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Hooptober rule/requirement: 2 Tobe Hooper films - 2/2 - ✓
You know for a film that takes a complete left turn from the original tonally this is still really horrific. Perhaps moreso than the original the more I think about it. Between the gore, Chop Top, Leatherface acting like... that, and everything else going on here this is a lot to deal with. I'm not one of them but I can see why some people would hate this lmao.
Overall this is still slowly growing in my favor. I really appreciate the willingness to just do its own thing (and honestly in most of the other TCM films regardless of how it actually works out in the end) and I'm glad the risk paid off. I'm not sure how Tobe felt about this film or the franchise/series afterwards but I wonder what a third entry from him could've been like if he ended up doing one.