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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
After a decade of silence... The buzzz is back!
Young DJ Vantia Block 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.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is angrier, bleaker and more focused on carefully and hilariously collaborated satirization. If the first film was at its base level a portrait of evil within a time full of outside fears but ignorant to the internal, Tobe Hooper's sequel is an all out attack on both the outskirts and the interior on American culture; the Reagan administration and the vast rise of familial crimes gets it the worst, but as do those willing to turn to apathy on it all. The first film may have been a black comedy in Hooper's eyes, but it's hardly a film anyone else - who's sane - could view as amusing. This, however, is a nutty riot of…
Part of Hoop-Tober
“Hell. Hell’s exactly what they raised.”
One of life’s fundamental truths is that anticipation—the limitless imaginary filigrees that accompany the expectation of something happening—is frequently superior to actual experience. One visualizes each upcoming adventure as its best possible version, only to be faced with the often disappointing reality. The dream is so much better than the awakening.
It's a fundamental truth of horror films as well. The camera gliding down a dimly lit hallway is unbearably tense, carrying with it nervous excitement as to what might lurk just around the corner. But the monster’s revelation often comes with a thud—it’s not as scary as the monster in our minds. The same applies to the horror sequel, which…
There really isn't anything quite as disappointing as when you go a while without watching one of your past favorite horror films and it just is not quite as good as it once was for you. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is still a hell of a lot of fun but I am not sure if I can still say that I enjoy it more than the original (I didn't say it is better than the original, just that I used to have more fun with it/liked it more).
Film #6 of Hoop-Tober.
After reading many positives reviews for this sequel, I was looking forward to watching it. I've got to say this was an embarrassment when compared to the original. Very disappointing.
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It's campy, it's crazy, it's funny and on top of all that it's a good lookin' movie.
I'm slightly ashamed that it took me this long to see this sequel. I loved the original as a teenager and I guess I just always assumed the sequel would be unnecessary and disappointing.
I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong and I was really fucking wrong about this one.
This time around you have Dennis Hopper chasing those backwoods cannibals across Texas and Caroline Williams as the radio DJ who gets caught up in the middle.
Then there's Bill Mosely as Chop Top, Leatherface's batshit insane hippy brother with a metal plate on his scalp and an appetite for his own…
I was hoping to see this film as the underrated horror/black comedy it has been touted to be by some, but wow, that was seriously underwhelming.
The film wasn't funny, it wasn't suspenseful, it didn't have a single interesting character to latch onto, the dialogue made no sense (even the non crazy characters), the camerawork wasn't as good as the original and the sound design wasn't even in the same ballpark.
I appreciate when a sequel isn't a carbon copy of the first film, and when a director is willing to take something in a different direction, but when a film is even worse stand alone than it is as a sequel, you have a problem.
Points for set design and gore.
Truth be told, I don't rate THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE that highly either, but completely understand why it's widely considered a horror classic. At least it took itself seriously and managed to sustain a compelling, dreadful, isolating atmosphere. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 is a huge disappointment coming from the same director, Tobe Hooper.
This time, there's only one real "hero" figure--a local Texas D.J known as "Stretch" (Caroline Williams), who incurs the wrath of 'Leatherface' and the rest of his cannibalistic clan after playing an 'audio snuff tape' on-air (a recording of two yuppies being attacked and killed by Leatherface while calling her radio station, in a ridiculously unlikely opening sequence involving a never-ending bridge). Along for the ride…
I completely hated this the first time I saw it. I was 13, and my friend and I watched it back to back with the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which is probably the worst way to watch it - the goofy humor and over the top gore seemed like a slap in the face of everything I loved about the movie I'd just watched. Those are the same things I like about the sequel now, although I'm still skeptical when I read it praised as "satire" - having Leatherface saw yuppies in two is very gratifying, but I'm not sure it counts as social commentary, especially since the movie abandons it after the bridge scene. The movie's a mess…
I was surprised how much I loved the original, and was semi-excited for this, but was really disappointed. The energy of the original is completely missing and it feels derivative of the 80s horror like the Friday the 13th and the Nightmare on Elm Street series which were themselves derivative of the original Texas Chainsaw.
With Rhys, Emma and Chris
Goofy, comedic version of the first one, with the same family aged 14 years - and Dennis Hopper is a really large hat, chasing them down.
The first time we meet chop-top in this - it's reminiscent of Ledger's Joker to me...
der an ed gein angelehnte film kann durchaus überzeugen. ein cooler anhalter, ne schmucke kettensäge, eine nette maske und ein paar ahnungslose opfer, was braucht man mehr?
You think a sequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre couldn't equal the craziness of the original but then you've got Dennis Hopper swinging dual chainsaws around and declaring he's THE LORD OF THE HARVEST and you realize "Yep, it can.".
FINALLY I have seen the sequel to one of the greatest horror films of all time! I had always heard the sequel was tonally different from its predecessor. I LOVE the tone of the original film.
And I LOVE the tone of this film as as well! Sometimes sequels are praised for being bold and different (Aliens) and sometimes they aren't and this one is the latter, which is a shame, because if everyone took the first film out of mind this is a crazy awesome batshit insane slasher movie! Every scene just screams cult status!
Caroline Williams as Stretch is just an amazing Final Girl. She is one of my all time favorites. An 80s' DJ? What a badass.…
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