The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
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Over ten years after making the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper returns to his deranged family of reclusive cannibals for another round of chainsaw chases and non-stop screaming. Hooper brings a real budget this time (having recently directed Poltergeist for Steven Spielberg) and the talents of veteran make-up artist Tom Savini. This means he can make things bigger, louder, and gorier than ever before -- and they are. He also brings a wacky, self-deprecating sense of humor, as if
Aug 22, 1986 Limited
Aug 1, 2000
Media Home Entertainment
Lt. "Lefty" Enright
Vanita "Stretch" Bro...
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James N. Harrell
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Part 2 has a lot of blood and disembowelment, to be sure, but it doesn't have the terror of the original, the desire to be taken seriously. It's a geek show.
Sure, there's a lot more gore and some chainsaw violence paying off for what wasn't seen in its predecessor, but this leaves a lot to be desired when all is said and done
Seems intent on mocking the first film, rather than paying respect to it and sewing a new narrative.
But time has been kind to this strange movie, and now it plays like a bizarre satire of 80s excess-kind of like a backwoods version of American Psycho with equal parts gross-out humor and over-the-top acting.
A good deal gorier and more disturbing than the original. Certainly it's far better than the soulless 2003 remake.
A ripe and wicked horror-comedy, as black as pitch and every bit as violent as naysayers mistakenly accused the first film of being.
There is absolutely nothing to distract us from the sheer misery of watching oblivious clowns cracking awful jokes.
Society is restored as before, but it's a society based on victims and victimizers. De Sade rewrites Darwin.
...if nothing else, the entire flick may be worth a look for the absurd moment in which Leatherface breaks loose with a particularly apt example of the ol' shifty eye.
The film feels as if Hooper himself has nothing but contempt for the original and went out of his way to tear it down.
'Bloody' good fun....Hooper's still the man when it comes to horror
It's all good as long as you consider it a blacker than black comedy (and not a horror movie).
The most tedious crapfest I've sat through in a while. Annoying characters who never shut up. Even some amusing moments with Hopper can't save it.
Nothing says subversive like a good horror film, and Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is as subversive as they come.
Gratuitously violent, and none too subtle (it lacks the subversive qualities of the original) it's also undeniably funny, maniacally energetic fare with a liberal smattering of enjoyable set-pieces.
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- Drayton Sawyer the Cook: I thought you took care of her already.
- Chop-Top: Yeah well, Leatherface killed her once already, but LOOK! She's Red-faced. Oh, Bubba's been playing with her, Bubba likes her. Bubba's got a girlfriend!
- Lt. "Lefty" Enright: It's the Devil's playground!
- Chop-Top: Me and my little brother listen to you every night.
- TV Commentator: On the afternoon of August 18th, 1973, five young people in a Volkswagen van ran out of gas on a farm road in South Texas. Four of them were never seen again. The next morning the one survivor, Sally Hardesty-Enright, was picked up on a roadside; Blood cloaked and screaming murder. Sally said she had broken out of a window in Hell. The girl babbled a mad tale: a cannibal family in an isolated farmhouse? chain-sawed fingers and bones? her brother, her friends hacked up for barbecue? chairs made out of human skeletons? Then she sank into catatonia. Texas lawmen mounted a month-long manhunt, but could not locate the macabre farmhouse. They could find no killers and no victims. No facts; no crime. Officially, on the records, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre never happened. But during the last 13 years, over and over again reports of bizarre, grisly chainsaw mass-murders have persisted all across the state of Texas. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has not stopped. It haunts Texas. It seems to have no end.
- Chop-Top: Lick my plate, you dog d**k!
- Chop-Top: (asks Leatherface, after he attacks Stretch) Did you get her, Bubba? Did you get that bitch? She was my fave, but she knew, and now, nobody knows. (angrily yells) Look what you did to my plate you bitch! (talks calmly again) You got her? Did you get her good? Slap me five. I got one, too. A bonus body!
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