Leatherface has been a highly anticipated prequel in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise for quite some time. Following the release of the first trailer for the film, another trailer just got released that will have fans cheering and cringing at the same time.
“The True Apex Predator!”
Most fans of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise heard about the Leatherface prequel almost two years ago when the details were shaky at best. The film seemed to be floating away from the public consciousness until the trailer popped up last month, releasing a whole new invigoration for Leatherface.
For those who are unaware, Leatherface is about the origins of the famed masked killer from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise created by Tobe Hooper way back in 1974. The franchise has since gone on to receive a heavy cult status among horror fans and there have been several sequels, remakes, reboots and a prequel made already. So much so, that the universe has been split into different timelines of continuity three times now.
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But rest assured, the new Leatherface will take true horror fans back to the root of the franchise and give them some new details about the infamous killer as a young teen in a Texas state asylum. Of course, it wouldn’t be a decent horror flick if he did not escape and take a nurse hostage on a road trip from hell.
What’s even better about Leatherface, and all of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, is the lack of characters who have proven to be the venerable “good guy.” There are just different shades of good and bad, much like Rob Zombie likes to do with characters in his films.
“Death is an illusion!”
In Leatherface, horror fans will be delighted to see Stephen Dorff returning to the genre as the delightfully gruesome lawman who is hunting down the title character and terrorizing his family. Leatherface also stars Lili Taylor and was directed by Alexandre Bustillo.
Check out the new Leatherface trailer below and let me know what you think in the comments below.
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