FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

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No film can compete with the scuzzy, visceral terror of Tobe Hooper’s original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, so when setting out to make the 1986 sequel, Hooper boldly chose to lead with the comedic subtext of the original. The results are the colorful and wildly entertaining Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, a film more akin to funhouse splatter flicks like Evil Dead 2 and Dead Alive than its immediate predecessor. Hooper assembles a great cast with genre star-making turns from Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams (as the sexy DJ Heroine Stretch) and original Chainsaw alum Jim Siedow, but the real casting coup is the inclusion of gonzo Dennis Hopper as the chainsaw wielding sheriff gunning for revenge on Leatherface and his kin. Arguably the most fun and re-watchable of the Chainsaw franchise, Texas Chainsaw 2 is a veritable feast of gags and gore. Have a seat at the table, we’ve saved you the choicest cut!

Dir. Tobe Hooper, 1986, 35mm, 101 min.

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