Favorite Texas Chainsaw follow up

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What's your favorite follow up to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)?

Poll closed Feb 12, 2013.
  1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    58 vote(s)
    54.7%
  2. Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

    12 vote(s)
    11.3%
  3. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

    5 vote(s)
    4.7%
  4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

    15 vote(s)
    14.2%
  5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

    11 vote(s)
    10.4%
  6. Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  7. Haven't seen (SAW!) any of these.

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    Now that TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D has had its chance to reach all of us sickos in theaters the last couple weeks, let's take a look back at the series. I think it's pretty much consensus that the best film in the series is the groundbreaking 1974 original, but what's next should prove for a fruitful debate. There seems to be a lot of different camps that have gravitated towards each sequel or reimagining over the years...which movie to follow the 1974 original is your favorite?
     
  2. Ash28M

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    This one is pretty easy TCM 2 of course.
     
  3. Body Boy

    Body Boy Well-Known Member

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    Very easy for me too. Texas Chainsaw 2003!
     
  4. Mikey Horror

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    Definitely part 2. Part 3 has its moments and as far as The Next Generation, the remake and the remake prequel, well, I just pretend they don't exist as I thought they were all terrible. Haven't had a chance to check out the new one yet. I'll probably just wait for the inevitable unrated blu-ray to give that a watch. Though I have to say, it does irk the shit out of me that they left the "Massacre" out of the title on the new one.
     
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  5. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    I voted for TC3D just because it feels so much like a truer sequel but who voted for Next Generation????
     
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    Part 2 is my favorite sequel in the series. Dennis Hopper and Bill Moseley are just so over the top in their roles which perfectly fits the tone of the film. Another reason to vote for Part 2...it's a Cannon Films production. :)
     
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    I've gotta go with the remake. R. Lee Ermey's character is a great addition to the franchise. Nobody does crazy like that guy. He provides the kind of demented, uncomfortable laughs that really fit this franchise. Yeah, he's probably the only genuinely inspired element. But Jessica Biel is a fetching heroine (to put it mildly), the kid characters are less annoying than they are in the original, and the film is competent across the board. It's definitely a little slick--and much more mainstream than most of the other follow-ups. And I think the protracted final act loses steam a long way from the finish line. But the other films on this list have much greater faults in my eyes.

    I'm generally a shameless Cannon apologist. But I've always thought TCM 2 is a really terrible film. I understand what Hooper was trying to do. I just don't think it works. At all. It's definitely a unique film. So I can understand the appeal. And I give credit to Hooper for going so far in a different direction. But despite multiple attempts I've never been able to get into it.
     
  8. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    TCM 2 is my pick, but it definitely is not the same kind of film as the others so I can see why some might pick something else.
     
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    I think part 2 is my favorite but tcm the beginning is hands down the most brutal in the series and i dig that
     
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    TCM2 was banned in my country for decades until it was finally released on DVD. It should've stayed that way!!!

    I like the remake the best. I like the original, but I'd only go so far as to say like.
     
  11. Zombie Dude

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    Watched TCM2 again tonight on bluray and boy does it suck. I honestly don't see how people like this entry at all. It's right at the bottom of the barrel with Next Generation. It has it's brief moments but mostly amounts to constant yelling, screaming and Chop-tops god awful banter. He has to be the worst character in the film. He just doesn't shut up.

    Watched Leatherface TCM3 tonight as well and really enjoyed it. It has a better story, less annoying characters and breezes by much quicker than part 2.

    I voted for The Beginning though, just because of how brutal it is. Definitely deserves the "massacre" in its title. I also think the remake is decent. It's never going to be the original but it takes all the best elements from it and does its own thing.

    Hoping to see Texas Chainsaw 3D sometime soon.
     
  12. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    Easy choice for me: Leatherface: TCM 3 - for all the reasons Zombie Dude stated and because it actually gives me a good jump.

    That said, the only one I consider downright unwatchable is TCM: The Next Generation. I am a bit surprised that TCM 2 is so popular - I would liked it better if the comedic elements had been toned down and Bill Moseley had been reined in.
     
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    Part III. Worst would be the remake. Ermey was the only good thing in it. I enjoyed Next Generation as an odd curiosity.
     
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    The remake has really not stuck with me over the years, it just seems like another forgettable remake. I didn't even think Ermey was really that good in it, it was just him doing FULL METAL JACKET all over again.

    I have never been able to get through NEXT GENERATION.
     
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    I respectfully disagree. Both characters are sadistic bullies for sure. But Gunnery Sergeant Hartman undoubtedly believed there was purpose in the way he treated "non-hackers." And his ascension in the military is proof of his willingness to adhere to certain rules and codes.

    Sheriff Hoyt, on the other hand, demonstrates no moral compass or higher purpose at all. There's a deviant quality to him, as evidenced in the scene where they remove the hitchhiker's body from the backseat of the van. His humor in that scene is a lot sicker than anything in Full Metal Jacket. Hartman is the kind of guy who'd probably help people in that situation. Hoyt?

    There's a lot of Ermey in both performances--and a lot of his signature profane humor. But these are vastly different characters. Sheriff Hoyt is a lot scarier guy.
     
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    Part 2 from 1986 is my favorite, more than the original even. Not a better movie, I do like it more though. It was one of the first movies I had when I was younger (probably too young to be watching stuff like this, ROTLD and Hamburger The Motion Picture - my early movie collection). I used to have a 6 ft Leatherface cardboard cut out my mom got from the video store when Part 2 came out on video.

    I think it has the best looking Leatherface, every word out of Choptop's mouth is hysterical, Dennis Hopper is ridiculous, and that underground lair looks amazing. It's an amazingly entertaining movie in my opinion.

    While I'm here, some brief thoughts on the others:

    3 - I don't remember much about this one, need to check it out again soon I think.

    4 - This one sucks, but I do love movies that suck, so it's at least pretty entertaining

    2003 - I like this one, though I haven't seen it since probably 2003. I think Jessica Biel's overall ridiculous hotness might've helped my enjoyment.

    2006 - I didn't hate it,but I don't like it much, it's such a bummer. It's brutal, but I think a little too grim and mean spirited. Of course I haven't seen this since it came out either, so I might need to check it out again some time.

    2013 - This one is dumb as shit, and they kinda wasted the carnival scene, but I really enjoyed it. I'm a big fan of bad slashers like Killer Workout or Fatal Pulse, so stuff like bad acting, stupid dialog or absurd plots don't bother me a bit.
     
  17. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Thrash or be Thrashed

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    Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
     
  18. rhett

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    Four votes for TCM: The Next Generation...has this forum gone insane!?!?!
     
  19. deepred

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    I am a proud voter of #4! :p

    I did not count the 2003 or 2006 versions as I wouldn't call 'em follow ups but remakes. But from the original 3 sequels, I get the most entertainment from Next Generation.

    # 2 is too tonally off for me and # 3 is New Line's failed attempt at trying to turn Leatherface into a Jason or Freddy franchise. #4 is at least batshit crazy and knows it too.

    The much hated ending with Mr. Rothman and Illuminati is now quite reminiscent of movies like Martyrs and Cabin In The Woods.

    To me, Next Generation is like a Sleepaway Camp 2ish sequel to the original - part homage/all dark comedy.

    What shocks me is the venom that this sequel gets and that fans take it so seriously but then can love a floater like #3. I would rather be a ridiculous sequel that offers a good time than a sequel that takes itself seriously but isn't any fun.
     
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    Part 3 is heaps of fun. Ken Foree steals the show and is more than enough reason for why this film doesn't suck.
     

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