|Well, she certainly appears to be delighted. Or insane due to trauma. It's a fine line.|
Regardless of where people fell, it was clearly a successful film. It even garnered two sequels that I personally loved. The second film trailed off into more comedic areas with its horror, but still kept the horrific tone going through. The third film went back to straight horror but failed to recapture what people loved about the first film, but I felt it still did a good enough job (despite the many edits made to it) and I loved Ken Foree as the survivalist hero. After that though it was a long time before anyone tried to bring Leatherface and company back to film. In comes Kim Henkel, co-writer of the original film. He decided it was time to bring his vision of the franchise to life and he was going to do all the writing and directing himself. This resulted in the movie known as Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (or The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as it was also known). I don't know, that other title makes it sound too much like the movie itself is a creature you can't escape from.
|Oops, maybe that analogy was a little too close to home.|
|I bet he wishes he wasn't.|
|She even flashes her tits, which I imagine is a big part of her sales pitch.|
|"You can't outrun this movie, boy. None of us can."|
So, Vilmer backs over the kid several times and the remaining three can't seem to find the cars, likely because they're gone. Heather and Barry wander off on their own, leaving Jenny to look for the car on the road. They find a house that has some lights on and a Leatherface who looks like he ate the previous Leatherfaces. While Leatherface subtly messes with the oblivious Heather, Barry is held at gunpoint by Vilmer's brother, W.E., a man who loves to quote famous authors and philosophers. Eventually she notices the man in the skinmask playing with her hair and screams and...he screams too. I mean, sure, he grabs her and locks her in a freezer, but he screams the entire time like he's trying to beat her as the movie's scream queen.
|He's really only screaming because he misses his bad teeth.|
|Don't worry though, she's still got time to feel up the lead.|
W.E. throws her in Darla's trunk and she goes to get them dinner. Oh, what? Did you expect them to be cannibals like they are in every other film in the series? Sorry, no, this time they eat pizza. After we see some real great police work where a cop doesn't look in the trunk that Darla was just having a conversation with, and she gets home where Jenny is brought in and sees the stupidest show on Earth as the group desperately tries to out-crazy one another. Eventually, she grabs a shotgun and threatens them with it, so they all react accordingly...except for Vilmer, who practically fellates the damn thing.
|I'm still waiting for him to fondle her balls.|
She doesn't shoot, of course, and ends up getting knocked out only to wake up to dinner where we see dead people seated around the table and a much younger grampa is seemingly a lot better after being shot in the face in the last film, but is still not very talkative. Vilmer goes on another crazy tirade until Jenny decides she's done and starts telling them all off, even scaring the shit out of Leatherface when he tries to be threatening. A weird businessman shows up who Vilmer apparently works for...doing this shit, because who fucking cares anymore, and he proceeds to lick Jenny a lot. Eugh. I'm sorry, but I didn't order fetish porn with my chainsaw based horror film. That guy exits about as quickly as he entered and Vilmer crushes Heather's annoying head. It's just as well, she was acting more like a drunk girl than someone who was hanging from a meat hook earlier. Jenny escapes, running down the road where she eventually gets saved by two old people in a RV. Then Vilmer and Leatherface show up and make the RV wreck, so Jenny got two more people killed. A cropdusting plane kills Vilmer, for some reason, the creepy licking man shows up again to drive Jenny to the hospital, and Leatherface screams some more while attempting to make the ending scene from the original film more intense via spinning even faster. The end.
|"Ma'am, it sounds to me like you just survived a really shitty movie."|
|He gave a better performance with three chainsaws strapped to him than everyone in this entire film.|
|This is clearly John Travolta in the Hairspray remake, not a chainsaw wielding cannibal.|
|Seriously, someone needs to burn all copies of this movie. Kickstart that & I will gladly throw my money your way.|