Something has… happened.
Due to the cataclysmic events of the Move of 2009, Brick Prior has become unhinged from time, watching and rewatching a hodgepodge of horror related cinema like never before… which means that your world will never be the same again.
This. Is. TRORROR.
SOMEONE GET AMY POND, I’M STUCK IN A TIME LOOP
Tell her to make some food. No excuses- she’s Scottish, so she can just fry something.
Sequels. Either they’re good or they’re not. Pretty straightforward, right? Most sequels go with what worked in the previous film and do their best to recreate that without disastrous results, while some sequels take a complete left turn and either crack open a walnut of goodness for the viewer… or shit the bed. For every “Highlander 2” (how the FUCK are you gonna tell me Connor MacLeod is suddenly an alien, Hollywood?!), there is a Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
TCM 1 dealt with a group of folks stumbling onto the wrong goddamn family… namely one that likes to kill folks. TCM 2 deals with that same family operating on their own terms, consequences be damned. This is one of the few movies where the centerpiece of the established universe (namely, Leatherface) is completely shoved aside for what works in this film… and that would be the power duo of Dennis Hopper and Bill Moseley as Choptop.
Choptop can only be seen to be believed:
…and Dennis Hopper is pretty much Dennis Hopper… if he was armed with chainsaws.
WELL SHIT, THAT WAS PRETTY NEAT
Damn right it was! It’s also the example of a sequel going out of its way to blow the first movie out of the water. If you’ve seen TCM 1, then this film is NOTHING like it… save for the crazy family and the masked manchild with a chainsaw. It goes out of its way to be something different than the first film, which is what makes it stand out that much more. This is the type of creative leap in filmmaking that makes me smile- it’s true to what came before yet completely different and refreshing as a result.
A lot of it has to do with the interplay between Stretch (played by Caroline Williams) and Leatherface- oddly enough, it’s an unrequited love store between the two. Leatherface is completely smitten with this woman (she’s a redhead in short shorts- WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER), and the movie runs with the relationship to the very end.
How blatant is it?
Yep. Pretty blatant… and it drives the movie.
SOME SEQUELS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TADPOLE
You mean “totem pole”, brain.
OUR FAVORITE ZOEY IS GOING TO SHOOT YOU IF YOU DON’T SEE THIS MOVIE
Until next time.
Brick Prior is the best at what he does, and what he does may or may not get him arrested in the future.