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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

X  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  22 August 1986 (USA)
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A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

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Harlan Jordan ...
Patrolman
Kirk Sisco ...
Detective
James N. Harrell ...
Cut-Rite Manager
Lou Perryman ...
L.G. McPeters (as Lou Perry)
Barry Kinyon ...
Mercedes Driver
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Gunner
Judy Kelly ...
Gourmet Yuppette
John Martin Ivey ...
Yuppie
Kinky Friedman ...
Sports Anchorman
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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. Written by Winnowill <an209309@anon.penet.fi>

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After a decade of silence... The buzzz is back!

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2  »

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$4,700,000 (estimated)

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$8,025,872 (USA)
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In the original screenplay, Stretch was going to be Lefty Enright's illegitimate daughter. See more »

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Obvious stunt double for Lefty when he uses the chainsaw to slice the big log. See more »

Quotes

Drayton: I thought you took care of her already.
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Very different, and inferior, but fun sequel to the horror classic
11 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sequels have been around since who knows when. They are a permanent part of our culture, which is both a positive and a negative thing when you look at it. By definition a sequel is a continuation of a story, but often times the magic just isn't there the second time around. You have to find a way to keep things fresh, while keeping fans happy by not straying too far from what came before. The original 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' is one of the most frightening and powerful horror films of all time and would be a tough act to follow. Tobe Hooper, director and co-writer, of said film would take a stab at following it up with the first of a few sequels 12 years later. What he came up with is one of the most bizarre horror films ever and one that thankfully is not a xerox copy of it's predecessor.

Pros: Great cast and everyone seems to be having the time of their lives. Tongue is planted firmly in cheek. Tom Savini's effects are top-notch. Plenty of blood and gore. Moves at a decent pace. Fabulous design on the families hideout. Good score. You'll love to hate the Sawyer family again, which includes a truly twisted new addition.

Cons: The change in tone is fine, but this sequel is really lacking in the scare and suspense department. Plot wears thin. Some scenes drag on a bit too long. Ends rather abruptly.

Final thoughts: Can't compare with the original, but this belated sequel is still a joy to watch for fans. It's not one of those sequels that seems to have been made solely for the money. Like the first film it was a labor of love and it's nice to know that some filmmakers really do care about pleasing their audience. The saw is here to stay!

My rating: 3.5/5


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