Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Aug. 07, 2014 | 6:46 a.m.

Marilyn Burns: An appreciation from ‘Texas Chainsaw 2′ star Bill Moseley

Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) wielding his weapon while Marilyn Burns' Sally Hardesty tries to escape in "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre." (Daniel Pearl)
Actress Marilyn Burns died Tuesday in her Houston-area home at age 65. Texas figured large in her career — Burns was perhaps best known for starring in “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” Tobe Hooper’s dark nightmare of murder and cannibalism in the South that has become, in the years since its original release, a landmark in the horror genre and in the world of independent filmmaking. Bill Moseley was one of the many viewers deeply affected by the film — his relationship to it helped shape his acting career. Below, the man who starred in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2″ as Chop-top offers an appreciation of Burns. My first glimpse of Marilyn Burns was on the screen of the old Paramount Theater in Boston’s Combat Zone in 1975, in Tobe Hooper’s horror classic, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.” Marilyn was […]
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