Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Horror Marathon: Part 7 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is considered by many to be a classic movie. I however enjoy the sequel a heck of a lot more. It's not that it's the better movie of the two, but it's insanity levels are at least over 9000.

We've got Dennis Hopper being completely out of his gourd, even going so far at one point to have a chainsaw fight with Leatherface. Family memebers are even crazier this time around. The entire movie seems to be wrapped in this reality breaking cloak.

Not surprising anyone in the cheap seats, I heard that the writer wanted to go this insane mainly to get himself distanced from being a serious writer. Apparently his success with 'Paris,Texas,' put him on the map, and in his words he took one look at the map and wanted nothing to do with it.

I also get the feeling that Rob Zombie was inspired by the colour scheme of this movie, especially for House of 1000 Corpses. Weird light bathes everything and might be unsettling if the story didn't play out like a demented Looney Toons cartoon.

I'm also a fan of this incarnation of Leatherface. He does a little dance every time he raises his chainsaw and I couldn't help but find that endearing. Of course i'm a very strange man so that might just be me.

TCM 2 is a fun movie and would be great to watch with a few drink and a few mates. It seems that this is what TCM The Next Generation wanted to recreate. I guess it helps when everyone on the production is in agreement on how to produce the crazy.

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