demented kid who is obsessed with
pornography butchers his Mom with an axe
and 40 years later a chainsaw killer is
hacking away co-ed girls at a college
campus while putting together his
pornographic jigsaw puzzle but can't find
out who the killer is so two detectives
named Lt. Bracken (Christopher George)
and Sgt. Holden (Frank Brana) go on an
investigation but finds out the body
parts are missing on each corpse in which
he plans to make a pornographic puzzle of
his own using body parts.
One of the workers there who is a
landscaper named Willard (Paul L. Smith)
is a possible suspect but after being
framed the killer keeps on hacking these
Bracken goes to the aid of the agent at
the campus who's a tennis athlete named
Mary Riggs (Lynda Day) and a student
hoping to be an officer named Kendall
James (Ian Sera) to find out the killers
I found the killing scene's with the
chainsaw not too convincing or the victims
screaming too realistic at all but maybe
cause most of it is overdubbed.
There's a discussion between Sylvia towards Prof. Arthur Brown in a hallway asking him about
her breasts and how they look right or
somewhere along those lines which looked
We have good shots on the killers gloves
talking out a puzzle and different takes
putting each one together after he kills
There's some good shots on the killers
footsteps walking in the hallway or
corridors and then activating his
A cheesy shot on Willard cutting some trees with a
chainsaw along having a conversation with Det. Sgt. Holden which looked cheaply done
Terrible discussions that surround Det. Lt.
Bracken, Holden and the Dean in an office
trying to solve the unsolved
slaughterings at the school.
We have a good first time conversation
between Bracken and Mary Riggs on asking for help but
again they often do well together.
Good shots on Mary playing tennis with her competitor along
with cheesy shots on the
audience looking back and fourth on the
A good shot on the hooded killer walking
into an elevator with a chainsaw hiding
behind his back.
There was a good shot on a chainsaw
sawing open a wooden door and coming in
for the kill.
A good scene with Kendall James by trying to talk to Mary on a couch
with her almost paralyzed.
We spot a good camera shot on the Dean attacking Kendall with a knife with
him struggling to stay alive.
Bottom line: UGH!!! a terrible
film from start to finish but for some
gorehounds they considered this one a
cult classic but probably cause it
starred the two married couple's Christopher
George and Lynda Day.
Made on a terrible budget with bad sound
quality too filmed in Spain which they
don't have as good of a budget like in
other countries so they write a bad plot
and cover it with tons of graphic gore
and nudity to keep the viewers attention. It is mysterious on who the killer is
though but it doesn't make up for this
film at all in which they tried to make
this film as original as possible. Of
course they even put on their poster
"You Don't Have to go to Texas...
for a Chainsaw Massacre" which shows
it all that this film is classic trash.
The acting is
quite bad but they are performed by alot
of local Spanish actors with their words
dubbed by American actors.
Cult icon Christopher George (Det. Lt.
Bracken) should really be ashamed of his work on
this film as he's done better films than
this as this is probably his worst film
and one of his last one's too before his
death. He did the best he can to play a
detective with his usual growly voice.
Lynda Day (Mary Riggs) seems to ull off her part
well showing a good character and great
intense energy too showing everying that
she's got. Does well screaming intensely
after spotting a slaughter showing great
expressions. In another part does well acting drugged. Also quarter way though does well almost acting paralyzed.
Frank Brana (Det. Sgt. Holden) seems to have the
perfect look for the head detective in
the film and the right attitude too so
another point for this fellow.
Edmund Purdom (The Dean) on the other hand was
quite bland with his performance in the
film and did nothing for me.
Ian Sera (Kendall James) was average in the film as
the head co-ed but his part was necessary
for the horror film and the odd time was
impressive with his work too when he
shows his intensity. She does well by getting sick
after spotting a slaughter in an elevator
and really knew how to behave intensely.
Paul L. Smith (Willard) was alot better as
Bluto in Popeye and you
can tell he had limitations for playing a
role like that but he was ok as a
suspect. However he was awfully cheesy
with his actions. Yet we have a great blocking on him when
he physically bashes the actors as police
officers trying to arrest him.
Jack Taylor (Prof. Arthur Brown) had a good serious
attitude as the part of the professor at
the school nad showed good serious
There's a puzzle of a full
A blonde takes off the top of her bikini
to go swimming in a pool.
A guy gets out of bed fully naked to look
out a window and his girlfriend shows a
tit shot while in bed.
There's a corpse of a breasted woman.
A tennis player is taking a shower bare
breasted at times exposing her butt and
briefly shows her vagina while changing.
She is fully breasted while running away
from the chainsaw killer.
An abusive mother is
bloodily hacked by a saw along with her
sawed off head in a closet.
A co-ed's head is chopped off by a
Pieces of another co-ed's body is spotted
near a swimming pool.
A dancer has her arms sawed off in an
A woman is bloodily stabbed on a
A tennis player is sawed in half in a
There's a bloody ending but that would
We have some
excellent windy synthesizer music during
most scene's of this film as well as the
odd cheesy chiming music and a quarter
way when they solve who the killer is
great adventureous music which is the
only good thing with this turkey composed
Riggs: BASTARD! BASTARD! BASTARD!