The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) – WTF happened to this horror movie?

A new episode of our WTF did happen to this horror movie? The video series has just been released, and in this one we look back at the making of director Tobe Hooper’s sequel to his 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Released in 1986, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (You understand HERE) went deep into dark humor territory, introduced the world to the brilliance of Bill Moseley, and even had a guest appearance from the legendary Joe Bob Briggs that didn’t make it into the final cut. Learn all about it in the video embedded above!

Written by LM Kit Carson, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 has the following synopsis:

The blood-splattered saga of the original cult clash – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – continues, as “Leatherface” returns and the screaming begins again! Ten years ago, a family of demented killers slaughtered their loved ones. Now Dennis Hopper (Apocalypse Now, blue velvet) is determined to exact violent revenge. The trail of gore leads to a catacomb of surreal caverns, where untold evil is being committed – and innocent victims become the horrifying “ingredients” of a nightmarish enterprise.

Besides Dennis Hopper and Bill Moseley, the film stars Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Johnson, Lou Perryman, Ken Evert, James N. Harrell, Barry Kinyon and Chris Douridas. The special effects provided by Tom Savini also deserve star credit.

That’s what the WTF happened to this horror movie the series is all about:

Hollywood has had its fair share of historically troubled productions. Whether it’s casting changes, actor deaths, directors being fired, rewrites in production, constant delays, budget cuts, or studio edits, these films were well intended to to be a blockbuster, but were beset by unforeseen disasters. Sometimes huge hits, sometimes box office bombs. Either way, we have to ask ourselves: WTF did it happen to this horror movie?

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 episode of WTF happened to this horror movie was written by Bryan Wolford, edited by Victoria Verduzco, narrated by Jason Hewlett, produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and produced by Berge Garabedian.

Some of the show’s previous episodes can be seen below. To see more, visit our JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube Channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

Previous Howard will offer a free virtual journalism program to high school students
Next Kickstand Comedy's Comedy in the Park series will return to Laurelhurst this summer