Texas Chainsaw Massacre scream queen Marilyn Burns passed away at 65.
She also starred in Tobe Hoopers second, lesser known movie Eaten Alive. After his success with Texas Chainsaw Massacre he reunite with writer Kim Henkel and assembled with a higher budget an interesting cast in an amazing set that unlike his first movie is not realistic at all, its artificial looking giving the movie an colorful EC Comics feel. Marylin Burns plays the young mother of a dysfunctional family with William Finley (the phantom in De Palmas Phantom Of The Paradise) as husband, checking in the wrong motel in a swamp area, ending up screaming her lungs out, again. In the cast was also Robert Englund who later shall become famous as Freddy Krueger, delivering here a quote in the opening scenes which decades later will be picked up by Tarantino. Carolyn Jones as an old brothelowner, unrecognizable in her mask as an old hag. Only 10 years before she fueled our gothic dreams as Morticia in the original Addams family. Mel Ferrer is on the receiving end of my favorite murder in this movie, Stuart Whitman supports as Sheriff. But the star is Neville Brand as mumbling vet and owner of that motel who lost all his marbles.
Unfortunately Tobe Hooper got kicked out during the filming by the producers but the film feels rather coherent in all its insanity.
Unfortunately Tobe Hooper got kicked out during the filming by the producers but the film feels rather coherent in all its insanity. The electroacoustic soundtrack is again done by Hooper, like in TCM.
Here Englund recalls his meeting with Jones
The trailer, unsuitable for children as all of my posts so get of my lawn you brats: