Hey kids, this is Dash Jordan with some breaking news. I thought I would be able to take a little break from horror…but I’m afraid not, as this is truly some heartbreaking news for us all. Just yesterday, legendary horror actor Gunnar Hansen sadly passed away at the age of 68 from pancreatic cancer. I’m sure that some of you who aren’t into horror may not be familiar with the name. Hansen has been in several memorable horror films, but he’s most well-known for his iconic role as Leatherface from the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’.
To call ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ one of the most important horror films of all time, is an understatement. It’s safe to say that the genre wouldn’t be where it is today if wasn’t for this movie. With its documentary-style filmmaking giving the film that gritty and unsettling sense of realism, and of course, making a horror icon.
2015 is truly one of the worst years to be a horror fan, and just when we all thought it couldn’t get any worse. The role of Leatherface has many different actors, of course. But, no one can never forget where it all began, as he was arguably the best psycho with a chainsaw. Wherever you are Mr. Hansen…I hope you’re resting in peace, and thank you.
Written by Shane Moose
Videos & Photos:
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(1974)(owned by Bryanston Pictures & Vortex)
Brutal Massacre: A Comedy(owned by Aurilia Arts Productions, Crimson Films, Anchor Bay Entertainment & DuArt Film)