Well, it’s taken its sweet time, but Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel Leatherface will finally be gracing screens in October.
The film, which has been completed for a good while now, focuses on the titular butcher’s teenage years, following his escape from a psychiatric institute. The news of its imminent arrival was announced via social media by Christa Campbell, who is producing along with Lati Grobman. The duo also executive produced 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D.
“To all our Leatherface fans out there. The movie will be released in October,” Campbell tweeted, along with this image of a boy (presumably Leatherface) inviting us to “folo” him.
Leatherface stars Lili Taylor (The Conjuring, The Addiction) as Verna ‘Mother’ Sawyer, with Vanessa Grasse, Sam Strike and Blade’s Stephen Dorff as the vicious Texas Ranger Hal Hartman.
Teenage Leatherface 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, moulding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)