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Amazing Unused Designs For ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ Show An Elderly Leatherface!!

I’d love to see something like this in the sequel to Texas Chainsaw 3D (review). Geek Tyrant got their hands on some great, unused concept art for the film that depicts an elderly Leatherface! Jerad S Marantz was commissioned to create these designs.

Seeing as this film should have taken place 40 years after the original it makes sense that they were going with an older design. It’s pretty clear that the change to modern-day in the film was last minute, so perhaps these were scuttled to accomodate that. One thing I have to ask though – Leatherface wears other people’s skin. Did he start killing old people in an effort to be more age appropriate?

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  • livingdeadgirlEDF

    i really hope they dont make another one, but they could totally pull these masks off in a different horror story/movie.. they are pretty wikkid and decently scary where a whole new story could emerge.. 😀

  • djblack1313

    very cool!

  • anezka

    It does not make sense Leatherface being old, since he uses masks. I mean, he can have an old face, but as soon as he kills a different and young person and makes a new mask, he is gonna look young again.

  • EvanDickson

    @anezka yep! I made the same point in the article!

  • anezka

    @EvanDickson Could that be the reason why they changed their minds about the look? I mean, it looks awesome, but I don’t think it will ever fit Leatherface, at least for a long term picture.

  • StatutoryApe

    What are you talking about, “It’s pretty clear that the change to modern-day in the film was last minute.” No it wasn’t. They announced the plot was moving from the 70s to present day in one of the first stories I read covering this film.

    • EvilHead1981

      It was announced early, but I think some executive monkey’s idea, pushed in super early for the sake of sakes, to appeal to “them young hip kids and their rap, iPhones, interwebs and such, because quite frankly, modern horror fans are too stupid to connect to anything that DOESN’T take place NOW!”. I’ve heard a lot of stories of studio heads pushing that kind of thing on writers. “Oh, I got this idea of a cool vampire hunter, a lone wolf type, in the 1800s…”, “Set it in the modern age, make him edgey and MTV-hip with a dash of Twilight appeal, and give him a love interest… then we’ll think about greenlighting it!”. That happens ALL the time.

    • EvanDickson

      @StatutoryApe – sure it was in the stories covering the film, after the film had already started shooting. What I mean by “last minute” is sometime between the final draft of the script and the time they started shooting. I even think it’s possible they changed it to modern day during re-shoots. No one has an iPhone really until that Facetime sequence.

  • DarrelDreadful

    Cool and creepy but for Leatherface I dont like it. Maybe for another storyline like someone else suggested. I think Dan did a decent job as portraying Leatherface with older mannerisms and stamina and he looked “aged” enough in TC3D.

    • ThunderDragoon

      Yeah, I completely agree with you.

  • violentdope

    They need to work on making a good movie unlike this new piece of shit movie

  • Samhain2010

    Looks way better! I realize that he is wearing an old person mask, but it would have been more appropriate to see a 60 year old Leatherface. I have no idea why they didn’t just use Gunnar and let him play an older Leatherface. I thought Dan did a fine job, but the whole movie was just a jumbled mess because they were unable to establish when the movie took place (among other issues). Leatherface should have been on his last legs as an active killer and should have been transitioned into the grandpa role. Heather could have been used as the new Sawyer killer with Leatherface aiding her.

  • mav07

    I think the mask would have worked. After he escapes and goes into hiding, it would have made sense for him not to kill anyone. I think it would have given the character a fresh look, but whatever, I was still fine with the one they used.

    TC3D stole A LOT from PD’s remake, but I still enjoyed it. The worst thing about it……was the fact that it was in 3D. As dark as the movie was by itself, it really fucking sucked when I had to wear those stupid glasses. Could barely see shit. Until they figure out a way to make non-tinted 3D glasses, stop using them for dark movies.

  • Gnotes96

    The special makeup effects in Texas Chainsaw 3d SUCKED. Leatherface’s mask looked like a rubbery Halloween mask. I liked the movie so much but was disappointed everytime I saw Leatherface. How do you fuck up your monsters makeup design with a budget like that? Blaze Foster author and creator of Serial KillHer.

  • joesey

    that’s cheesy, I doubt he’d wear an old man’s face just b/c he’s gotten older. He would wear anyone’s face as long as it was appealing to him.

  • lovezoid

    Wow they are really creepy. It could’ve been a nice touch if Leatherface took to preserving and wearing Grandpa’s face as a family tribute. God it’s frustrating thinking of all the amazing paths you could take these franchises down, but all you get is just the same formula, re-hashed.

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