Finally! The first images from the new installment in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre saga have been revealed in an intense red-band trailer. LEATHERFACE (not to be confused with the 1990 sequel to the original, also titled LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3) is a prequel to original 1974 movie (this time, not to be confused with an earlier installment with the same synopsis, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, which was a prequel to the remake and not the original film. Get it?) The new LEATHERFACE film is brought to us by the same producers of the most recent installment TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (Which is a direct sequel to the original film and not related to the remake series that came out few year prior. It also took place 40 years later but the characters have only aged 20 years.) Per the synopsis over at IMBD, the plot goes something like this:
Prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.
I have no idea what the hell that means but the trailer looks more promising than the trailer for the last installment did- which looked like a remake of a remake, just shittier. Look, we know this film is going to be absolutely terrible. I’ve already written a post questioning why it’s so hard to make a decent TCM sequel (we don’t need prequels). However, I’m still looking forward to seeing my favorite chainsaw-wielding maniac can resurrect my faith in the franchise. Plus, hottie Stephen Dorff and THE CONJURING’s Lily Taylor are part of the cast. The movie is set for release on VOD this October 20th.