The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

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A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.


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  • Ed Guinn and Jim Siedow in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
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Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

L.M. Kit Carson, Tobe Hooper (film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre")

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11 November 2017 | Platypuschow
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| The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: Thoroughly strange film
In 1974 upon the release of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre it was immediately met with shock and became an overnight sensation. It was horrifying and people had seen little like it before.

It's creators clearly never saw the potential for a franchise as it took twelve years before a sequel came out.

Tobe Hooper returns for this odd little film, odd because it follows a dark gritty horrific gory serious horror with a colourful campy and often comedic effort.

The movie revolves around the demented Sawyer family and the random killing sprees they go on. But when they get outed by a DJ they go after her for revenge. Add to that Dennis Hopper as a former US Marshall who is as crazy as the family themselves and you have a the recipe for a gory riot.

Trouble is I couldn't take it seriously, it simply didn't feel like a TCM movie! It was loud, colourful and the jokes flowed freely. Leatherface doesn't even get anymore screen time than the rest of the family and even he is goofy and no longer scary.

I have no idea what they were thinking when they made TCM 2, but it sure as hell doesn't work.

The Good:

Bill Moseley

The Bad:

The screaming, really!?

Such a crazy shift in genre

Sudden and dumb finale

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

LG has the hardest skull in the history of movies

"The sex" is a swindle

Chainsaw "Sword" fights aren't as exciting as you'd imagine

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Trivia

Caroline Williams revealed to Dread Central that she considers the character Vanita 'Stretch' Brock to have reappeared in two further films, only one of them part of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series.

She appears in the uncredited role of a TV reporter in Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) and, according to Williams, the director Jeff Burr told her "Look, I don't know how long these Chainsaw films will carry on, but I want to keep your character alive. I don't want to get rid of you. You are not mentioned anywhere in this screenplay, but I want to make sure that for the ages if anybody wants to revisit Stretch, it HAS to be you. [You will] be seen in Part III, the fans will know it's you."

In Hatchet III (2013) Williams plays the news reporter Amanda Palmer and she says that "BJ McDonnell told me, 'She's Stretch. That's what we're doing here.' I played the character of Amanda precisely as she would be. Stretch grew up, she changed her name, she married a law enforcement guy played by Zach Galligan, and she split [from him] because she's a woman who is obsessed with pursuing these legends... these myths, which in her mind are NOT myths."

Williams also appeared in _Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016)_ as a character called "Stretch", but Williams doesn't include this in her description of Vanita Brock's other movie appearances.


Quotes

Chop Top: 'NAM LAND!


Goofs

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


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.


Alternate Versions

A new DVD version was released in Australia in late 2006 with all scenes corrected.


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Haunted Head
Performed by
Concrete Blonde
Written by Johnette Napolitano
Published by Happy Hermit/I.R.S. Music, Inc. (BMI)
Produced by Earle Mankey

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