The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ★★★

Hoop-Tober #5

Not at all what I was expecting. Trades the quiet dread of the original for a schlockier approach to varied success. I have to give credit to Hooper though for not wanting to replicate the original but instead going for a different tone altogether. I especially liked scream queen Caroline Williams as radio dj Stretch, I found her scenes with Leatherface to be the best part of the movie (the chainsaw between the legs at the radio station, Leatherface giving her a new face, that amazing ending). Dennis Hopper is pretty awkward in this one but he does have one of my favourite scenes of the movie where he goes to a local store to buy some chainsaws and tries them out. The look on the store managers face is priceless. On the other hand I wasn't much of a fan of Bill Moseley's character Chop Top and the rest of the Sawyer family, too much Looney Tunes. Still quite enjoyable madness.