A Chainsaw is an Unfortunate Present in ‘Leatherface’ Trailer

In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriffs’ daughter dead. Ten years later, he kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with 3 other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, the young Sawyer teen goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster known now as Leatherface.

I had a feeling those Inside gentlemen (Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo) would be able to bring back some of the grittiness that made the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre a masterpiece…even if we had to wait three years…

What if the Boy, from The Boy (2015) had access to more than just gasoline? What if he had something to put it in? This gore-geous (sorry) red band trailer has me ready to brave being in a theater full of normies. Let’s just hope Dolby Digital drowns out their popcorn rustling. I have a feeling we’re going to learn a lot more on how the Sawyer (as I write this is just noticed the SAW part in Sawyer…) family became the heinous hicks they are/were.

In Leatherface, Jessica Madsen plays one of four inmates (Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor) who escapes from a mental hospital. One of them becomes the title character and iconic slasher. The quartet kidnaps a young nurse (played by Vanessa Grasse) and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman (Stephen Dorff) out for revenge. The Conjuring‘s Lili Taylor is Verna Sawyer.

One note. I could have done without a child singing overtop of horror ambiance trailer soundtrack…but I need to accept that as industry standard at this point.

Leather face will be released exclusively through DirecTV September 21, 2017, with a limited theatrical run and full VOD release on October 20, 2017.

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Byron McKoy

Byron McKoy

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Mumblehorror connoisseur, murderologist, a bit of a ghoul.

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