The second Texas Chainsaw Massacre film isn’t just the best in a series that mostly ignores continuity movie-to-movie, but it may just be the best damn slasher sequel period. A lot of that is due to Dennis Hopper being the protagonist, some of it’s in the way Leatherface blatantly uses his chainsaw like a penis…and a shit-ton of it is Bill Moseley as Chop Top, Leatherface’s combat-veteran older brother with a metal plate in his head and a coathanger to scratch it with. Since Leatherface never really talks, it’s up to his bro to be the mouthpiece, and boy, is he ever…
Chop Top has been done as a figure before by Mezco, but this will be his first appearance in NECA’s Mego-ish retro-style, a format using generic bodies that allows for less lucrative licenses to be affordable, and which delivers cloth costumes, and by the looks of it a removable wig.
It’s a shame the various sequels and reboots never brought Choppy back – but Michael Keaton’s Beetlejuice performance, released two years later, does appear to have gotten some uncredited inspiration from our freaky friend.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist