The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ★★★★½

Definitely one of those movies I felt a little bit surprised at myself for liking so much - it engages in the kind of over-the-top nastiness that is one of the trickiest things to pull off in a way that's entertaining rather than just gross, and I think part of the reason it works is because Hooper is so good at creating an atmosphere of baroque funhouse madness. Since it never comes off as an exploration of anything serious, it works, and Hooper is clearly having a ball zigging across from every zag he supplied in the original movie, indulging his wacky Texas hippie sensibility in a way he couldn't in the earlier film.

::spits on floor, continues::

I just really wish had Caroline Williams had screamed "any requests!?" at Bill Mosely in the last scene.

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