The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) – WTF Happened to This Horror Movie?

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

Scripted by L.M. Kit Carson, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 has the following synopsis:

The blood-splattered saga of the original cult shocker – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – continues, as “Leatherface” returns and the screaming begins again! Ten years ago, a demented family of killers butchered his loved ones. Now, Dennis Hopper (Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet) is determined to wreak violent revenge. The trail of gore leads to a catacomb of surrealistic caverns, where unspeakable evil is committed – and innocent victims become the ghastly “ingredients” of a nightmarish enterprise.

In addition to 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 a starring credit.

This is what the WTF Happened to This Horror Movie series is all about:

Hollywood has had its fair share of historically troubled productions. Whether it was casting changes, actor deaths, fired directors, in-production rewrites, constant delays, budget cuts or studio edits, these films had every intention to be a blockbuster, but were beset with unforeseen disasters. Sometimes huge hits, sometimes box office bombs. Either way, we have to ask: WTF Happened 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 Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Some of the previous episodes of the show can be seen below. To see more, head over to our JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.