The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Twelve years after the fact, Tobe Hooper returns to the chainsaws with this sequel to his cult masterpiece The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. When Leatherface (played by Bill Johnson this time around) and his family take to carving up roving yuppies (they make great croissant sandwiches), a screwy former Texas Ranger named Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) with a personal grudge takes up the cause to flush the family out of hiding. Helping him along is local deejay Vantia "Stretch" Block (Caroline Williams). Things get much more complicated for Stretch when Leatherface develops a soft spot in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"No matter how adeptly Chainsaw 2 was put together, it would remain just another exploitation flick for fans who get a tingle from watching blades slash into flesh and innards peep out."
‑ Walter Goodman, New York Times
"Seems intent on mocking the first film, rather than paying respect to it and sewing a new narrative."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A ripe and wicked horror-comedy, as black as pitch and every bit as violent as naysayers mistakenly accused the first film of being."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"...if nothing else, the entire flick may be worth a look for the absurd moment in which Leatherface breaks loose with a particularly apt example of the ol' shifty eye."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's all good as long as you consider it a blacker than black comedy (and not a horror movie)."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Part 2 has a lot of blood and disembowelment, to be sure, but it doesn't have the terror of the original, the desire to be taken seriously. It's a geek show."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"But time has been kind to this strange movie, and now it plays like a bizarre satire of 80s excess-kind of like a backwoods version of American Psycho with equal parts gross-out humor and over-the-top acting."
‑ Eric Melin,
"There is absolutely nothing to distract us from the sheer misery of watching oblivious clowns cracking awful jokes."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The film feels as if Hooper himself has nothing but contempt for the original and went out of his way to tear it down."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Irresistibly demented."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Sure, there's a lot more gore and some chainsaw violence paying off for what wasn't seen in its predecessor, but this leaves a lot to be desired when all is said and done"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A good deal gorier and more disturbing than the original. Certainly it's far better than the soulless 2003 remake."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Society is restored as before, but it's a society based on victims and victimizers. De Sade rewrites Darwin."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"'Bloody' good fun....Hooper's still the man when it comes to horror"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The most tedious crapfest I've sat through in a while. Annoying characters who never shut up. Even some amusing moments with Hopper can't save it."
‑ Brian Mckay,
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