We’re now just one week away from the return of a horror icon in Leatherface, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s (Inside) prequel to the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Our own Benedict Seal called the film a “graceful gut punch” in his review, so it’s looking like Maury and Bustillo did right by the franchise.
While we wait, check out the final poster below.
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.”
Leatherface gets 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.