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Thursday, August 07, 2014

The actress Marilyn Burns, who starred in the 1970s horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and the TV movie Helter Skelter, died Tuesday at her Houston-area home. She was 65. In interviews about the gory horror classic Chainsaw, Burns described being drenched in Karo syrup, red paint, vegetable coloring and Hershey's chocolate syrup. "I was avoided by cast and crew but very popular with bees, wasps and flies," she said.


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I have managed to never see this movie, I hope I can still say that on the last day of my life.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2014-08-07 11:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

Your loss, Danni. It's a classic.

#2 | Posted by morris at 2014-08-07 12:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

RIP. She wasn't an actress IMHO, but that is what made her performance in TCM so classic and why so many people at the time thought it was real. Her other movies SUCKED, all of them. Eaten Alive is her only other sort of good role, and good is stretching.

She will always be Sally however, the first scream queen and the origin of the Final Girl.

#3 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-07 12:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think she should be remembered for having survived TCM.

For those who never heard everyone involved in it's making started going crazy in the Texas heat and at least one of them has admitted he started to lose his ability to tell the difference between his roll (which was trying to kill her) and who he really was.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-07 01:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

PS RIP Marilyn you helped take us on one hell of a ride.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-07 01:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

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