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Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface to arrive this October

05.13.2017

When watching some of cinemas most iconic villains one can’t help but wonder what happened in their childhood that made them that way. Was Hannibal Lecter forced to eat nothing but raw meat while listening to Beethoven? Did The Joker have a bad experience with a birthday clown? Many movies have gone back to the past to explore the history of the movie business’ most villainous characters, and we can add one more to that list this year with the new origin story, LEATHERFACE.

It was announced via Twitter by the movie’s producer, Christa Campbell, that the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE prequel will arrive in theaters this October just in time for Halloween. The tweet came with a pretty creepy photo of the young child presumably playing the chainsaw-wielding character before he goes all…chainsaw-y:

There’s no specific day set for the release, but one can assume it could fall closer to the end of the month. The movie will focus on the early days of the killer, acting as a direct prequel to the original 1974 film by Tobe Hooper. The movie will ignore the events and characters from the remakes, the 2003 TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING. The movie will star Stephen Dorff and Lili Taylor and is being directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury.

The HALLOWEEN franchise famously went to the roots of Michael Myers’ childhood with the Rob Zombie prequels, focusing on his early days as an angry little teen.  The style varies here, revolving a mystery around several teens who are escaping from a mental institution with a nurse, with one of them ultimately becoming the legendary Leatherface.  Horror prequels always freak me out, and not in a good way, so maybe this one can subvert the format a bit and make it something we actually feel like we need to see.

Stay tuned for more news on LEATHERFACE's October release!

Source: Twitter

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8:00AM on 05/15/2017
Another prequel that we just dont need. If anything, why not make the actual true story about Ed Gein that inspired this franchise? Although, that would also be a reboot from the Ed Gein movie in 2000.
Another prequel that we just dont need. If anything, why not make the actual true story about Ed Gein that inspired this franchise? Although, that would also be a reboot from the Ed Gein movie in 2000.
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12:11AM on 05/15/2017

I'm actually excited for this one.

Hey If we're going to get annother one at least this is something different.
Hey If we're going to get annother one at least this is something different.
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2:27PM on 05/15/2017
Very different. Depending on which version of the script they shot.
Very different. Depending on which version of the script they shot.
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7:44PM on 05/14/2017
Maybe next we'll get a Children of the Corn prequel that takes place in their mothers wombs (maybe it's already been made, I never saw past part 2). We already basically know Leatherhead's backstory, I mean he's a mentally retarded person and if you've watched the first few movies then you also saw what his family is like...put two and two together and you see why became Chainsawface. He's a mentally disabled person that was raised by redneck psychos. I'll still watch this Texasface origin
Maybe next we'll get a Children of the Corn prequel that takes place in their mothers wombs (maybe it's already been made, I never saw past part 2). We already basically know Leatherhead's backstory, I mean he's a mentally retarded person and if you've watched the first few movies then you also saw what his family is like...put two and two together and you see why became Chainsawface. He's a mentally disabled person that was raised by redneck psychos. I'll still watch this Texasface origin movie, as I like crap.
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2:30PM on 05/14/2017
If the entire movie is him as a young child, then this will not be Texas Chainsaw.
If the entire movie is him as a young child, then this will not be Texas Chainsaw.
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9:07PM on 05/14/2017
Well, that's probably why they called "Leatherface"...
Well, that's probably why they called "Leatherface"...
2:26PM on 05/15/2017
Actually the whole film takes place when he's a teen. Depending on the amount of reshoots, this movie will either feel more like a Chainsaw film or nothing at all. The earlier script felt nothing like a Chainsaw film.
Actually the whole film takes place when he's a teen. Depending on the amount of reshoots, this movie will either feel more like a Chainsaw film or nothing at all. The earlier script felt nothing like a Chainsaw film.
2:09PM on 05/14/2017
"Was Hannibal Lecter forced to eat nothing but raw meat while listening to Beethoven?" ...We had that origin told
"Was Hannibal Lecter forced to eat nothing but raw meat while listening to Beethoven?" ...We had that origin told
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12:08AM on 05/15/2017
I think that was pretty much the story too.
I think that was pretty much the story too.
9:54AM on 05/14/2017
"FOLD ME"? I mean, I get it, but...
"FOLD ME"? I mean, I get it, but...
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2:29PM on 05/14/2017
I thought it said folo me, and follow was spelled incorrectly on purpose.
I thought it said folo me, and follow was spelled incorrectly on purpose.
12:07AM on 05/15/2017
I honestly don't get it.
I honestly don't get it.
8:13PM on 05/13/2017

Nobody is looking forward to this

How many times are we going to keep going back to the well on this? They keep trying to reboot this franchise. Lets be honest; the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre isn't even that great in the first place. - How about we just make some NEW classics, Hollywood?!
How many times are we going to keep going back to the well on this? They keep trying to reboot this franchise. Lets be honest; the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre isn't even that great in the first place. - How about we just make some NEW classics, Hollywood?!
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9:14PM on 05/13/2017
zero originality left in hollywood...all the wonderful books out there that could be adapted and they still reboot everything...losers.
zero originality left in hollywood...all the wonderful books out there that could be adapted and they still reboot everything...losers.
9:14PM on 05/13/2017
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12:52PM on 05/14/2017
I'm looking forward to it!
I'm looking forward to it!
9:09PM on 05/14/2017
Agreed. I've watched the original twice now and it's just bad. Not really sure how it became a classic. There's nothing entertaining or redeeming about it. It sucks and it feels 3 hours long. Couldn't wait for it to be over with. The remake was good, I thought, but there's absolutely no need for this. Nobody. Wants. Origin. Stories.
Agreed. I've watched the original twice now and it's just bad. Not really sure how it became a classic. There's nothing entertaining or redeeming about it. It sucks and it feels 3 hours long. Couldn't wait for it to be over with. The remake was good, I thought, but there's absolutely no need for this. Nobody. Wants. Origin. Stories.
12:06AM on 05/15/2017
I actually don't think I've ever liked a Texas Chainsaw film. Honestly the only one that even came close was ironicley the much hated Texas Chainsaw 3D. It was a dumb but moderatley entertaining effort bolstered by the presence of Alexandra Daddario.
I actually don't think I've ever liked a Texas Chainsaw film. Honestly the only one that even came close was ironicley the much hated Texas Chainsaw 3D. It was a dumb but moderatley entertaining effort bolstered by the presence of Alexandra Daddario.
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