Must Read: Bill Moseley reminisces on Chop-Top & Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

One of the best things about Tobe Hooper's crazy-ass sequel to his original mad and macabre rural nightmare THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is Bill Moseley's classic turn as Chop-Top. 

Being that THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 just turned 31 years old, Mr. Moseley took to Facebook to do a bit of reminiscing on the film that started the ball rolling towards his now legendary genre status. And it's a bit touching, to say the least.

You can read Mosley's full Facebook post below and then make sure to let us know what you think of Chop-Top and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!


Wait a minute, 31 years since the release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2?! That ain't such a long time to a sequoia, but it's more than a lifetime to the likes of me (old Moseley Brothers lyric). Don't think I'll be thanking the Academy for TCM2, but I will thank director Tobe Hooper for taking a chance on me two years after watching the 20-second cameo I gave myself in my 5-minute moviette, The Texas Chainsaw Manicure; my old Hotchkiss classmate, Peter S. Seaman, for walking said videotape across the hall from his office to Tobe's at Paramount Pictures on that fateful day in 1984; the great Ed Neal for his indelibly psychotic performance as The Hitchhiker in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre that showed me the way as Plate Head; the late, great L.M. Kit Carson for a truly deranged script; Canon Films for paying me an extra $5000 (at the time, a great fortune. Well, it still is) to shave my head for the prosthetics applied by the King of Splatter himself, my great good friend Tom Savini and his merry band of makeup madmen, Gino Crognale, John Vulich (RIP), Sean McEnroe, Gabe Bartolos, Bart Mixon and Mitch DeVane; my co-stars Bill Johnson, who played a soulful lovelorn Leatherface; Caroline Williams, whose lung-bursting screams and shorty shorts were as impressive as they were inspiring; the late, great, Jim Siedow, aka Drayton Sawyer, who became a great friend both on and off the set (BTW, folks, Drayton is the oldest brother, not the father!). And finally to Choptop, who's with me every day, and without whom I might just be pumping your gas (at least in Oregon)! Dog will hunt!

The newest entry in the TCM franchise LEATHERFACE hits October 20th.

Extra Tidbit: What is your favorite Chop-Top line?
Source: Facebook



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