Welcome to the official Gunnar Hansen website.

Enjoy your visit.

Many thanks to David Royal for the excellent redesign and all his work to bring me into the 21st century.

One of Gunnar’s favorite recipes

Of course it was always better when he prepared it. He was a very good cook!

Buy & Read Chain Saw Confidential Now!

Or listen to Gunnar reading the book!

Chain Saw Confidential

Chain Saw Confidential tells the inside story of how we made The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and why it is so hated and loved. You can buy it at all bookstores, or on the sites below. It is also available as an audio book on And, yes, I’m reading it to you. What’s better than that?


Barnes & Noble

Indie Bound

Chronicle Books

A New Chain Saw Massacre Book!

I am now writing Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made America’s Most Notorious Horror Movie.

Chain Saw Confidential will tell the story of how we made the original Chain Saw and look at its place in horror. It will be an insider’s view like no other.

I’ll be collecting names and contact info at upcoming shows from those of you who want to know more. You can also send a note with that info to me at P.O. Box 211, Northeast Harbor ME 04662. Please include an e-mail address to receive updates.

For now, I’m pounding those keys.

One more thing. Click here for Fangoria’s announcement of the book.