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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

 -  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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Jim Siedow ...
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Bill Johnson ...
Ken Evert ...
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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Comedy | Horror

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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The controversial "butcher cover" of The Beatles album "Yesterday and Today" can be seen hanging in the radio station. See more »

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At the beginning, when the two guys in the car are shooting signs, two holes appear in the Mesquite/Dallas sign, but only one shot is fired from the single-barreled gun. See more »

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Chop Top: Uh, I wanna... I wanna buy some uh, radio add time.
Vantia 'Stretch' Block: [getting nervous] Are you fucking crazy? We are closed. Off the air till' tomorrow. You'll have to just... come... back...
Chop Top: No but... but yeah but... Whoa.
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At the very end of the closing credits, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre logo appears briefly and the end title song is replaced by a loud chainsaw buzz noise. See more »

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Crazy Crazy Mama
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Although not the serious sequel we were expecting but it is entertaining for a messy sequel.
25 August 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

For 14 years, there's has been reports of disturbing, horrific murders. The weapon of choice is a Chainsaw to these horrible crimes. When a tough as nails late-night disc jockey (Caroline Williams) accidentally caught their last crime on a tape from a telephone call by two rich kids (Barry Kingon & Chris Dovriads). A former Texas ranger by the name of Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) is obsessed for years trying to catch these psychotic mass-murderer. The only person is left to help is the disc jockey. When Lefty persuades her to play the tape. She haven't realize that she is the only witness (soundwise) to the crime & she lure the maniacs out of their hiding places and try to get rid of her.

Directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Eaten Alive, Salem's Lot) made a wilder, hilarious, straight-face spoof of the original. It's seems that Hooper wanted to make fun of his original film and make it different. Dennis Hopper did definitely did this film for the money but Hopper seems to be enjoying himself in some scenes. This has terrific make-up effects by Tom Savini (Creepshow, Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th). The movie even has a Stanley Kubrick reference! This film did OK at the box office but it become more successful on video.

DVD has an fine non-anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer (also in Pan & Scan) and an good-Dolby Surround 2.0 Sound. DVD only extra is the original theatrical trailer. An alternative version exist of the film with 14 minutes of additional footage on Laserdisc & VHS.

The latest DVD transfer from MGM/Fox is superb. This new DVD titled "The Gruesome Edition" is excellent. There's two commentary tracks by the filmmaker, the cast and make-up effects artists. Which no doubt... they are informative, entertaining, funny and never boring. Commentary one is by the director and documentarian filmmaker:David Gregory (Who directed "The Shocking Truth" for the latest Two Disc Set for the original "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"). Commentary Two is by actors:Bill Moseley and Caroline Williams, Make-Up effects artist:Tom Savini and DVD Producer:Michael Felsher. DVD includes:A Six Part featurette titled "It Runs in the Family", Deleted Scenes and more.

The crazed killers are played by Bill Johnson as Leatherface, Bill Moseley as Chop-Top, Jim Siedow as Drayton Sawyer & Ken Evert as Grandpa. Siedow is the only actor is back from the original. Moseley as Chop-Top is a total hoot. This film is not as good as the original but only funnier! Written by L.M. Kit Carson (Paris, Texas). (****/*****).


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