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.




  • Ed Guinn and Jim Siedow in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
  • Dennis Hopper in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
  • Tobe Hooper and Caroline Williams in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
  • Tom Savini and Caroline Williams in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

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15 July 2004 | nicholas.rhodes
Fitting Sequel
Very similar to the first movie,some of the actors even

look the same ( those that survived first time round ). Granpa must be really old by now and he just cannot bring that hammer down with enough force to split the young ladies' head apart. I seem to remember him having the same trouble in the first film. The sets for the last half hour are really spaced out and I wonder where they shot it. There is more comedy and tongue-in-cheek humour than in the original film, and the glorifying of the chain saw as a "sacred" object is obviously pushed further! I reckon the directer wanted to get a few things across that he regretted not having put in the original film ! Picture quality is obviously better than first time round. I would say that what is missing is the novelty effect but with a sequel we obviously cannot expect that. If you liked the original movie, then this one shouldn't disappoint too much. I wonder what happened to Dennis Hopper in the end !

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Buzz and Ricks car they drive in the beginning is a 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL [R107].


Chop Top: Dog will hunt. Get that bitch, Leatherface. Get that bitch!
Chop Top: Dog will hunt.


When Leatherface bursts out the record vault, sparks fly out of Chop-Top's plate before he touches it with the blade. Also, he wasn't in his way, so the way he was running, he wouldn't strike him.

Crazy Credits

Drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs is listed in the end credits as "Gonzo Moviegoer," but his scene was cut prior to the film's release. Briggs would later complain about the cut in his newspaper column, blaming it (with tongue firmly in cheek) on the Russian premier Mikhail Gorbechev.

Alternate Versions

A special edition has been released on video. This edition adds some footage originally shot for the movie but not included in the theatrical version. This rough footage has dialogue but no music or sound effects and the video quality is atrocious. The new scenes include:

  • Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) strapping two chainsaws to himself with leather belts just outside the Sawyer family's hideout. He then sees the family's truck arriving and entering the underground cave.
  • A group of rioting football fans smash some cars in an underground parking lot. The chainsaw family arrives and proceeds to make mincemeat of all of them. ''Highlights'' include Leatherface slicing a guy's head in half and cutting off the hand of another (the severed hand then falls to the ground and gives Leatherface the finger!)
  • A guy (Joe Bob Briggs) descending a staircase to the garage together with two women and talking about splatter movie special effects. After he opens a door, Leatherface barges in and slaughters him (off-screen).
  • An alternate take of the scene where Stretch is hiding in the meat room and Leatherface comes in to butcher L.G. and remove his face.


No One Lives Forever
Performed by
Oingo Boingo
Written by Danny Elfman
Published by Little Maestro Music
Produced by Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek (as Steve Barteck)


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Comedy | Horror

Box Office


$4,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,822,439 24 August 1986

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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