The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ★★★★★

Tobe Hooper was a great artist who was seemingly able to manipulate dread as a tangible element. Here, the misery of the first Chain Saw is funnier than ever, refashioned into my absolute favorite type of horror movie: a loud, delirious amusement park ride terror film that is ultimately and supremely empathetic. It might even be better than its predecessor just for the way it takes the derangement of the first film and turns it into something so outrageous, although it wouldn’t have the same effect if it weren’t a followup to the weight of 74. As hilariously tragic as ever; celluloid with terror and disgust in its DNA.

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