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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Unrated | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Siedow ...
Bill Johnson ...
Ken Evert ...
Harlan Jordan ...
Kirk Sisco ...
James N. Harrell ...
Cut-Rite Manager
Lou Perryman ...
L.G. McPeters (as Lou Perry)
Barry Kinyon ...
Judy Kelly ...
Gourmet Yuppette
John Martin Ivey ...
Kinky Friedman ...
Sports Anchorman


Radio DJ Vanita 'Stretch' Brock's open request night is plagued by the annoying phone pranking of two road tripping, party-hard, hoodlums, but things take a disturbing turn when the hoodlums meet their demise at the hands of familiar chainsaw wielding maniacs. With the entire gruesome ordeal recorded on tape, Stretch seeks out the help of a former Texas Marshall who's on a personal quest of vengeance against this family of cannibals. While at first he turns her down, he eventually decides to use her tape to his advantage, asking her to air it during her request block- effectively baiting the cannibals to the radio station where he'll personally deal with them. Written by Flixfanatic (moviemaniacjoe@msn.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2  »

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Box Office


$4,700,000 (estimated)


$8,025,872 (USA)

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(Ontario) (cut) | (original uncut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final film of Jim Siedow. See more »


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 »


[Buzz and Rick are on the phone to Stretch]
Buzz: This is for Rick the Prick; he wants to hear "Bright Lights, Big Titties"!
Rick: Wrong! I don't wanna hear it - I wanna see it! "Bright Lights, Big Titties!" Woo!
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) See more »


Life Is Hard
Performed by Timbuk 3
Written by Pat MacDonald (as Pat McDonald)
Published by Mambadaddi Music/I.R.S. Music, Inc. (BMI)
Produced by Dennis Herring
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User Reviews

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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