The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ★★★★½

Holy hell, what a picture, absolutely coked out on own it's insane juice. This film stands out as a near peak example of how to do an affecting silly horror film, I was laughing, terrified and even cried at one point. The second halfs underground set piece was absolutely entrancing, the murky atmosphere with the colored lights has to be one of my favorite designs. Never mind that I grew really attached to Stretch as a character, the hell she has to go through and the way she comes out on top is just so satisfying to witness (the antagonists were insanely addicting to watch, couldn't get enough of them). Obviously this is some tongue in cheek slasher film that has fun at the genres expense but it's also just a genuinely amazing horror film with a fuck ton of amazing craft. The fact that this is not my favorite film of the Halloween season just proves how damn stacked this year was darn tootin.

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