The first Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) has to be one of the most disturbing and bizarre movies I have ever seen. I could understand why, the movie was so realistic and it could happen in real life, because psychopaths like these do exist! Twelve years after the release of the original movie, the original director, Tobe Hooper, decided it was time to release a sequel. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 was released on August 22, 1986. The story takes place after the events of the first movie, and the opening sequence shows two drunk guys en route to Dallas who decide to prank call a local radio station, and the radio DJ Vanita Brock(Caroline Williams) is forced to keep the line open since the boys don’t want to hang up. While the boys continue talking and talking to Vanita, they are attacked by Leatherface, and the DJ overhears the chaos and records it on tape. One night, Vanita is asked by Lieutenant Enright (Dennis Hopper) to play the tape in order to make the police believe his claim that the “chainsaw killings” are real. All hell breaks loose when Leatherface and his brother, Chop Top, enter the radio station that night in order to destroy the tape and kill Vanita.
This movie is horrible, but there are some good things about it. For instance, Jim Siedow reprises his role as “The Cook” and Bill Mosley did a fantastic job as Chop Top. Chop Top has one of the best introductions I have ever seen in a movie, and I think that without him, the movie would just suck! This movie also has one of the best fight scenes ever, when Enright and Leatherface battled with their chainsaws; that was just as epic as ever!
Leatherface, oh god! OH MY GOD! Leatherface is just an idiot. I really despised him in this movie. Everytime he does that stupid dance of his I just feel like breaking the TV. Why did they have to make him like this? Even the mask isn’t even a fraction as intimidating as in the first movie. Also, Leatherface falls in love with Vanita and he dry humps her with his chainsaw. Seriously? He isn’t even scary, I honestly think I can show a baby his picture and that baby would just laugh his ass off.
This movie lacks seriousness, and I think that’s what disappointed fans, because the first movie was as serious as your dad’s face when you got a bad report card. They overdid it with the comedy and I really don’t think that this movie deserves to go under the slasher genre because Leatherface barely kills anyone.
Shouldn’t Leatherface be dead? I mean Enright did shove a chainsaw into his stomach, and a grenade did explode under the table in which the Chainsaw fight was taking place. No one could survive having a chainsaw jammed up their stomach and an exploding grenade, but no, Leatherface somehow survived and was featured in two more sequels(DON’T YOU DARE WATCH THEM).
This movie is watchable, even with your younger siblings. A very disappointing sequel to a great movie. As a comedy, it’s a blast, but as a horror movie, it’s just horrible.
Do a Shot: every time Leatherface does his stupid dance
Take a Drink: whenever Chop Top scratches his head with the coat hanger
Take a Drink: if you thought Leatherface falling in love was just stupid