THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986)


In 1974, filmmaker Tobe Hooper gave us a film so haunting that it still chills bones today.  But in 1986, he sequelized that film with something almost unrecognizable, yet very familiar.  That film was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.


Breakdown:
Young DJ Vanita "Stretch" Brock is hosting a music show when two renegade hoodlums phone her and start making trouble. The situation changes rapidly as the kids drive to a passageway and get sawed to pieces by Leatherface while the shocked DJ listens the kids' screams. Local sheriff approaches Block and convinces her to play the recording made from the phone call on radio, hoping that the killers would show up.

From Winnowill on IMDb

My thoughts:
Still, to this day, I'm not sure how I feel about TCM2.  It has some really memorable characters, including Bill Moseley's "Chop-Top".  The film is far less as gritty as the original.  You can tell this sequel had a bigger budget -- and maybe that even hurts it a little bit.  There's a large comedic factor this time around, although Hooper swears the original was intended as a "black comedy", although I don't anyone found it funny.

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