The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) - Comedy, Horror

Hohum Score

12

Watchable

A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams
Length: 101 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 42 out of 263 found boring (15.96%)

One-line Reviews (140)

Tobe obviously tried to make this movie soooo different from the first film, and that's more than okay, usually, but it just didn't work for me, and everyone else that I know finds this title to be one of the worst movies...

I've read hundreds of absurd reviews from geeky film critic Leonard Maltin, but in his text about TCM 2 he managed to surpass all his previous nonsense by calling this movie "pretentious".

This odd plot thread starts with a symbolic chainsaw/phallic symbol sequence that is absolutely priceless; it's intense and bizarre, the way a TCM film should be.

Ever since what has followed TCM 2, there has not been a single ounce of creativity or interest, apart from a few gore novelties and demonstrations of free sadism : TCM 3 is not about the same family, TCM 4 is just terrible, the 2003 remake and its prequel do not mention cannibalism and clumsily try to tell the youth of Leatherface without any explanation about how he came to be what he is, pointless.

The entrance of Leatherface is unexpected and caused me to leap from my seat, nearly burrowing my head into the ceiling above.

Still, the sequel works very well on its own terms and it is as entertaining as the first one is scary.

Well worth watching, or having on at the back of a Halloween party or just for a night of Horror Movies and drink.

The thing is once you see the stunning classic, you expect a better, or at least really great, sequel.

but still entertaining.

With TCM II, it's a first for me to say that a few scenes in the middle of the film were the most entertaining.

To my surprise, it was actually fairly entertaining.

In this case, Texas Chainsaw 2 was okay and worth watching.

The notes are frantic to induce panic and scares but because there's no atmosphere to the tune, it sounds largely uninspired and bland.

This movies is a least worth watching once4 out of 10

The worst movie I have ever seen.

Crude but otherwise entertaining sequel.

However, there are times where he blows a gasket and it's entertaining to see.

The worst movie ever .

You -however horrible this may sound- become used to seeing people mutilated, covered in blood or eaten as supper every two seconds for the films duration to the point that it becomes boring.

the worst movie i ever watched .

If you want to see some really sick blood and gore then this may be right up your alley, but it seemed pretty pointless otherwise.

I'm quite amazed at the poor rating of this highly entertaining dark comedy here on the IMDb.

It's a confusing black humor moment with many blood!

"And this is the part of the movie that is somewhat intriguing.

Don't waste your time.

This was a COMPLETE waste of my time

It is very intense.

After I watched it I decided that it was very crude, yet entertaining.

If you have not seen the others yet, don't waste your time trying !

If not for the second act, it had potential to be an engrossing story and potentially disturbing (the gore is still top-notch) but the drastic shifts in tone make it virtually impossible to become immersed into this overtly fake, cartoonish world.

Now, this part is really enjoyable, funny in some sense, colourful.

There's no isolation this time either, the cannibal family have taken to travelling to the bright, heavily populated city for their victims, which is nowhere near as dramatically compelling.

The plot is none existence, the buildup is long and tedious, and the movie goes on such weird directions its hard to believe that this movie is a sequel to the first.

But Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is an inherently enjoyable offering if you accept it on its own terms.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 is gorier, more action packed, and way more humorous.

Gratuitously violent, and none too subtle (it lacks the subversive qualities of the original) it's also undeniably funny, maniacally energetic fare with a liberal smattering of enjoyable set-pieces.

After the success of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a sequel was about as unexpected as the sun rising in the morning.

I think that on paper this must have looked like a good idea but when executed it comes off as insipid and dull.

The music as well, which in the first one was much more avant garde and ultimately bland, here is exciting and really fun.

Whereas the first TCM was extremely real, suspenseful, and surprisingly not very bloody/gory, 'Part 2' is high on blood, gore and an horror atmosphere that, while far from realistic, is still very effective.

Bored one night, while trippin' on acid, brother #2 decides he'll re-write what he remembers of his brother's story.

The rest of it was just boring.

Thankfully, Tobe Hooper's directing makes even the dullest moments of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 aesthetically pleasing.

There are some intriguing moments that screenwriter L.

You get out of the original what you put in, and that's probably why most people find the original boring.

But the movie turns really boring, it tries not to be like the first movie and because of this it doesn't grow to any plot.

In my opinion, this sequel is abrasive and very contrived.

Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen.

It is imaginative film making we see at work here however, it is incredibly flabby, undiciplined, self indulgent film making as well.

It's relentless in mocking Texans stereotypes, but all the jokes have been written down in the large book of cliché rejects and it's not funny.

-The plot and it's subsequent development are really sloppy , boring and unexciting.

This is not my kind of movie, I don't enjoy gory and disgusting and crude and rude as a rule, but I do enjoy a horror film that can laugh at itself and be creative as well as feature an engaging female protagonist at a time when women in horror movies were mostly just eye candy victims.

This is quite possibly one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

They actually TRIED to do something different: different from the equally great TCM, different from the increasingly boring horror films of the 80s.

What a violent, horrible, gruesome, pointless and definitely vile movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 was.

This sequel trades atmosphere for offbeat quirks that admittedly were fascinating to see unfold.

Leatherface was boring also not the least bit scary and even the violence was more comical then graphic or shocking as it was in the original film.

staring in misery and confusion at his own face on another person is pretty disturbing, and it paved the way for a similar face-skinning-and-wearing scene in "The Silence of the Lambs.

The ending credits in this comment is: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2 IS THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was a really enjoyable film that had tons going for it and really nothing I could find wrong.

4) Some touches of macabre and amoral humor are really enjoyable : the chili contest won by a certain "Sawyer".

I was sickened, confused and (by the end) bored.

It's overkill, but the blasted movie is so enthusiastic and over-the-top, the sequel becomes entertaining within all the madness.

Kit Carson, contains some gems of dialogue, and there's one very enjoyable jump scare during the confrontation sequence at the radio station.

It has unexpected laughs, not a special plot, and of course, the legendary Leatherface.

Entertaining!

Overall, this film is is pretty entertaining for horror fans, though nowhere as scary as the original film.

I actually found this movie entertaining and funny at the same time.

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" doesn't equal the innovative brilliance of the 1974 Classic, which was, without doubt, a milestone in Horror movie history, but it is a highly entertaining mix of nasty Horror and black comedy.

It would be like referring to "Schindler's List" as "humorous", saying that a Bergman movie was "exciting", or claiming that Disney's "Bambi" was "obnoxious".

the reason why i didn't like the original that much,is thatit was kind of dull,unscary,and laughable at times.

This half is boring and gore at the same time...

" Or how about Leatherface engaging in simulated sex with a woman and a chainsaw as his...

A messy, disjointed black comedy over the top enough to be worth a look .

Bill Mosely playing the part of Chop Top is very entertaining.

They seemed so cheesy and out of the blue that it was enjoyable.

I highly recommend this film to horror fans especially, that might be bored with the usual stuff.

Seriously, this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

In the beginning and then, of course, it drops to being boring as hell.

My advice is don't waste your money on this no plotted movie.

All three of them are excellent and worth watching (too bad the company went bankrupt and collapsed).

TCSM 2 is a very entertaining film with tons of morbid humour, intentional tongue-in-cheek action, fun dialogue and still some very disturbing imagery.

It has scary moments, the main killer is scary when it comes to scene, and the suspense is intense.

Perhaps all the butchery goes too far, but TCM 2 is also a suspenseful, well-directed piece of insanity, with a realistic enough mood not to come off as laughable, ineffective crap.

Probably the worst movie i've ever seen .

There's a great chase through the library stacks, great gore with a kill involving a hammer to the head, one of the best jumps possible where Leatherface comes roaring out the darkness with chainsaw blaring and one of the greatest and most suspenseful scenes in the genre.

they are informative, entertaining, funny and never boring.

We've got two more sequels ( among the worst movies ever made ) and right about now, we have an utterly pointless remake of the first...

This sequel is an unscary, spoofy gore bore loaded with splattery special effects by Tom Savini.

Because this was flat out the worst movie I'd ever seen.

Kudos to Tobe for refusing to repeat the formula and Paley it safe with a tiresome retread like the following sequels became.

The swiss cheese plot was topped off with a pointless ending.

He is a slow child minded redneck who only knows about killing.

This mixture of western and horror makes it an original and entertaining sequel.

The original was creepy and intense where as this sequel went a different approach, a tongue and cheek slasher...

Don't waste your time .

TCM 2 is better than the first, but I think the first is the worst film of all time, this is still awful, as it is just so boring and dull.

Absurd, but compelling in a bizarre way.

First of all, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was an innovative and thrilling horror film which was so ahead of it's time that any sequel would just not seem as good.

Then the second act is silly, borderline cartoonish with Leatherface acting like a hormonal teenager; and the third act tries to pay homage to the original by recreating the dinner scene almost exactly as it was in the first (but not nearly as effective) combined with an admittedly cool chainsaw duel between Lefty (Dennis Hopper) and Leatherface, then closing with a somewhat thrilling final struggle for the heroine to make her escape.

First off, this isn't a slasher, just a straight forward splatter movie - Tom Savini's work is thoroughly enjoyable once again.

Talk about repetitive writing.

Literally, somewhere between when Dennis Hopper puts two miniature chainsaws in his holsters (that are evidentally made for miniature chainsaws), and when that stupid, pointless, retarded guy who scratches his head with a clothes hanger (WHYYYYYY) is throwing records around for no stupid reason, my friends and I just began staring blankly at each other...

" at the top of his lungs, he still looks bored and confused.

Dull, plot less and pointless.

6.5/10 (It's another good slasher film if your bored and it has the right amount of enjoyment leaking out of it) I would watch this awesome sequel than wasting my time on TCM 3, TCM Next Gen and TCm the Beginning.

Watching this after so many years since it's release again it's nearly unwatchable.

It starts out pretty good, gets boring, picks up again, and then the finale gets really out of hand.

As a matter of fact, it is the worst movie ever made!

It was overlong, tedious, and pretty much boring.

I am absolutely amazed that the guy that directed the first film was able to direct this waste of time.

Though it gets progressively stupider, this still manages to be entertaining throughout.

This is a silly little sequel, but well worth watching.

What a waste of time.

That was only worth watching scene from the whole movie, I did not like anything after that scene, rest of the movie just flat and I hated Leatherface in this movie as was he like teenager in love or something.

I thought it was the worst movie I had ever seen.

It's a horrifying sequel with the mixture of romance and comedy, plus you've got super-cool 80's hits and mind blowing special-effects from the Guru of Gore himself, Tom Savini.

Despite the heavy emphasis on morbid funnies, the film does throw a few solid scares into the mix, and these jump-inducing moments arrive precisely when we've let our guard down, giving them unexpected and jolting impact.

The only compelling creepy scene is friend L.

Hooper's stylish directing saves this from being an unwatchable schlockfest.

In fact Leatherface : Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 is a very dull and pedestrian affair, there's no humour or amusing bickering from the family, and it was done without Tobe Hoopers involvement.

Probably thought it was better at that time because it was exciting to revisit the great TCM story with the original director.

Certainly far better than Hooper's dull "Poltergeist" (which Spielberg, the producer, made sure would be more spielbergish than hooperish).

I think the biggest problem with the movie is the fact that it runs way too long with the "climax" of the picture clocking in at over a hour.

I enjoyed it.

Usually, a horror film is either great in the beginning and fades off or starts slow with a great ending.

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" takes his enjoyable moments from the great performances of Dennis "Easy Rider" Hopper and Bill Moseley as Top-Chop.

the first half-hour is fairly tedious, with little action to break the monotony.

But this movie has no justifications for its violence, other than that it somewhat takes your concentration off the bad acting and lack of story.

TCM and TCM 2 form an efficient diptych to spike a night of boredom or weary tranquility.

While hated by many, this film manages to be very entertaining and somehow, easier to sit through than its predecessor.

But the violence in TCM 2 is more engrossing, shocking and even at times funny, and in turn less acceptable than the unreal violence found in many slasher films.

That's the KEYWORD folks, for those so-called critics who complained this movie had no plot obviously dont know anything about categorizing films.

Highly entertaining sequel to a horror classic.

Today's audiences may not be as shocked by this one as Yesterday's audiences, but I remember all too well the night I went to see it: the theater was empty when I walked in, and no one else showed up (nor were there patrons lined up waiting for the next showing when I left).

The worst movie of all times.

Rather than an interesting, more detailed view of Leatherface's family, I found characters who were repetetive, annoying, and even boring at times.

10 years after the original TCM, Leatherface is back, making a stunning entrance atop a speeding pick-up truck with his legendary chainsaw held high.

If the first film was too intense, then this one lightens the pace a little.

I was not disappointed, either, it is a very entertaining ride.