Circuit of the Americas
"...From the book Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: 30 Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas by Alison Macor. Copyright 2010 by Alison Macor..."
"..."I'd been covering the Austin film scene at that point for about six years or so," Macor said, "and I just thought, 'Well, is there a story here that I want to write?'" That was 2001. Nine years later, on the eve of the publication of Macor's Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: 30 Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas (UT Press), the answer, it seems, is a qualified yes..."
"...Once upon a time (back in 1995), this movie was titled The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and it starred a couple of “unknown” actors named Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey. The Austin-lensed film played a few festival dates (SXSW among them) and it was eventually picked up for distribution but then… well, it's a blurry story of delays and complications, which over the years have become so tangled that chainsaws themselves could not cut a clear swath through the overgrowth..."
"...For her 2010 book, Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: Thirty Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas, Macor interviewed virtually every industry luminary (Hooper, Linklater, Rodriguez) who lived or worked in the area. The complex web of collaborations she ultimately wove together, which won her the 2011 Peter C..."
"...Starring: Daisy McCrackin, Sean Patrick Thomas, Bianca Kajlich, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree and Jamie Lee Curtis. Rushing out the latest in this perrenial fall franchise during the sweat-soaked dog days of summer makes about as much sense as releasing Friday the 13th: The Spurting on Arbor Day (Finally! Putting those chainsaws to good use!), but as even the most die-hard gorehounds must realize by now, the Halloween series ceased making sense years ago..."
"...Unfortunately, before they can get their act together, hotel security drops by and leaves them, eventually, with another corpse. After a vaguely disturbing scene in which the boys load up on such high-desert incidentals as chainsaws, shovels, and gore-proof slickers, the deed is done and they return home to a life forever changed..."
"...Still, like Victor Frankenstein, his intentions were good, though the marketing juggernaut he's created is beginning to bear bitter fruit. Like chainsaws and Karo syrup, it comes, I suspect, with the terror-itory (as does Brad Dourif, whose brief cameo here is far more interesting than it should be)..."
"...Soon, the pair brought out reinforcements – chainsaws, riding mowers, skid-steer loaders – and cleared out acre upon acre of tall grass, cedar, and lifeless oaks that had been casualties of drought...."
"...Yet while Glenn is as happy to see parents drop their kids and hang out as he is to see them go through the haunt, it's still the scares that matter the most, and so the location is as much a source of unease as any single shock. That's why Glenn picked an old wooded ranch, close enough to the highway for an easy drive but remote enough that the sound of chainsaws has a different resonance..."
"...The most dystopian thing about Rollerball is that in the “not too distant future” the best public entertainment/bloodsport we could come up with is roller derby. No slam on roller derby, but this is America, goddamn it, and if we are going to do bloodsport it should involve monster trucks, dirt bikes, chainsaws, and piles of trashcan meth..."
"...Fortunately, on April 22-24 we celebrate a sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies: Buy as many batteries, hurricane shutters, emergency ladders, and portable generators as you need, and pay no sales tax at all. Sorry, car batteries, chainsaws, plywood, and camping supplies don't qualify..."
"...Chainsaws and redwood logs were banned from the Columbus Crew soccer stadium on Sunday, but the Portland Timbers won the MLS Cup anyway, beating Columbus 2-1: their first title, and the first title for any of the three "Cascadia Cup" teams from the Pacific Northwest. A well-deserved win for a well-managed team...."
"...9) Bayonetta 2/Sunset Overdrive (Platinum Games/Insomniac Games) While many big-budget games strive for realism, two titles went over-the-top to make players feel like badasses. Whether it was grinding on a wire to gun down foes or strapping chainsaws to your shoes to level a demon, there was always a sense of pure (if somewhat guilty) joy...."
"...It starts after their first haunted house, where they manage to piss off one of the haunters so badly that they're chased off the property. At this point, they're so annoying that you really hope that one of those chainsaws (a common tool to scare people out of haunts when their time is up) is real...."
"...We'd used Headcheese and Leatherface, but these were clearly working titles. We were tossing things around, Texas and chainsaws and that sort of thing, and he came up with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre...."
"...The night's special highlight is professional ice sculptor TJ Maclaskey, who will be carving a life-size Revival Motorcycle during the event. Let the chainsaws roar!..."
"...101B) All ages, sizes and genders welcome. Miniskirts and chainsaws not provided...."
"...CS: American Youth Works, for a long time, has played very minor roles in disasters, primarily in Texas. But when Katrina and Rita happened, we would send crews with chainsaws..."
"...I couldn’t believe that was my dad, Jon Dee Graham, up onstage playing with such powerful fury alongside Javier and Alejandro Escovdeo – a rock & roll wall of three guitars on fire. As KUTX’s Kevin Connor said, “They’re playing chainsaws.” The show was capped with an explosion of blood as Rey Washam’s thumbs both burst open thrashing his drums..."
"...Thirty-two years after the original comes Fede Alvarez's much-anticipated remake of Sam Raimi's cult favorite. Say hello to eerie books, chainsaws, and enough blood to quench even the most vampiric thirsts...."