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Texas Chainsaw massacre 2
31
46.97%
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
4
6.06%
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
1
1.52%
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
18
27.27%
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
4
6.06%
They all suck!
8
12.12%
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Favorite Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Besides the 1974 original)

Old 06-17-07, 10:43 AM
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Favorite Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Besides the 1974 original)

Favorite Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Besides the 1974 original)
Well I figured if I added the original 1974 classic it would get all the votes because without a doubt it is the first & still remains the best out of all the TCM movies in the series.
Personally althrough after the Original none came close to the sheer brilliance of the first film, some of the movies that followed wern't as terrible as some say they are.
Anyways heres the choices:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Released: August 22, 1986
Starring-Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Bill Johnson, Bill Moseley & Jim Siedow
Directed by-Tobe Hooper

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Released: January 12, 1990
Starring-Viggo Mortensen, Kate Hodge & Ken Foree
Directed by-Jeff Burr

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
Released: October 7, 1994
Starring-Renée Zellweger & Matthew McConaughey
Directed by-Kim Henkel

(Remake) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 film)
Released: October 17, 2003
Starring-Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour, R. Lee Ermey & Andrew Bryniarski
Directed by-Marcus Nispel

(Remake prequel) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Released: October 6, 2006
Starring-Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Matthew Bomer, R. Lee Ermey& Andrew Bryniarski
Directed by-Jonathan Liebesman

-So which one is your favorite?

Personally out of all of them TCM 2 is probally the best of the bunch. TCM 2 wasn't like the original at all & some people disliked that but the movie was so fucked up & out there it was just unique & different. I would even go as far to say it is just as good as the original in some ways.
TCM: Next generation is the worst in my opinion, total piece of shit movie.
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Let's see:

I thought this series had some of the worst sequels ever made. Leatherface running down the road dressed as a transvestite was one of the most laughable moments I've ever seen in a horror film.

Parts 2 and 4 -- original series -- are more like camp comedies than actual horror films.

Ironically, I had the least fun with part 3: The one that tried to return to a serious tone. That's the one I liked the least.

The remake cheated: it had a very good trailer and led to disappointment.

I don't think any are good, but I had the most fun with part 2 and part 4 (original series). Only because they played as camp comedies and were highly ridiculous. They're both stoner movies basically; both played very well at parties years ago. I'm remembering the insane amount of fun moreso than the actual films.
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Part 2
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I liked the 2003 remake because of R. Lee Ermey. But, I didn't care for the sequel to it.
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I went with part 2 because of the insanity of the entire film, Bill Moseley's awesome performance as Chop-Top and the FX work by Savini. Part 3 is pretty damn close, though. I've always thought it was really dark and fucked up. Plus you get a psycho Viggo and Ken Foree.
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part 2 because of the crazyness, Savini's FX and Chop-Top.


the remake was decent too
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I gotta go with Part 2. Although I agree, some of the sequels (3 & 4) aren't as bad as some say. Not that they're good, but....

I didn't like the remake. At all.

And I didn't see The Beginning.
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Part 2 is a great black comedy so that is my choice.

I'm sure I'm in the minority here but I think 'The Beginning' is underrated. It got savaged by pretty much everybody, but I think it's better than the Nispel remake.

The Next Generation is indeed godawful.
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I'm a big fan of the 2003 remake.
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Never saw Part 3. But I surprisingly enjoyed The Beginning. So that'd be my pick.
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To be honest, I never liked any of them. Not even the original, which I always considered pretty tacky, cheaply made and, I know I'll probably get flamed alive for this, but frankly, grossly over-rated! Sorry.
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Originally Posted by Holysmoker
I liked the 2003 remake because of R. Lee Ermey.
Ditto.
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Paging Giggles....

I voted Part 2, mostly because of the family and Savini.

I honestly would be hard pressed to choose between the remake and Next Generation as third... it would depend on my mood at the time.
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After the epic opening of THE BEGINNING, I knew I was in for something special, and I was right. THE BEGINNING captures all the right tones of the original and multiplies it by 100. Yes, it may be too graphic, but it delivers on all the chills and thrills.

Finally a horror movie deserving of an R rating.
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The only slightly tolerable one is the 2003 remake. The others are all awful. The original is the only truly good film.

The most recent one, The Beginning, was wanting so badly to be hardcore and violent, that it simply wasn't. It just tried too damn hard. It was like a kid trying to get it's parents attention.
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The 2003 remake.
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I voted for the sequel to the 2003 remake.
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Sadly I voted for none...
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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III - in it's unrated form.
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I'll go with Part 2.
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i remember seeing the remake but i can't remember much about it besides that insane suicide camera shot where the camera goes through her head. Besides that i forgot the movie so it must not be that great. The next generation ws pretty campy so i liked it.
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RE: TCM 2

funny, since we're talking about this... I always thought the deleted 'garage car' scene where the shmuck had his face bisected in half was from the car 'chainsaw to the face' sequence. I really didn't remember much from my first time seeing TCM 2 since I was a bit sloshed. I think the reason I had the two mixed up was at the time the film was released, Fangoria and Cinefantastique published stills of the deleted head bisection scene and when I recently rewatched TCM 2 I did a double take.

lesson learned: never drink too much before seeing a movie, you tend to forget all the details (or in the case of 'Tales of the Crypt: Presents Demon Knight', you spend way too much time in the bathroom and miss nearly half the film).
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Re: Favorite Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Besides the 1974 original)

Bump on an old thread.

Been a while since watching the sequels.
I just did a binge of the TCM movies this weekend. Man... do the sequels fucking suck. And there is absolutely no consistency with a timeline or continuity. Savini's work in TCM2 was good.

I remember really hating Texas Chainsaw because of the "cuz" stuff, but that one was probably the best of them overall. At least that one and Leatherface (bad) try to tie into the original movie and form a somewhat cohesive story... too much Hatfields & McCoys type junk though.

The remakes I think of as their own thing and are way better than the sequels.

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Re: Favorite Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Besides the 1974 original)

Absolutely 2. It was so odd and I had so much fun with it that it surprised the hell out of me. I mean it’s a not well made movie, but it was campy and a lot of fun. I have like every incarnation and so glad for Shout! edition...
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Re: Favorite Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Besides the 1974 original)

I've never seen Next Generation or Texas Chainsaw. I dig all the rest and the remake and prequel to the remake.

TCM
TCM2
Leatherface: TCM3

TCM remake
TCM: The Beginning


I didn't even realize that they made another "Leatherface" movie after Texas Chainsaw.


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