hollywood chainsaw hookersI was going to review something else for today’s Cheeseball Cinema, but some unfortunate news came this weekend when I learned about the passing of the great Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre). So as a tribute to the man who is the original Leatherface, I decided to check out one of his films whose title caught my eye in Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and why not it has a Cheeseball kind of name. The film stars Jay Richardson (Honeymoon In Vegas) as private detective Jack Chandler, who is in search of a missing girl named Samantha (Linnea Quigley) when he stumbles upon a very strange case. Men all over Hollywood are being hacked to death by a chainsaw killer and Jack decides to stick his nose in hopes that it will lead him to his missing girl, but he discovers more strange things along the way. The film stars Hansen as the master, Dawn Richardson (Surf Nazis Must Die) as Lori, Michelle Bauer (Gingerdead Man 2: Passion Of The Crust) as Mercedes, Esther Elise (Deathrow Gameshow) as Lisa, Tricia Burns as Ilsa, Fox Harris (Repo Man) as Hermie, Michael Sonye (Blood Diner) as Jake The Bartender, Dennis T. Mooney (Larger Than Life) as Harrison, and the film was directed by Fred Olen Ray (Evil Toons).

Clockwise from top: Michelle Bauer, Esther Elise, Linnea Quigley, and Susie Wilson

Clockwise from top: Michelle Bauer, Esther Elise, Linnea Quigley, and Susie Wilson

Obviously by the title of the film, you can immediately understand why I chose it for Cheeseball Cinema because the name alone reeks of it. For a long time, Gunnar Hansen had been out of the game as far as acting was concerned because he wanted to be a writer, but this was his first film back and it has chainsaw in the title. For the rest of them, it was business as usual especially for my favorite scream queen of the 80’s in Linnea Quigley. As far as the film goes, if you love lots of T&A in your Horror movies then this one will be right up your alley with all of the beautiful women in it. The acting for the most part isn’t super terrible, it’s just the lines were a little cheesy and some may have over acted a little. The idea of the chainsaw cult was a little stupid and it just didn’t make a lot of sense to me, but these are the b-movies after all. One of the redeeming values about this film is that it isn’t that long of a film so you can sit through it no problem. It’s just if you are looking for Oscar material then do not bother and why would you with this film. On a scale of one being close to an A-List Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I would give the film a four only because I have seen worse than this. Once again, we would like to send our condolences to the family of Gunnar Hansen, who was the redeeming part of this film. R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen (1947-2015)


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