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Teaser poster for Leatherface origin story jumps right into the puddle

09.04.2015

LEATHERFACE is precisely what happens when you run out of road on a horror franchise.

In the past, when there was nothing creatively left to do with a character or a story arc, it would all just come to an end. They'd let it sit on the shelf for a bit, maybe let it collect some dust and then clean it off later for some sort of revival that fans would get excited about.

That's not the case anymore, and when you can't go forward anymore, backward is the next best direction. Too often we're seeing horror icons dissected by dredging up their past, with the origin of their evil overexplained to the point of no longer being frightening.

Remember when Hannibal Lecter was terrifying because we didn't know too much about how he came to be that way? And then we got kid Hannibal, and it was all over. Same goes for Michael Myers and a number of others who have fallen victim to the prequel curse that plagues horror, taking the mystery away and laying everything out as a psychological breakdown of where things went wrong.

Leatherface is about to get the same treatment. Now he already went through it once before with TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING pulling back the curtain on the remake mythology. So hasn't he been through enough? Nope. When you have a character that popular, you might as well run him through the ringer twice.

That's where we find ourselves with LEATHERFACE, which is going to bring us back to the chainsaw-wielding maniac's childhood as it pertains to Tobe Hooper's 1974 TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. And according to the teaser poster for the film, we're going to have to walk through puddles in order to get answers as to how Leatherface originated.

Damn... I hate having wet socks.

If that's any indication of what the film intends to be, expect a soggy affair.

Source: UHM

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7:38PM on 09/07/2015

Stephen Dorff in the lead...

That should tell you everything you need to know about the quality of this film.

Hey, you guys remember when Stephen Dorff played Decan Frost in Blade? And was actually a pretty badass villain?? And then proceeded to build a filmography that by comparison makes Adam Sandler look like Leonardo Dicaprio. Yes, so do I. Because of his role in Blade, I was actually looking forward to Dueces Wild, then of course I saw it.

He is at the moment dating a 21 year old (creepy?) bombshell, the chick
That should tell you everything you need to know about the quality of this film.

Hey, you guys remember when Stephen Dorff played Decan Frost in Blade? And was actually a pretty badass villain?? And then proceeded to build a filmography that by comparison makes Adam Sandler look like Leonardo Dicaprio. Yes, so do I. Because of his role in Blade, I was actually looking forward to Dueces Wild, then of course I saw it.

He is at the moment dating a 21 year old (creepy?) bombshell, the chick from last years Super Bowl ad that walked around supposedly naked with fruit blocking all the money shots. She's pretty fucking hot. Natural DD's to boot.
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2:51PM on 09/05/2015
By and large I hate prequels. When they remade TCM and then they had TCM: The Beginning it had zero suspense or interest because you knew exactly where the story was going to take you and the characters. This is yet another pointless rehash of a horror icon that is more terrifying by his lack of background.

I rue the day when we get Leatherface: The Conception.
By and large I hate prequels. When they remade TCM and then they had TCM: The Beginning it had zero suspense or interest because you knew exactly where the story was going to take you and the characters. This is yet another pointless rehash of a horror icon that is more terrifying by his lack of background.

I rue the day when we get Leatherface: The Conception.
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6:11PM on 09/04/2015
Why???
Why???
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4:37PM on 09/04/2015
It amazes me that the remake starring Jessica Biel over a decade ago was seemingly forgotten despite being a great film and worthy remake. Now, two prequels later, and we're going further back in time? This will definitely be a Netflix or Red Box rental.
It amazes me that the remake starring Jessica Biel over a decade ago was seemingly forgotten despite being a great film and worthy remake. Now, two prequels later, and we're going further back in time? This will definitely be a Netflix or Red Box rental.
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4:42PM on 09/04/2015
I couldn't agree more--and then there was that newest shitfest a couple years back. This is franchise is like the Spiderman of Horror.
I couldn't agree more--and then there was that newest shitfest a couple years back. This is franchise is like the Spiderman of Horror.
7:12PM on 09/04/2015
loved the 2003 remake. Why do these latest ones have to be a prequel or origin or 3D. Why can't they just make one like 2003 again? If they announce a "shared universe" with leatherface I'm going to flip.
loved the 2003 remake. Why do these latest ones have to be a prequel or origin or 3D. Why can't they just make one like 2003 again? If they announce a "shared universe" with leatherface I'm going to flip.
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