Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers

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"They charge an arm and a leg!"
  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 15 min
  • 5.3  (3,846)

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a 1988 horror-comedy film directed by Fred Olen Ray. The movie stars Gunnar Hansen, most famous for portraying Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Linnea Quigley, and John Henry Richardson. The movie centers around a private detective, Jack Chandler (Richardson), who is hired by a man named Mr. King to investigate his daughter's disappearance. The woman in question, Samantha (Quigley), is part of a group of hookers who are notorious for using chainsaws to dispatch their clients. Along with Samantha's friend and fellow prostitute, Mercedes (Michelle Bauer), they end up leading Chandler on a wild and violent journey through the seedy underbelly of Hollywood.

As the investigation unfolds, Chandler begins to uncover the sinister motivations behind the chainsaw-wielding hookers. He also finds himself getting dangerously close to Samantha, who has her own reasons for being involved in Mr. King's schemes.

Throughout the film, the audience is treated to gory and over-the-top scenes of violence and humor, all seemingly inspired by B-movies from the 1950s and 60s. There are also nods to classic horror films, such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Psycho, and even a cameo appearance by Troma Entertainment founder, Lloyd Kaufman.

Despite the ridiculous premise and low-budget production, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is filled with memorable characters, quotable one-liners, and enough gore to satisfy horror fans. Quigley's performance as the tough and seductive Samantha is especially noteworthy, as she manages to make the character both alluring and dangerous.

As a horror-comedy, the movie is successful in its use of humor to lighten up the otherwise gruesome subject matter. However, some viewers may find the humor too cheesy or the plot too thin to fully engage with.

Overall, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a fun and entertaining romp through the sleazier side of Hollywood. It's not a groundbreaking or highly regarded film, but it's a cult classic that continues to attract fans for its campy charm and eccentricity.

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a 1988 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 15 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (3,846)