The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Over ten years after making the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper returns to his deranged family of reclusive cannibals for another round of chainsaw chases and non-stop screaming. Hooper brings a real budget this time (having… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 22, 1986
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2000
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Walter Goodman
New York Times

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.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An entity of evil in the excellent original, Leatherface is transformed into a buffoon in this ham-fisted outing, to the point that Jerry Lewis should have been cast in the role.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Seems intent on mocking the first film, rather than paying respect to it and sewing a new narrative.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

TCM 2 works because it's a complete original. You never know from minute to minute where it's going to go, and that unpredictability keeps you riveted for every single second.

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Eric Melin

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.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

f you like your horror funny and aren't too squeamish -- say, you're a big fan of Re-Animator or ... Evil Dead 2 -- then Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 will be right up your alley.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A good deal gorier and more disturbing than the original. Certainly it's far better than the soulless 2003 remake.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A ridiculous sequel that makes you endure a bunch of obnoxious hillbillies in a lame and unscary gorefest, trying to be the most gruesome and grotesque it can… More
Alex roy
The first Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of the most shocking, and original horror films for that time. For his sequel to his 1974 film, The Texas Chainsaw… More
Jason Calvin
I consider the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" the greatest horror movie that's ever been produced. The grisly realism and berzerk psychology… More
Melvin White
Lefty: One of those boys was so crazy he sawed his own head off going 90 miles per hour.† "After a decade of silence... The buzzz is back." Wow I… More
Cory Taylor
I will confess that upon initial viewing I was extremely underwhelmed by the radical change in tone in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2'. Over the… More
Aj V
I was pleasantly surprised by this horror sequel, it's got a better story than the original, you get to know the characters a lot better, there's tons… More