Genre icon Bill Moseley remembers his friend and colleague, Gunnar Hansen.
SHOCK will be sharing memories from people in the business who knew, worked with and loved Gunnar Hansen, the recently passed horror icon first immortalized as Leatherface in Tobe Hoopers classic horror masterpiece THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.
Here, we have another CHAINSAW franchise legend, actor Bill Moseley , who started his professional life with a show-stopper turn as the non-Hansen Leatherface’s deranged brother “Chop Top” in Tobe Hooper’s wild 1986 sequel, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2.
“So sad to hear of Gunnar’s passing. To me, he was the Dean of the CHAINSAW family; anything Sawyer ultimately led to Gunnar. He was kind, wise, gentle and funny, and I will dearly miss him. We had so much fun together over the years on the convention circuit, most recently earlier this year at Horror Con UK in Sheffield, England, and acting together in TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D. If there’s any consolation, it’s that Gunnar’s iconic and disturbing performance as Leatherface, horror’s greatest villain, will live on forever in THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.
Best wishes to his sweet Betty. RIP, brother.”