In less than a month, Netflix will unleash the long gesturing sequel of the classic 1974 horror gem that is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which will bear the official name simply Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The film, directed by David Blue Garcia, is the concept of Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, the duo behind 2013’s excellent Evil Dead remake and the Don’t Breathe franchise with Chris Thomas Devlin‘s script based on a story by Alvarez and Sayagues. What can we expect in the new film?
“Old Man” Leatherface is coming…
The new film will retcon all of the previous films of the franchise sans the original film. In other words, the film will be going the 2018 Halloween route, forgoing all sequels and reboots. Alvarez describes the film as having “old man” Leatherface, who after the events of the original film, unmasks and hides out in a small Texas town, trying to put his past behind him. However, when a group of influencers arrive to the town with the intent of turning it into a tourist attraction, the former killer isn’t happy and once again, becomes unleashed for the first time in over four decades.
Leatherface isn’t the only one returning…
Leatherface isn’t the only one coming back. The original final girl, Sally Hardesty, who we last saw narrowly escaping from the blade of the killer’s chainsaw and laughing hysterically in the back of a pickup truck, will be returning. In what capacity Sally will be seen is not exactly known, but one thing’s for sure. Sally is back, most likely out for revenge against Leatherface for the death of her brother and friends.
Sadly, unlike the 2018 Halloween film, Marilyn Burns (who played Sally Hardesty in the 1974 film) passed away in 2014 and the following year, we lost Gunnar Hansen, the original Leatherface. After extensive searching, Olwen Fouere (Mandy) will be seen as the older Sally Hardesty and Mark Burnham (Lowlife) will be the new Leatherface.
Look out for Texas Chainsaw Massacre on February 18 exclusively on Netflix.