15th Sep2017

New poster for TCM prequel ‘Leatherface’

by Phil Wheat

Leatherface (not to be confused with THIS one) is the eagerly-awaited, nerve-shattering prequel to the legendary The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, exploring the chilling origin of the fearsome horror icon, from the directors of the extreme French masterpiece Inside. The duo – Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury – are a perfect fit for the material, having helmed the eerily similar Among the Living. Thought the end result is not as good as one would expect… Just check out our Leatherface review

A young nurse is kidnapped by four violent teens after they escape from a psychiatric hospital, and take her on a road trip to hell. Pursued by an equally deranged, trigger-happy lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind – moulding him into the monster we now know as Leatherface.

When the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre burst onto the screen in 1974, a new horror legend was born, in the form of a mumbling, bumbling, flesh-masked, chainsaw wielding maniac – Leatherface! Seven films and untold gruesome deaths later, audiences can finally find out who lurks behind the mask – and how he got there, in this stylish, scary and blood-soaked prequel. With a fantastic cast – including genre favourites Stephen Dorff (Blade) and Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), Sam Strike and Nicole Andrews, as well as Game of Thrones & Iron Fist star Finn Jones, this is a worthy addition to the Chainsaw franchise, and a thrilling examination of the genesis of a monster ranked alongside Freddy and Jason as one of the greatest horror characters ever.

Leatherface will release on DVD & Blu-ray 9th January 2018 courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK.




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