Upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel almost had a female Leatherface?


Okay, here's the thing; I've been boasting around town this theory that the "hidden" Leatherface in the upcoming prequel to THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE was the girl in the yellow dress as I call her (see above). I thought I was clever-as-hell because no one would expect a "female" Leatherface, right?

Well, turns out I was (almost) right.

Recently at Frightfest, LEATHERFACE premiered and directors, Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (INSIDE), told the audience that while developing their new prequel (crazy I have to say that), they seriously "thought about making Leatherface a female.”

As it turns out, they didn't mean (oh, boy, here we go) a "female" as in "born with a vagina" but a cross-dressing male... just like old Leatherface is known to do...

Make sense, right? Well, it's not to be, unfortunately. After that Frightfest comment by the filmmakers, Brad over at B-D caught up with Julien Maury who told him it was a bit of a misunderstanding.

Julien Maury on female LEATHERFACE:

We loved that idea that the audience could think that even her [Jessica Madsen’s character] could be the boogeyman in the end in people’s mind. And it wasn’t a so crazy idea to have regarding the passion Leatherface had for dresses and makeup in the previous movies…


See, not such a wild and crazy idea after all, huh, my stupid buddies who think they know shite? While (supposedly) the new film will not be going that route, the filmmakers at least thought about it and were of the mindset that it was an interesting "twist."

But c'est la vie. Maybe next time... Let us know what you think of a female Leatherface (or.. you know... Heather Face) by hitting us in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!


In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriffs’ daughter dead. Ten years later, he kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with 3 other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, the young Sawyer teen goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster known now as Leatherface.

LEATHERFACE stars Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Strike, Jessica Madsen, Finn Jones, James Bloor, Nicole Andrews, Julian Kostov, and Sam Coleman.

LEATHERFACE hits exclusively through DirecTV September 21st, with a wider VOD and limited theatrical release on October 20th.

Extra Tidbit: Heather Face. Classic.
Source: B-D



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