The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ★★★★

Film #26 of Hoop-Tober 4.0

"Dog will hunt!"

By making it nothing like the original, Tobe Hooper makes the sequel to his horror classic a success. Trying to top the original is hopeless - it's one of the all-time greats, and a second-go-round doing the same wouldn't have the same impact. But going full over-the-top black comedy? That works in a very fun way. It's flawed - there are a few pointless and stretched out scenes, and some decisions are made that really leave you scratching your head, but in the end it's too much fun to care. The acting is top-notch all around and the effects, especially Leatherface's mask and makeup, really impress. This'll be rewatched a few times down the road, I'm sure.

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