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475 Ratings

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Directed by Tobe Hooper
United States, 1986
Comedy, Horror


Leatherface and the gang are back and this time something entirely new is cooking in this darkly humorous sequel to Tobe Hooper’s terror classic.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Directed by Tobe Hooper
The follow-up, with its pop soundtrack and crosshairs on consumerism, is as iconic an ‘80s picture as any of the standard-issue dreck from John Hughes, whose Breakfast Clubposter was hilariously subverted in this film’s marketing campaign.
December 14, 2018
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The recently departed Tobe Hooper was not just a prodigious scaremeister; he crafted some of the most intricate mise-en-scene in the horror genre and possessed a sly wit to boot. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 showcases all sides of his talent—equally frightening and hilarious, the film is one of the great funhouse rides of 1980s cinema.
September 08, 2017
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The Cannon-underwritten The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 was perhaps Hooper’s last fully realised film – like his old idol Romero, he found the 1990s tough going, often working in less-than-optimal circumstances – but what a film it is, a kind of summing up of the director’s career to date, marrying Leatherface lore to the carnival setting of The Funhouse and the gallows humour and nails-on-a-chalkboard soundscapes of Eaten Alive.
September 01, 2017
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