Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2 Review:
This is one of the best and most underrated horror sequels of all time. Thankfully, it has developed a cult following and become a cult classic. It’s nice to see it has finally found its audience.
Now to the review. The movie is a perfect blend of dark comedy and horror, but I can see why this would upset fans. However, I see this as Tobe Hooper trying something new. Instead of repeating the original, they took the franchise in a new direction meant to shock and surprise the audience.
The plot is entertaining, fun, and funny throughout. The actors and dialogue fit the tone of the movie perfectly, and our leads are just as good. Our final girl is one of my personal favorites because she’s resilient, full of personality, and always had loads of fun dialogue.
Our new Leatherface held up to the legacy started by Gunner Hansen. He had personality, was sympathetic, and a great killer. Bill Mosley also was a hilarious and terrifying side character that meets his fan favorite status.
Now the plot is different, but it all comes together. It’s a straightforward story told from a perspective that makes room for development and scares all around. I’ll also give a shoutout to Tom Savini’s killer practical gore effects, which are still the best in the series.
Overall, this was a worthy sequel to the classic slasher film because it dared to be different and manages to pull it off spectacularly. 8.3/10