Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at Cinema Salem August 21, 2014

 

On August 21st, Cinema Salem hosted a special screening of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with actor Gunnar Hansen, who played Leatherface in the 1974 original classic, in attendance. The print was newly-restored 4K restoration print that will be used for the upcoming 40th Anniversary Edition blu-ray due next month.

Hansen entertained the capacity house with a fun Q&A session that followed the screening, in which he shared stories of what happened to the house used in the film (it’s now a restaurant), how director Tobe Hooper came up with the idea to use a chainsaw as weapon of choice (he was stuck in line at a Montgomery Ward and wondered what could get him through the line quicker) as well as how Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone, both big fans of the original, were fascinated by a particularly tricky tracking shot.

I was lucky enough to hang out with Mr. Hansen for about twenty minutes prior to the Q&A and we talked about a variety of film business-related stories. Mr. Hansen was great to talk to, extremely nice and funny and a great storyteller to boot. It was honor to meet him and talk to him.
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Boston Comic Con, August 9, 2014

This past weekend was the annual Boston Comic Con, which brought in approximately 40,000 people (probably more but that was the number I had heard) to the South Boston waterfront region to mingle with other fans of comics, sic-fi, fantasy, horror, you name it as well as meet some celebs and of course, purchase collectibles.

I tagged along with my great friend Oz to take pictures for him of those appearing in costume and I have to say that I had a lot of fun doing so. The people were really nice, the atmosphere was fun and the costumes? Well, check some of them out below!

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Captain America: The Winter…Stormtroopers? 

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Game of Imperial Thrones?

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Ted taking the day off from shooting “Ted 2” to attend the festivities.

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The family that Fireflies together, stays together (for at least 13 hours)!

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