Rondo and Bob: Horror Documentary Review

“The evil that men do lives after them,” Robert Burns repeats the quote from Julius Caesar in the documentary Rondo and Bob as he struggles to imitate the emotions of Marc Antony in a school play. It might seem like a throwaway line, but the flashback scene provides insight into a young man whose instrumental work and talent made Tobe Hooper‘s 1974 horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre so successful.

Rondo and Bob - Courtesy October Coast and Electric Entertainment
Rondo and Bob – Courtesy October Coast and Electric Entertainment

Written and directed by Joe O’Connell, Rondo and Bob explores the passion the late Robert “Bob” Burns (reenacted by Ryan Williams) had with the journalist-turned-actor Rondo Hatton (reenacted by Joseph Middleton) as separate yet interconnected sagas of two icons who never met.

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