Directed by David Blue Garcia, Netflix’s newest horror film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 eponymous original. It sees the blood-thirsty, deranged masked madman, Leatherface’s return, with his notorious chainsaw as he lives up to his blood-soaked legacy.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film franchise has nine slasher films, a video game adaptation, and a few comics to its name. With Hooper’s original starting off the escapades of the psychotic killer, the 1974 film saw Gunnar Hansen play the role of the infamous villain. With his mask made of human skin and buzzing chainsaw, the deranged psychopath and his cannibalistic family are seen torturing and killing a group of friends, of whom only one survivor, namely Sally Hardesty, prevails.
Garcia’s 2022 film began streaming on Netflix on February 18th, 2022.
It follows the first film’s events and is set in the ghost town of Harlow, Texas, where an idealistic quartet arrives with a dream to make it the next cool place for young people to assemble.
However, their arrival disrupts Leatherface as his caregiver passes away, and he unleashes his wrath by going on a bloody carnage, killing everyone in his way. With millennial slang and social media prevalent in the film, he is temporarily “cancelled” before obliterating a bus full of people.
Hardesty, who is seeking vengeance, seizes this opportunity 50 years later to confront Leatherface and defeat him once and for all. However, she breathes her last, and the film ends with Leatherface triumphantly holding a dismembered head while the sister screams in terror.
Starring Mark Burnham as the iconic Leatherface with an even more terrifying mask, the film saw Olwen Fouere as Sally Hardesty. The rest of the ensemble comprised Sarah Yarkin, Elsie Fisher, Moe Dunford, Nell Hudson, William Hope and others.
John Larroquette, the original narrator of Tobe Hooper’s film, provided a voiceover for this Netflix Original.
However, the film has an end credits scene that has left the viewers intrigued. After his gruesome rampage, Leatherface is seen trudging back to the house with his chainsaw where the original massacre in Hooper’s 1974 film occurred.
While some believe that it could indicate a sequel, others, shocked by the inclusion of the iconic house, opined that the sequel might see the return of his psychotic family. Could the sequel also see Mel’s sister make a return to avenge the brutal murder of her sister and friends? Perhaps, the sequel would see Leatherface sparring with Lia within the house?
After all, just like his gory legacy, Leatherface himself seems immortal.
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