Pamela "Pam"



Appears In:

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre


Kirk (boyfriend)
Sally Hardesty (friend)
Franklin Hardesty (friend)
Jerry (friend)

Type of Death:

Impaled through the back with a meat hook then placed inside a freezer and frozen to death.

Portrayed By:

Teri McMinn

Pamela "Pam" is a character from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. She is the third to die.

The Texas Chain Saw MassacreEdit

Pam goes with her friends on a road trip across Texas to be sure that her friend's grandfather's grave wasn't a victim of the recent grave robbings. During the trip she reads the horoscope to her friends. Later, they pick up an insane hitchhiker, who they kick out of the vehicle. The van runs out of gas. Pam goes on a walk with her boyfriend Kirk to find the local swimming hole. They encounter a place with a lot of wrecked cars and an engine is heard. They reach the Sawyers's House where Kirk wanted to get some gas for the van. Pam is skeptical but Kirk goes inside. Pam stays out and Kirk enters and is killed by Leatherface. Pam worries about Kirk , so she enters the house and finds a room with a lot of bones and furniture made of bones.


She gets sick of it and stumbles into the hallway where Leatherface appears. She attempts to flee but he grabs her

pam is Hooked to a hook in the hunkyard

and carries her into the slaughterhouse portion of the house and is placed on a meat hook. She then witnesses Kirk being cut with a chainsaw by Leatherface. Leatherface then puts her in a freezer to die. Later, she is found by Jerry (who was searching her and Kirk) and he tries to get her out but Leatherface appears and kills him. Then she is put back in the freezer never to be seen again. The assumption being that she was most likely used in the meal for the dinner.


  • Teri McMinn had to wear a harness that went between her legs. The harness was actually causing her pain making the hook scene real as far as pain.
  • She had the slowest death in the series impaled by meat hook then slowly frozen to death.
  • Her death is featured on the movie poster.
  • Pam and Kirk are partially to blame for the murders because they awakened Leatherface. That is the reason they are listed as Villains. Although Franklin was more to blame then they were.
  • Pam's hook scene is known as one of the most gruesome scenes in a slasher movie.
  • in the film´s timelines Pam died so Pam lives retcons the films due to her surviving the incident.