Gunnar Hansen, the actor and author best known for playing Leatherface in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, signs his new book Chain Saw Confidential at Bookends on Tuesday, September 24th at 4:30pm
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Join us for a horrifyingly fun evening with actor and author Gunnar Hansen! Yes, that’s right, the man who brought one of the most terrifying characters to film ever, Leatherface, will be here in our store!
Critically-acclaimed author Gunnar Hansen tells the real story of the making The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, its release, and reception, offering unknown behind-the-scenes details, a harrowingly entertaining account of the adventures of low-budget filmmaking, illuminating insights on the film’s enduring and influential place in the horror genre and our culture, and a thoughtful meditation on why we love to be scared in the first place.
GUNNAR HANSEN is the author of several books of history, travel, and poetry. He lives on the coast of Maine.
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Thank you for supporting Gunnar Hansen and your local independent bookstore!
603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
Gunnar Hansen appears at Dark Delicacies on Saturday September 21 at 2:00 p.m. to sign his memoir Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World’s Most Notorious Horror Movie. There will be a charge to have other items signed.
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
Actor Gunnar Hansen signs at Book Soup on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm!
The original 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre seized the imaginations of audiences and critics, going from controversial cult sensation to being ranked by Total Film as the greatest horror movie ever made. It’s been shown at Cannes, briefly banned in England, and included in the permanent collection of New York’s MoMA. This fascinating literary memoir of the making of the film comes from the unique perspective of Gunnar Hansen, the actor who played the chain saw-wielding Leatherface. A critically acclaimed poet and author, Hansen tells the real story of the film, debunking myths, giving behind-the-scenes details, and offering insights on the film’s reception and our enduring fascination with the horror genre today.
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069