If you have never been lucky enough to meet Gunnar Hansen at a convention, then you have probably missed out on a lot of the great stories he has told about filming Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But worry not because now you can read all about those stories from the man himself in his new book Chain Saw Confidential.
In the book Hansen tells the real story of the making of the film, 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.
Chain Saw Confidental will be available in bookstores on September 24th. Check out the trailer below.