Mark Redfield, Stuart Voytilla, Kit Bateman (executive), David Calhoun (executive), John Hutchinson (executive), Rick Kelton (executive), John Krokidas (executive), Roland Mazzone (executive) for Redfield Arts, It Came from Planet X
directed by Jimmyo Burril
starring April Monique Burril, Mark Redfield, Alec Joseph, David Calhoun, Kristen Hudson, Brad Smoley, Jennifer Rouse, Lesley Vernot, Gunnar Hansen, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Suzi Lorraine, Shawn Jones, Melissa Griffith, Andy Wentsel, Jennifer Hessler, Angela Eraulth, Chuck Richard, Archie Williams, Bill Pangeotou, George Stover, Deborah L.Murphy, Curt Boushel, J.R.Lyston, Rock Savage, Fran Lane, Lilly Burril, Jessie Hutchinson, Aaron Martinek, Michael A.Kinauer, Ted Carroll, Waymara Adomo-Diaz, Jamie Taylor, Alexxus Young, Heather Verdui, Jessica Haley, Jennifer Haley, Kit Batman, Beth Hillyard, D.J.Summitt, Joe Anastaso, Count Gore DeVol (= Richard Dyszel), Katie Taylor
written by Jimmyo Burril, music by Jamie Taylor, special effects by Eric Supensky
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By day, Sally (April Monique Burril) is a wallflower-type librarian,
but by night, she relishes in dressing rather outrageously and killing
people and taking them apart with various tools she gets from the local
hardware store (which is run by Herschell Gordon Lewis himself), but
mainly people who deserved it (like those who are noisy in the
library or forget to bring back their library books).
With this set up the action shifts to Porterville, one of these small
and sleepy American towns that you wind scattered across the country a
dime a dozen - but which city developer Harvey Benton (David Calhoun)
wants to turn into a booming center of commerce - but for doing this, he
has to buy the land of Steve Kellerman (Mark Redfield). Thing is, Steve is
already a rich man, so he doesn't really need Benton's money (even if he
offers thrice the amount the land is worth), instead he decides to go to
the local library to make some investigations about his property, with the
help of Sally. Soon, he stumbles upon a tale about a family that has been
murdered in a farmhouse on the land 15 years ago, but neither the killers
nor the kids of the family were ever found - but of course, we the
audience know that the kids are really Sally and her effeminate and
crossdressing brother Ruby (Alec Joseph), while the killers were killed by
daddy (Gunnar Hansen of Texas
Chainsaw Massacre-fame) himself using his chainsaw (what else)
just before breathing his last. And the bodies of the killers were hidden
by Sally and Ruby (their young versions played by Lilly Burril and Jessie
Hutchinson), who since then have developed a rather weird relationship
towards corpses and killing in general.
Soon, a sort-of relationship develops between Steve and Sally, but
Harvey Benton is so hell-bent on getting Steve's property that he tells
his Barbie doll assistant Cynthia (Kristen Hudson) to do everything (and
you know what I mean with everything) to make him sell - which is a double
blow for Sally, not only does she really like Steve, also the hideout of
her and her brother is on Steve's land, and if the land is sold for
So Sally makes up a diabolical plan: she lures Benton, Cynthia and the
mayor (Chuck Richard) all to her parents' old farmhouse where she brutally
kills and dismembers them, then she lures Steve there to, to make him call
the police - bad decision since Sally has already placed multiple
bodyparts in Steve's hotelroom just to make sure tht the police will
believe him to be the murderer ...
And while Steve ends up in an asylum wearing a strait jacket, Sally and
Ruby go on living their lives and doing their killings as if nothing had
The character Chainsaw Sally first saw the light of day as a character
on a popular horror website, but as her popularity grew and grew, it was
decided to turn her character into a (made-for-video-)film.
The film without a doubt has its moments of greatness (in a trash-cult
sort of way), but by and large, it's uneven. What's great about the film
is Chainsaw Sally herself, as played by April Monique Burril, who is
capable of portraying the wallflower aspect of the character as well as
her outrageous outbursts of violence and who is capable of handling the
silliest (and funniest) pieces of dialogue. The problem of the film is
that it wants to be way too much all at the same time: all-out gore movie,
black comedy, social satire, post-modern slasher, wannabe-cult, ...
and somehow, all these seperate elements just don't click right, which is
not at all helped by a not too strong script and occasionally uninspired
This is not to say that Chainsaw Sally is a bad movie, it's
still wicked fun from time to time - it just could have been much better.