You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a self-styled cult film that is entertaining for its intended fringe audience.

With:
Gunnar Hansen Linnea Quigley Jay Richardson Michelle Bauer Dawn Wildsmith

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a self-styled cult film that is entertaining for its intended fringe audience.

Private dick Jay Richardson is hired to find runaway teenage beauty Linnea Quigley, whose dad had been suspected of child abuse. He finds her stripping in a topless club; she slips him a mickey and he awakes to find himself in the midst of a blood cult ritual presided over by Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre).

Spoof goes over the edge when cult is revealed to be worshipping the chainsaw, ‘the cosmic link by which all things are united.’ Pic’s highpoint is an outrageous sequence when voluptuous Michelle Bauer, posing as a hooker, covers her Elvis wall poster with plastic as she strips to an Elvis soundalike record and then bloodily cuts up her customer with a chainsaw. Pic climaxes with a dueling chainsaws battle between Quigley and Bauer.

Richardson is okay as the private eye given to clutzy voiceover, but Hansen’s line readings are flat.

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers

Production: Savage Cinema. Dir Fred Olen Ray; Producer Fred Olen Ray; Screenplay Fred Olen Ray, T.L. Lankford; Camera Scott Ressler; Editor William Shaffer; Music Michael Perilstein Art Dir Corey Kaplan

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1988. Running time: 74 MIN.

With: Gunnar Hansen Linnea Quigley Jay Richardson Michelle Bauer Dawn Wildsmith

More Film

  • Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Kindergarten

    Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Kindergarten Teacher' Sells to Netflix

    Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a self-styled cult film that is entertaining for its intended fringe audience. Private dick Jay Richardson is hired to find runaway teenage beauty Linnea Quigley, whose dad had been suspected of child abuse. He finds her stripping in a topless club; she slips him a mickey and he awakes to find […]

  • 'Mug' Review: Blackhearted Satire on Small-Minded,

    Berlin Film Review: 'Mug'

    Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a self-styled cult film that is entertaining for its intended fringe audience. Private dick Jay Richardson is hired to find runaway teenage beauty Linnea Quigley, whose dad had been suspected of child abuse. He finds her stripping in a topless club; she slips him a mickey and he awakes to find […]

  • Richard Glickman Dead

    Richard Glickman, Engineer and Fog Machine Designer, Dies at 91

    Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a self-styled cult film that is entertaining for its intended fringe audience. Private dick Jay Richardson is hired to find runaway teenage beauty Linnea Quigley, whose dad had been suspected of child abuse. He finds her stripping in a topless club; she slips him a mickey and he awakes to find […]

  • Aga

    Berlin Film Review: 'Ága'

    Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a self-styled cult film that is entertaining for its intended fringe audience. Private dick Jay Richardson is hired to find runaway teenage beauty Linnea Quigley, whose dad had been suspected of child abuse. He finds her stripping in a topless club; she slips him a mickey and he awakes to find […]

  • Guillermo del Toro Shape of Water

    'Shape of Water' Lawsuit Spurs Debate Amid Oscar Voting

    Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a self-styled cult film that is entertaining for its intended fringe audience. Private dick Jay Richardson is hired to find runaway teenage beauty Linnea Quigley, whose dad had been suspected of child abuse. He finds her stripping in a topless club; she slips him a mickey and he awakes to find […]

  • 'This Is Me' Catapults 'Greatest Showman'

    'This Is Me' Catapults 'Greatest Showman' Soundtrack Toward One Billion Streams

    Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a self-styled cult film that is entertaining for its intended fringe audience. Private dick Jay Richardson is hired to find runaway teenage beauty Linnea Quigley, whose dad had been suspected of child abuse. He finds her stripping in a topless club; she slips him a mickey and he awakes to find […]

  • Rex Pickett

    Rex Pickett's Drama 'Repairman' Moving Forward as a Movie

    Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a self-styled cult film that is entertaining for its intended fringe audience. Private dick Jay Richardson is hired to find runaway teenage beauty Linnea Quigley, whose dad had been suspected of child abuse. He finds her stripping in a topless club; she slips him a mickey and he awakes to find […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content