Thursday, August 7, 2014


RIP to Marilyn Burns, departed at 64.

A native of my beloved hometown of Erie, Pa., she was unforgettable as the hapless heroine of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and as Linda Kasabian in the original Helter Skelter TV miniseries. She also appeared in Tobe Hooper’s lurid, little-remembered giant crocodile shocker of 1977, Eaten Alive. So…

Monster-of-the-Week: …in her honor let’s give the nod to the hungry leading reptile of that bizarre swamp melodrama…

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