As you might imagine, Leatherface’s mom isn’t exactly a nice person.
Taking place years before the events of both Texas Chainsaw 3D and the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s Leatherface dives deep into the troubled family life that turned a young Leatherface into a brutal monster. We get up close and personal with Verna Carson Sawyer in the film, the big guy’s mother.
In this exclusive clip from Yahoo, Texas Ranger Hal Hartman (Stephen Dorff) comes face to face with Mrs. Sawyer (Lili Taylor) early in the movie, kick-starting the events that shape her son into what he was perhaps always destined to be.
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 also stars
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.