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Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Leatherface’ with 5-Minute Video

We were presented with an opportunity to reinvent the franchise.”

The origin story of a horror icon will be explored in Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Leatherface, a prequel to the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre that’ll be slicing its way into our lives beginning next month.

While we wait, you’ll find a 5-minute behind the scenes video featurette below.

Our own Benedict Seal wrote in his review that Leatherface is “a graceful gut punch,” adding that it “manages to make the Sawyers skin-crawling again.”

In Leatherface, Jessica Madsen plays one of four inmates (Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor) who escapes from a mental hospital. One of them becomes the title character and iconic slasher.

Vanessa Grasse, Stephen Dorff and The Conjuring‘s Lili Taylor also star.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film, penned by Seth M. Sherwood:

“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.”

The film will get an exclusive DirecTV release on September 21, 2017, with a limited theatrical run and full VOD release through Lionsgate revved up for October 20, 2017.



  • Jay Bennett

    Starting to look pretty good, shame about the posters though

    • Necro

      Yeah the only one I really like is the one where he’s standing in the doorway and his silhouette turns into a saw.

  • The bits about rebuilding the Sawyer homestead were particularly interesting.

  • Laura Kinney (X-23)

    This just made my day!! I can’t wait for this!!

  • Necro

    That little 5 minute video is better than ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ was as a whole movie! I think this film is going to be good, I honestly do!

  • Cali-Chainsaw

    This is going to be amazing!!!

  • Brandon Striker Lyons

    I’m excited. A lot of people are already trashing this, but I don’t really care. I’m just amped that we get a new Leather Face. Second favorite horror icon to me besides Michael, which is why Leather face is going on my other calf right next to Michael. I can’t wait for this thing.

  • Maxime C

    ” …a mix between Terrence Malik and Virgin Suicides” LOLZ

    Nice video, pretty excited for this one. Love the directors and can’t be worse than 3D…so… Yeah gonna be a fun ride.

  • Dark Darth

    I’m excited to see the house again, that was the only good thing about 3D

  • Simon Allen

    So I take it that the tales of replacement directors blah blah blah actually did turn out to be an internet urban legend (as I suspected).

  • Halloween_Vic

    I’m really hoping this turns out great and I’m gonna assume it is because the directors seem very passionate about it. Question is just how much did the studio want to change up? Either way still feel like this should have gotten a proper theatrical release. I definitely want to say I’m having good vibes with this one and that it can’t be worse than 3D, there’s just no way.

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