The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ★★★½

“Hell is exactly what they raised!”

In the same year as Blue Velvet, Denis Hopper must have had an incredible 1986! Collaborating with horror hero Tobe Hooper, Hopper is the opposition to the ravenous Sawyer Family in the sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre of 1974. The first act is pure gold and whilst it trailed off into unfocused and unbalanced chaos in the second and third act, this sequel is mightily impressive. When compared to the original, the standout camerawork from Hooper is still so commendable and TCM2 has a couple of super effective jumpscares, which I loved. As an overall package, I prefer the first film but this effort is just as violent, shocking and brave as before.

7/10


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