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'Poltergeist' Director Tobe Hooper Dies at 74

His ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ changed the face of indie horror

(Newser) - Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation The Texas Chain Saw Massacre took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally frightful vision, has died. He was 74. The Los Angeles County coroner's office on Sunday said Hooper died Saturday in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles.... More »

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Villain Dies

Gunnar Hansen was 68, played iconic 'Leatherface'

(Newser) - Gunnar Hansen, who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Maine, his agent said. He was 68. Hansen starred in the 1974 film that has become a classic among horror-movie aficionados and spawned a series of sequels.... More »

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Star Dies at 65

Marilyn Burns' character was first to escape 'Leatherface'

(Newser) - Marilyn Burns, who portrayed horror-film hero Sally Hardesty in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, has died at the age of 65. "It is with sad news that I can officially confirm that actress Marilyn Burns passed away earlier today," her rep said in a statement, as per the Hollywood ... More »

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