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A Look at a ‘Leatherface’ Inmate Stopping For Some Tasty BBQ


Christa Campbell, one half of Campbell Grobman Films, shared a new look at Leatherface, the prequel to Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that’s to be released by Lionsgate.

What you’ll see below is a behind-the-scenes shot of actress Jessica Madsen in a BBQ restaurant, looking a bit angered and determined. In the film, directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo behind the slasher masterpiece Inside (À l’intérieur), as well as Livide and Among the Living, Madsen plays one of four inmates (Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor) who escape from a metal hospital. One of them becomes the title character and iconic slasher. The quartet kidnapa a young nurse (played by Vanessa Grasse) and take her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman (Stephen Dorff) out for revenge.

Angela Bettis was cast as Mother Sawyer. The Conjuring‘s Lili Taylor also is featured.

When we talked with the filmmakers, they told us the film is “a brutal and nihilistic road movie that we hope will surprise and delight the fans…”

[H/T] Michael Magnano



  • Brain Rotz

    I have high hopes for this movie, probably too high. Leatherface is one of my favorites. Please don’t mess this up.

  • Alanmac

    For christ sake when is a trailer gonna come out??

  • Creepshow

    “who escape from a metal hospital”

    “The quartet kidnapa a young nurse”

    Bang up job Brad!!

    • Terrorize Children.

      He’s just trying to brush up on his Italian accent.

  • J Jett

    so is the top picture a pic from the new movie or is that from the original film?

    • My guess is it’s from the original. You don’t release an official picture of your horror icon then instagram another character looking through a window.

      • Eastman420

        ^^^^^Absolutely made no sense at all. Its the new movie, what are u talking about?

        • So you think the picture of Leatherface at the top of this article is from the new movie and not the original TCM? And you think that instead of instagraming the first official picture of their villain the director of this new movie chose to Instagram a photo of a chick looking out of a window? Okay buddy…

          • Eastman420

            Everybody knows thats Leatherface from original you dumb fuck. Talking about Twitter pic. Buddy!!! Jesus fucking christ, Mr. Tough guy over here

          • So what’s your point then? Be clear and concise. I know you’re up to the task.

          • Eastman420

            Learn english or stop trolling

          • Oh please grow up.
            The OP asked if the pic of Leatherface was from the new movie or the original.
            I said it was from the original.
            You said “Its the new movie, what are u talking about?”
            I repeated myself.
            You said “Everybody knows thats Leatherface from original you dumb fuck.”
            Now either make up your mind or twat off, you’re boring me.

          • Eastman420

            Lol wow you need to learn to read. I wasn’t the one that had to “guess”. Your making up shit now. Clearly leatherface from original. Why would anyone think thats fromthe new film? He’s a teenager in the new film….. twat

          • Eastman420

            So i bet you have to “guess or not” if my avatar is from original or new film huh. Now kindly fuck off buddy!!! And go learn to read while your at it.

          • One last time: it wasn’t me who asked what film the top picture was from. That was SOMEONE ELSE.

            “I guess” is a colloquialism, it doesn’t mean that I was actually guessing you fucking idiot.

          • Eastman420

            Keep crying lttle cunt

          • little

          • Eastman420

            Learn your horror movies

          • you’re

          • The OP asked if it was Leatherface from the original film or not you dullard. The person I was replying to with an answer that you AGREE with before you started swinging your dick around at me for…what?…agreeing with me?
            Piss off now, boy. I don’t think there’s anything else either of us can take away from this nonsense.

          • you’re

          • that’s

          • English

          • that’s

          • Eastman420

            I aint your fucking buddy first off

          • ain’t

        • It’s

        • Brandon MisterJuicy Alexander

          this is the stupidest exchange i have read in weeks, both of you.

  • scaryclown

    Lili Taylor is Mother Sawyer…

    • Nick Halloway

      Personally hoping that this is the horror film that will finally bring Lili Taylor to make a few horror con appearances.

  • Poopsmith McUnty

    looks creepy!!!

  • Blade4693

    Looks good. Even though its not a lot, that actually LOOKS like it could take place back when these movies are supposed to take place. The building looks a little old fashioned and somewhat weathered. I dig it.

  • dr.chimrichalds

    It HAS to be better than the godawful 3D Chainsaw movie from 2013. Holy crap did that movie suck.

    • gabriel

      As a texan, we don’t got no chicken at authentic bbq shacks. The instagram pic already messed this movie up. But ya, should be better than the 3D one, which started out really good.

      • dr.chimrichalds

        Are you telling me that Texans know a lot about BBQ?

        • gabriel

          heck ya, but i’ve never had carolina bbq or tennesse bbq

  • alwayswipetwice

    I hope more than anything I’m proven wrong, but until then – fuck this movie.

  • shawn lawson

    Im thinking this is gonna be ok. When you think about it Texas is the only franchise that hasn’t tried something different. Its always a group of road tripping kids ending up at the dilapidated Sawyer/Hewitt homestead. Maybe its about time Leatherface gets out a little. Then again, if it wasn’t for Next Generation and 3D, I have always been a firm believer in if its not broke don’t fix it.

    • Except for TCM 2, which isn’t that formula at all and the best of the sequels/ reboots

      • shawn lawson

        Oh shit. Your right. Fuckin hate how goofy that one is though. Probably why i forgot it.

        • Eastman420

          TCM2 is pure gold to me… brsides for Leatherface, Chop Top my favorite villian out of entire franchise.

  • Frank Lloyd Jr.

    The original Texas Chain Saw Massacre is my favorite movie and I’ve enjoyed all the various sequels, remakes and prequels. Looking forward to this one as well. Hopefully it comes out this year and isn’t pushed back and back again.

  • Origin stories/prequels are taboo so I’m not very excited at all. But then again Inside was amazing so I’m mildly intrigued.

    • Kal-Il AKA Ultraman

      TCM: The Beginning was fucking awesome. Best TCM movie yet

      • Eastman420

        Shit sucked stick with 1-3

        • TheLulzyHunter

          To me, 1, 2, & the 2003 reboot are the only good ones.

      • LivingDeadMan

        Apart from Tobe Hooper’s original two films.

  • J Jett

    THERE’S ANOTHER COOL PIC OF LEATHERFACE carrying a dead(?) woman on Christa’s instagram link above (xta777).

    • Halloween_Vic

      Yea I saw it too lol but it’s a still from the 2013 sequel.

      • J Jett

        oh, oops! sorry guys. my bad. 🙂

        • Halloween_Vic

          No problem babes

  • Kal-Il AKA Ultraman

    “they escape a METAL hospital”

    if I ever break my bones I want to be treated at that hospital too. Headbanging nurses and all.

  • Halloween_Vic

    Damm the picture of leatherface that you posted got me excited cause I was like ”HOLY SHIT they made his look just like the one in the original” then realized it wasn’t it. The picture is a nice tease but come on they should’ve teased a pic of leatherface or something to really get us excited. Speaking of any word on a teaser trailer or release date?? I’m getting a little worried……

  • Halloween_Vic

    To be honest I just don’t want to see a film where leatherface is a teenager going after a nurse. I guess we won’t see leatherface full grown like we know him to be so pretty much it’s gonna be him as a teenager the whole film? 🙁

  • Maxime C

    Not sure about the whole teenage thing. But can’t be worse than the last one imo. Really looking forward to watching it.

  • CJ

    Okay damnnit, is Angela Bettis in this movie or not? ??

    • scaryclown

      I don’t think so…..she was cast as Mama Sawyer but then Taylor took her place

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    If there’s one irrefutable truth that the TCM franchise has taught me, it’s never, ever, get my hopes up.

  • Kirby4Ever

    I feel like this movie has been in production for years! Not ‘Friday the 13th’ production where they keep saying there’s a script and director but then scrapping/firing both a month later. ACTUAL production! Like I’ve seen a lot of behind the scenes photos of the movie ACTUALLY being made! Concrete proof, not just more rumors and bullshit!
    Not that I’m complaining, just really want to see it already!!!
    Although, better they take their time than rush into it and just slap something together…

  • Merlo1980

    I am not sure what the point of this image is? Why am I supposed to be excited for this?

    So this film is supposedly coming out this year, yet this is all the marketing they are doing so far. We have no trailer and not even a release date yet. This is telling me that this film will end up in the January toilet bowl next year!

    I am sure a trailer will come soon, but if it looks anything like that 3D crap then I am out. This poor marketing push tells me that this will be bad!

  • TheLulzyHunter

    Well, it looks interesting. I hope this does not suck. The bar has been set pretty low after 3D back in 2013. Hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised by this film.

  • Johannes

    Of the mill picture. Doesn’t really say much. No faith anymore in these “director`s”. Could be worse than Texas Chainsaw 3D.

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