New Netflix’s TCM TrailerBy RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of the first modern horror films I had watched as a kid. I remember the VHS box and its advertising: one of the scariest and goriest movies ever made and based on a true story. Of course, we rented it, a bunch of times. And it was one of the scariest and goriest movies ever made, within your mind. That is why I usually list this as one of the best horror films ever made. It shows you can create pure terror without a gigantic budget, or buckets of blood and gore.
Every time they announce a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel, prequel, or remake; I am excited and apprehensive. Netflix‘s Texas Chainsaw Massacre trailer has arrived, giving us a much better idea of what we can expect from the return of Leatherface in just a couple of weeks.
This new movie is a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s original classic, Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre. However, to me, it looks more in line with Marcus Nispel’s 2003 remake. This is supposed to be the original Leatherface 49 years later, and yes, final girl Sally Hardesty is back too. Fun fact: If they use the canon of the sequels, prequels, and comics, Leatherface/Jedidiah Sawyer, was born in 1947. He would be a youthful 75 years old. Sally would be a much younger 73 years old.
Like most horror films Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre trailer also introduces a new batch of youthful victims. Plus we get Sally who may be the key to some of their survival.
“50 years I’ve been waiting for this night,” Sally says in the trailer. “Just to see him again.”
It looks like Sally is going to be the Laurie Strode of this one, taking the fight to Leatherface decades after surviving his original bloodbath. Olwen Fouéré (Mandy) took over the iconic role of Sally Hardesty from the late Marilyn Burns. How much did they copy from the New Halloween will have to be seen. Old Man Leatherface slices and dices his way onto Netflix on February 18.
Here’s the full official synopsis for the new movie:
After nearly 50 years of hiding, Leatherface returns to terrorize a group of idealistic young friends who accidentally disrupt his carefully shielded world in a remote Texas town. Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), head to the remote town of Harlow, Texas to start an idealistic new business venture. But their dream soon turns into a waking nightmare when they accidentally disrupt the home of Leatherface, the deranged serial killer whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the area’s residents, including Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), the sole survivor of his infamous 1973 massacre who’s hell-bent on seeking revenge.
Mark Burnham (Lowlife) is Old Man Leatherface in Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre. David Blue Garcia (Tejano) directed the movie, written by Chris Thomas Devlin. Fede Alvarez is producing with Bad Hombre’s Rodolfo Sayagues, alongside Kim Henkel (co-writer of the 1974 film), Ian Henkel, and Pat Cassidy.Share this article on: