Working on chainsaw gang..

Nothing makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck more than the sight of a ghoulish, blood-soaked fiend wielding a chain saw, unless of course it’s the scream of the motor revving and the sickly smell of burning diesel coming from the apparatus itself.
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Anyone who has seen or even just heard of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” – either the original 1974 version or the 2003 remake has an innate, instinctive horror of being dismembered by this once innocent wood-cutting device.
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Chainsaws have been around since the 1930s but were not depicted as weapons of mass gore until the 60s, likely due to early censorship restrictions on graphic violence in movies which is still in place in the public television arena.
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The first use of a chain saw for movie violence was in the 1968 film “Dark of the Sun” where a chain saw was used during a brief scuffle. ¬†In 1970’s splatter film “The Wizard of Gore” an evil magician uses a chain saw to cut one victim in half as part of his stage show. She appears normal after the show but is later found dead, cut in half by a chain saw.
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Although Wes Craven’s “The Last House on the Left” (1972) was later referred to as “The Original Chainsaw Massacre” in re-release advertising campaigns, it only had one chainsaw scene near the end of the movie. ¬
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And then came “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” loosely based on famous murderer Ed Gein. Although Gein reportedly dismembered his victims post mortem, Tobe Hooper went one further and had him wielding a chain saw like a battle axe, slashing everything in sight in a murderous bloodbath. The real Gein only actually killed two women (and not with a chain saw) – although he did have a penchant for digging up corpses and fashioning knickknacks from their bones and skin.
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The movie inspired one direct sequel, two standalone sequels, a remake in 2003 and even a “prequel.”
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Since then dozens of B list horror movies filmed in Hollywood and Tokyo have featured chainsaw-wielding maniacs in their quest for gore, gore and more gore. Let’s face it, if you want to kill someone in a spectacular way and have lots of blood spurting everywhere, few weapons are more effective than a chainsaw.
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In reality, a chainsaw is heavy, unwieldy, loud, dangerous to the user and kind of expensive compared to other potential weapons, so real life chainsaw attacks and murders are quite rare.
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Just ask any member of the Chain Saw Gang at Cutting Edge Haunted House, it takes a lot of strength to wave a chain saw around all night. These guys train for months, bulking up in the gym, eating their spinach and practicing their technique for hours on end. It’s not as easy as it looks – it takes finesse, strength and a certain amount of grace to wield a chain saw and make it look natural.
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In fact, it should be an Olympic sport.
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Of course, the Cutting Edge removes the chains, so that although it looks, sounds and smells like an actual running chain saw – because it is – it won’t cut off your arm should one of these guys happen to, er, slip‚Ķ ¬†No, no, that never happens. ¬†Really, we haven’t lost a customer – yet.