The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ★★★★★

Hooper once said that the comic chaos of this installment in the series was a reaction to the audience's poor reception to the humor in the original. Similarly, much has been made of the fact that the original managed to be terrifying with a bare minimum of blood. Seeing this, it's hard not to wonder if the two are related. Replacing the simple presentation and grime of the original with campy nonsense and heaps of Savini gore, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 manages to be a seriously silly comedy classic that doesn't skimp on the meat- or the laughs. The nightmarish interior of Texas Battle Land looks glorious on 35MM.

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