Dennis Hopper (dressed as his character ‘Lt. Boude “Lefty” Enright’) and director Tobe Hooper on the set of the 1986 film, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2’.
As I know many of our Dangerous Minds readers are also fans of movies that curdle even the blackest of blood-types, I’m sure that you will enjoy ogling these “behind the scenes” shots from some of my favorite horror films like Dario Argento’s Suspiria, the second installment of Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw franchise, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (that features a chainsaw-wielding Dennis Hopper, pictured above), and the films of the great John Carpenter, among others.
Dario Argento goofing around on the set of his 1977 film, ‘Suspiria.’
Images of Dario Argento not being laser-serious for a change on set (pictured above), to candid photos of actors hanging out during their downtime still dressed like their gory characters, as well as amusing shots of FX master, Tom Savini in action happily creating fiends that have frequented your nightmares for the last few decades, follow. That said, some of what you’re about to see should be considered NSFW. But you knew that the minute I said “chainsaw massacre,” right?
Director John Carpenter with P.J. Soles and John Michael Graham on the set of ‘Halloween,’ 1978.
A behind-the-scenes shot from John Carpenter’s 1982 film, ‘The Thing.’
Dario Argento securing a noose around actress Eva Axén in preparation of one of cinema’s greatest death scenes from ‘Suspiria.’
Tom Savini goofing off on the set of Friday the 13th, 1980 (directed by Sean S. Cunningham).
Actress Linda Blair’s body double becoming the unforgettable character of ‘Regan MacNeil’ on the set of the 1973 film, ‘The Exorcist’ (directed by William Friedkin).
Actor Richard Brooker dressed as prolific slasher, ‘Jason Voorhees’ taking a break on the set of ‘Friday the 13th Part III,’ 1982 (directed by Steve Miner).
Director Tobe Hooper behind the scenes on the set of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,’ 1986.
Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi taking a break on the set of the 1985 film, ‘Phenomena.’
Dario Argento giving up-close direction to actress Clara Calamai on the set of ‘Deep Red’ (also known as ‘Profondo Rosso’), 1975.
Behind the scenes of John Carpenter’s film, The ‘Thing,’ 1982.
Two versions of slasher Michael Myers hanging out behind the scenes of ‘Halloween.’
FX master Tom Savini playing around with actress Caroline Williams and one of his gory ‘creations’ behind the scenes of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.’
Actress Linda Blair posing with the robotic version of her character ‘Regan MacNeil’ from ‘The Exorcist.’
Tobe Hooper and ‘DJ Vanita “Stretch” Brock’ (played by actress Caroline Williams) surrounded by fake body parts on the set for the 1986 film, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.’
Actor Donald Pleasence, actor Dick Warlock in his ‘Michael Myers,’ costume, and Jamie Lee Curtis goofing off at a hospitality table behind the scenes of John Carpenter’s 1981 film, ‘Halloween II.’
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Stunning fluorescent stills from Dario Argento’s horror masterpiece ‘Suspiria’