Gunnar Hansen of ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Fame Dead at 68

by Britt Hayes November 8, 2015 @ 10:18 AM
Gunnar Hansen, best known for playing the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface in Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, has passed away at the age of 68. Although he was known best for playing one of the most terrifying killers in movie history, Hansen was always described as a kind and soft-spoken man, happy to speak with his fans at horror conventions across the U.S. about his iconic film role.

‘E.T.’ Screenwriter Melissa Mathison Dies at 65

by Britt Hayes November 4, 2015 @ 6:15 PM
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If you are reading this website, then you grew up watching and loving the sci-fi family classic E.T. the Extraterrestrial. And while Steven Spielberg often receives most of the credit for E.T., it was Melissa Mathison and her beautiful mind that helped create the iconic alien and the world of his friend, Elliott. Mathison sadly passed away today at the age of 65, leaving behind a legacy of screenwriting credits for films you’ve seen and adored.

Maureen O’Hara, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ Actress and John Wayne Co-Star, Dead at 95

by Britt Hayes October 24, 2015 @ 1:09 PM
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Screen icon and legendary actress Maureen O’Hara has passed away at the age of 95, as reported by multiple outlets and confirmed by her family and agent. O’Hara was best known for her roles opposite John Wayne in films like Rio Grande, The Quiet Man and Big Jake, as well as classics like Miracle on 34th Street and The Parent Trap.

Catherine Coulson, Star of ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dead at 71

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 28, 2015 @ 7:49 PM
A sad day for fans of Catherine Coulson and Twin Peaks alike, as the actress behind one of the most iconic, if understated characters has passed away. The frequent David Lynch collaborator was also known for her work as a camera assistant, and was expected to reprise her role for Showtime’s upcoming Twin Peaks revival.

Wes Craven, Iconic Horror Filmmaker, Dead at 76

by Britt Hayes August 30, 2015 @ 8:52 PM
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As with most unfortunate news, this one comes to us abruptly with no warning. The great Wes Craven, the legendary horror filmmaker who brought us films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, has died at 76. Craven had been battling brain cancer and passed away in his home in Los Angeles.

Uggie, The Scene-Stealing Canine Star of ‘The Artist,’ Dead at 13

by Matt Singer August 12, 2015 @ 8:20 AM
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The Artist was never an easy sell. A black-and-white silent film made in 2011? With a cast of French actors unknown in America? A big part of what helped this unique project crossover with U.S. audiences, connect with viewers all over the world, and even win an Oscar for Best Picture was Uggie, the adorable Jack Russell Terrier owned by the film’s main character.

Legendary Wrestler and ‘They Live’ Star Roddy Piper Dead at 61

by Britt Hayes July 31, 2015 @ 5:33 PM
This is a pretty huge blow to fans of wrestling, but also to fans of awesome humans in general. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the legendary wrestling star and actor, has passed away at the age of 61. Piper had previously been struggling with cancer, but according to early reports, his death was the result of a cardiac arrest.