Either way, I wish the film had taken advantage of the carny setting and made some inside jokes about Tobe Hooper’s THE FUNHOUSE (1981).
But this movie was not made for me.
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I was playing a game of TRIVIAL PURSUIT with my wife and the silver-screen category asked:
What 1980’s horror movie includes a climactic chainsaw duel.
I told my wife: The answer on the card will be “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Part 2” but the REAL answer is “Motel Hell.”
I was right. You gotta know the limits of the questionnaire.
I watched TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (2013) last night.
It’s like jury-duty for fans of the original.
Anyway, there’s a scene where Leatherface (aka “Jeb Sawyer”) goes to a carnival and encounters a guy in a pig-mask weilding a chainsaw.
Was this a MOTEL HELL (1980) reference or just a coincidence?