The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ★★★★

The Sawyer family really expanded on their little hobby. They seem to have an operation scaled to H.H. Holmes size. Caves so cavernous and colorful, you'd think they may have used the set from The Goonies. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a large step away from the original macabre masterpiece; but the changes Hooper makes to the world in this film work incredibly well for it. It's obvious no one involved set out to make a straight up horror picture, for the satire is layered on so thick, the laughs come more than the screams. That's not to say there isn't any gore and guts because believe me, you get your money's worth. And if there is one thing in the world that will always throw me out of my seat, it's Leatherface bursting through a door wielding his screaming chainsaw. But overall, things are definitely more fun than frightening here. If you can accept the tone, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is pretty great. I've always avoided it assuming it was a worthless cash grab, but I should've expected more from Hooper. The man was an incredibly diverse filmmaker, and he displays nearly everything he can do in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. And you can't go wrong adding Dennis Hopper to your sequel, especially when you give him 3 chainsaws.

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