? from time to time, uh, what? hey, frank! get the, fuck out of my, chair, and, away from, the mike, like, NOW! sorry, motherfucker, can't even take a, oh, hey, there. it's, frank cotton, here, on, K-A-L-I radio, 6.6.6 IM, and, it's, uh, saturday night, or, sunday morning, depending. i decided to give, other frank, and, other, other, frank, a second, or, more like, MILLIONTH chance, to straighten their, respective, acts up. you see, what i get? ASSHOLES! sorry. the noise you, just heard was, READY TO FALL, SURVIVE, and DRONES, all by, RISE AGAINST, a favorite, here, off of, THE SUFFERER & THE WITNESS, I DARE YOU, SHINEDOWN, from, US AND THEM, and, AN EVENING WITH EL DIABLO, by, CHEVELLE, on, the WONDER WHAT'S NEXT disc. tonight's WORD, of the day, maybe, that, should be, WORD of, the night? no. tonight's WORD, there, i, like that, is, SUBTERFUGE. don't get to use, that one, much. tonight's THOUGHT, hey, that, like, really works, don't it? is, hold on...'you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make me care', uh, just, what the, hell, kind of non...oh, wait, yeah, that was, me, actually. or, one of us, at, any rate. ha ha. from, CONSOLIDATED HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CHI), we have tonight's, FRANK RECOMMENDS. please note, that, while C.H.I. is, a wholly owned, and operated, subsidiary, of NEW VISION (which is, not, by the way, in any, way, form, or, manner, connected to, THE CHURCH OF THE NEW VISION), the opinions, or, recommendations, of C.H.I. do NOT, necessarily, represent the, opinions, or, whatever, of -hey, i'm gettin' tired of, all this, legalese, BULLSHIT! so, please, don't put any more, on my desk. we, liked THE NUMBER 23. there. i said it. damn near break time, already, and we ain't, even, got the tunes back on. yo, FRANK! no, aw, hell, wait, ,you'll do. play us some SHADOW ON THE SUN, AUDIOSLAVE, repeat. then, BLOW UP THE OUTSIDE WORLD, by, SOUNDGARDEN, DOWN ON THE UPSIDE bein' the name, of, the, black circle. make a note, franks, we need, way, more, SOUNDGARDEN! follow that up, with, FREE ME, and, THE DEEPEST BLUES ARE BLACK, FOO FIGHTERS, IN YOUR HONOR, if you, don't, mind, and i'll get to, the, RAVE. after, i smoke.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:52 a.m. CST

    i'm luck's last match struck...

    by frank cotton

    and now, what, the hell is, oh, great. according to, frank, here, or, there...there's been some, blowback from last night's, oh, no, you, did NOT say tirade. didn't, think so. missive. sounds, much better. anyhow, someone, got their nerves, all wound up, or bunched up, over, some frank, or, another's, suggestion, that folks get off, their, and, and, all that. well. TOUGH SHIT! sorry. we've been told, that, there's laws, or, somethin' stating, that. well, i'm sorry, alright? no one, told me, i, was not aware, i, did not know. to moderate, our, editorial stance on crackhouses, and ,the demolition thereof, we, are obliged to say, that, whether we really mean it or not, you, i mean, we, can, NOT urge our fellow, decent, generally law-abiding, compatriots, to take the law, into, their own hands, and, deal JUSTLY, with, the aforementioned, scum-of-the earth (and, their fucking, LAWYERS), and/or their, Constitutionally protected, crackhouses. however, it wouldn't hurt OUR, feelings, here, at the station, if, someone were to, with, no prompting on our part, ignore all this legal BULLSHIT and, do what, NEEDS TO BE DONE!. and, we have it on good authority, or, at least, semi-reliable rumor-mongering, that, god himself (let's not get into the, gender thing, now, please?), is, pretty much A-OK with, low-life, drug-dealing, evil, souless garbage, meeting with, their, just desserts. or, is that deserts? great, now ,i'm feeling hungry, and, over-warm. hopefully, the foregoing, will suffice to, ward off any, further, issues/cease-and-desist/threats, from, the FCC, and/or frank's, Parole Officer. with that, out of the way, i, would like to now, REALLY piss everyone, the fuck off. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS. did you, not, see this coming? no, NOT her, you! folks, you, do, realize that there are those, amongst you, who are now, UTTERLY CONVINCED, that she, is, THE BEAST (666), of, THE REVELATIONS OF SAINT JOHN? never mind that, she's female, and, most of us, i'm sure, just assumed, that, it would be, a guy. most, assholes are. but then, frank, did say he, made, the girls first, so, if, that were true, it, would, kinda make sense. and, not, only that, that, there are those, out, in the world, who, think it would be, just dandy, if, she was, as they were, gettin' tired of, waiting for, and, have been, ready for, for, some time now, for, ARME-GODAMNED-FUCKIN'GEDDON! there's some, out there, literally, drooling, and, chompin' at, the bit, for, the show, to, get under way! and, the, sooner, the, better. some, figure, if, it's coming, and, 'god' wants it, that, it's, perfectly ok, for them, to, help it, right along. ya'll have, no idea of, the extent to which this, has been, anticipated, planned for, and, outright welcomed. you, know, how some of your, higher-ups, tend to, leave, a, trail of, terrified, servile, employees, in, their wake, everywhere, they go? you, notice how, they will, often, make a point to, walk thru a room, just to, scare, the, living shit, out of, the morlocks? that's, what they, think, of, you, you know? and, that's what they, live for, and, that's what they, want, for your, future. what, did, GEORGE ORWELL say, about, a boot, stomping, on a human face, forever? wait, that's right, he, said, it, was, a picture of, your future. pretty fucking bleak, eh? ha ha ha ha ha ha's, the thing. she's, not, 'the beast'. i, can gaurantee you, that. they, might, want her, to, play the role, maybe, even, try, to, coerce her, to. but ,it won't fly. why? frank, please, tell us, why? or, why, not. ok. BECAUSE, I"M, THE FUCKING BEAST! THAT'S RIGHT! yours truly, good, old, frank cotton, only, half rotten, frank cotton, god, himself, is, also, the ANTI-CHRIST! didn't, see that one, coming, either, didja? of, course not! that's, the point, that's, the plan! (please note, that frank, in no way, claims now, or, ever will claim, to be THE MESSIAH, YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR. that's, a whole other show). oh, c'mon, grow up! don't, like surprises? better, go bury your head, somewhere, 'cause this, is, just the beginning.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 6:04 a.m. CST

    that should read

    by frank cotton

    ARMA-GODAMNED-MOTHERFUCKIN'GEDDON! sorry about the confusion

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 6:11 a.m. CST

    great horror movie

    by elsewhere

    the scene where Leatherface pulls that big, metal door shut still gets me everytime.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    The remake was better...

    by darthwaz1

    JUST KIDDING!! The remake was an atrocious piece of shit!

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    i feel i must

    by frank cotton

    take issue with the above comment. for a remake, it was right decent. can't go wrong with R. LEE ERMEY, now, can ya?

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Agreed on the metal door...

    by SK229

    that is probably one of the most terrifying moments ever put on film. This movie is so fucking raw... I think, on some level, it's almost impossible to achieve this level of realism today. There's just too much snark, too many winks, too much self-awareness by... well, EVERYONE on set to pull something like this off. On top of that, I think they had no clue the sum would be THAT much greater than the individual parts... perhaps more than any movie ever made. I don't know much about the history of it, maybe TheJudger can enlighten me, but was there a point where they finally got some dailies and realized what they had? I think this movie is one of the reasons to love movies and making them. It's magic... a bunch of people can go out and make a visceral masterpiece on a low budget in 16mm in the middle of nowhere.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    great horror accident of course.

    by FleshMachine

    tobe hooper aint that talented.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I saw TCM in the theater on it's release.

    by v3d

    My best friends mom was taking us to another movie which was sold out. We convinced her to see Chainsaw instead. She was completely freaked out by that movie. Though, to give her credit, she sat through the whole thing.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by v3d

    A Benchmark job is one so horrible that for the rest of you life you will measure every other job against it. For instance, "Yeah, this place sucks, but I'm not dumping berries on a conveyor belt for 12-14 hours a day".

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    scariest bit.....

    by The_Cliffster

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    scariest bit....

    by The_Cliffster

    is when leatherface yanks open his metal door and runs out with chainsaw on the go towards the screen.....

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  • Feb. 28, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Tobe Hooper

    by spire_walk

    He does gritty horror like no one's business. Show me one other vampire movie that's scarier than Salem's Lot. It's an honest challange too, because if there is a more frightening one, I've missed it and would like to see it.