This wild, operatic 1986 sequel to 1974's low-budget horror hit--The Texas Chainsaw Massacre--is an extraordinary film that demonstrates just how far filmmaker Tobe Hooper had grown in the interim between the two movies. (Between the two movies, Hooper directed, among other things, the Spielberg production Poltergeist, the critically admired Lifeforce, and the spooky remake of Invaders from Mars.) In Massacre 2, Hooper enlists Dennis Hopper as a Texas Ranger seeking vengeance against the flesh-eating family that was introduced in the first film. Meanwhile, a radio deejay (Caroline Williams) is kidnapped by the family and brought to their underground lair. The performances are crazed, terrifying, and comic; the chainsaw fights are practically epic; the lighting and camera work are artful; the emotions are strong; and the ending is astounding, unparalleled in its imagery and force. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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a murderer and canibal named "LeatherFace". This Leatherface were's a mask made out of human fleash and has not been heard of for almose 15 years, when he last killed some people. Lefty gets true evadence that Leatherface is still alive when he comes and kills a man. Lefty also finds out about his family who are also canibles. The kill sences in this are great(lots of blood and gore if thats what your looking for). Now that I have seen this I really want to see the first and third film!(Not the fourth film, that looks bad)
Tobe Hooper showed that he still had it and was not afraid to pull out the stops with this blackly comic sequel to his cult smash, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Rather than waste time attempting to recreate the documentary type hellish horrors of the first, Hooper and screenwriter L.M. 'Kit' Carson (who provided script rewrites for Hooper's maligned Invaders from Mars remake) opted to hype up the comedy. Wisely they chose satire over camp and the result is a hilarious and harrowing journey into utter madness that is not for the faint of heart. Although Dennis Hopper is listed as the star, it is Caroline Williams's DJ character Stretch that is the focus of the story and she does a wonderful job, maintaining an almost perfect balance between out of control terror and hanging on by her fingernails sanity. Her facing down Leatherface has become a classic genre moment and is arguably the film's high point. But there are at least two or three other scenes just as powerful and the movie will echo in the mind long after the end credits have finished rolling. Sadly this was to be Hooper's last truly significant contribution to the horror genre. Highly recommended.
Dennis Hopper plays a Texas Ranger, Lefty, who's bent on revenge and wants compensation in blood for the murder of his brother's children (from the original movie). A radio DJ may be his only hope of getting the murderers responsible, as she claims to have a tape of one of the murders taking place. The tape happened when a couple of goofballs decided to call her show, only to end up running into a chainsaw murderer and ending up dead. Lefty advises her to play the tape on air to draw the killer or killers out... the only problem is that the cannibalistic family has a record of "taking care" of witnesses in their own way. The results all lead up to a terribly disturbing and disgusting slasher flick that you won't forget (even if you want to).
Now, the movie is enjoyable if you take these few things under consideration: 1) This movie was not made with hopes of making it on the AFI list of Greatest Movies one day. 2) It doesn't live up to the original, so don't even think of setting your expectations that high. 3) This is a ridiculous and sometimes cheesy movie that its only purpose is really to shock, disgust, and perhaps even get a rise out of you. If you take all of these things into account, the chances of you enjoying this movie will increase.Read more ›
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