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Year
1986
Runtime
101 min.
Director
Tobe Hooper
Genres
Comedy, Horror
Rating *
5.6
Votes *
20,691
Checks
2,309
Favs
83
Dislikes
83
Favs/checks
3.6% (1:28)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. dpecora's avatar

    dpecora

    BUBBA'S GOT A GIRLFRIEND! 12 years 2 months ago
  2. cathedra's avatar

    cathedra

    its like a comedy-gore sequel, not even a little scary, but yes, so funny. 9 years 7 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an undisputed classic. Part 2, made 12 years later, has director Tobe Hooper working within that decade's slicker aesthetic to create something that's just as demented, but not as satisfying. The sequel starts like a more conventional slasher thriller - give or take Leatherface attacking a moving car with his chainsaw - starring Dennis Hopper as a vengeful connection to the earlier victims, and Caroline Williams as the scream queen/radio DJ who means to help him. But once we move to the cannibal family's new hide-out, it's the grandest of all Gignols, a Goonies adventure dressed in gore, and Williams screams her head off almost consistently through the last act. It's a very believable scream, but through overuse, goes from disconcerting to simply annoying. Similarly, there are a couple of very broad performances in the film that are very irritating. The giggling frat bro dies early on, but "Chop Top" lasts a long longer and is intolerable. That said, Hooper is the kind of horror director who feels a deep need to show you things you've never seen before, and that's as true here as in the original despite it being a derivation. 3 years 2 months ago
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