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Everything we know about Netflix's 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

The official trailer for Netflix’s upcoming film in the February 2022 lineup, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is downright terrifying. 

With an ominous background score that hints at a possible catastrophe, the camera pans over a hand pulling out the infamous chainsaw, hinting at the return of the notorious Leatherface.

His deadly silhouette followed by the screams of terror set the premise for the gory slasher-flick that is set fifty years after the 1974 Tobe Hopper original flick that cemented Leatherface’s legacy as one of the greatest horror villains in history. 

Director Fede Alvarez revealed how the film will be “pretty hardcore” despite retaining the “simplicity” of its predecessor. “We wanted to come up with a very simple premise [with] a powerful domino effect,” he said. “Everything is set up in the right place — all you have to do is push the first domino, and everything will happen effortlessly.” 

Ahead of its release, here is everything we know about Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Everything we know about Netflix’s ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

When is the release date for Texas Chainsaw Massacre?

Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre will arrive on the streamer on Friday, February 18th, 2022.  

What is the plot for Texas Chainsaw Massacre?

Following the original events of the 1974 film where Leatherface had brutally murdered the Hardesty family, Sally is the only known survivor, haunted by the gruesome events that also traumatise the local townsfolk. 

Meanwhile, Melody and her teenage sister arrive at Harlow, Texas, to start a new business with their friends Dante and Ruth. However, their dream turns into a living nightmare when they infringe on the psychopathic maniac’s lair, disrupting his peace. To satiate his bloodlust, Leatherface wields his deadly chainsaw once again to wreak a horrific bloodbath. 

To avenge the brutal murder of her family, five decades later, Sally will finally go head to head with the vicious Leatherface in an epic showdown, bringing an end to his bloody legacy, once and for all. 

Who are the cast members in Texas Chainsaw Massacre?

The four leads on the slasher-horror film will be played by Sarah Yarkin, Elsie Fisher, Nell Hudson and Jacob Latimore. 

Mark Burnham will be seen as Leatherface. He has big shoes to fill following the iconic performance by Gunnar Hansen in the original film as the maniacal villain. 

Sally Hardesty, the sole survivor from the 1974 version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, will make a return. However, her role will not be reprised by Marilyn Burns but by Olwen Fouere. Burns had tragically passed away in 2014. Here are the details for the cast: 

  • Sarah Yarkin as Melody 
  • Elsie Fisher as Lila 
  • Jacob Latimore as Dante 
  • Nell Hudson as Nell 
  • Mark Burnham as Leatherface 
  • Olwen Fuoere as Sally Hardesty 

What is the story behind the Texas Chainsaw Massacre

There have been eight slasher films under the texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, starting with Tobe Hopper’s 1974 horror classic. With hordes of video games and comics to add to its legacy, the Netflix film will be the ninth addition to the same. While other versions have strayed away from the original, this film directly continues with the events in Hopper’s movie. 

Mentally unstable and overcome by bloodlust, the psychotic Leatherface dons a human skin mask and has a signature chainsaw weapon. He brutally murders his victims, drenching himself in their blood. In the 1974 flick, he is shown living with his equally deranged, cannibalistic family when the cops attack them. 

As the sole survivor, Leatherface, a symbol of gentrification, decides to avenge his family by ensuing a terrifying bloodbath, from which only Sally Hardesty escapes physically unhurt but emotionally scarred.