A red band trailer has been released for Leatherface, a prequel to Tobe Hooper’s horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The prequel is directed by French filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, whose previous credits include Inside (À l’intérieur), Livid (Livide), Among the Living (Aux yeux des vivants), and The ABCs of Death 2 segment “X is for Xylophone.” Starring is Jessica Madsen, Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor, Vanessa Grasse, Stephen Dorff, and Lili Taylor.
Continue below for more on Leatherface, and to watch the trailer.
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 will be getting an exclusive release on DirecTV beginning on September 21st. After that, there will be a limited theatrical run and a full video on demand release this Halloween season on October 20th.
I can’t think of a better way to kick off your day than with a little dose of horror. But again, this is a red band trailer for a Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel. So do click that play button with caution.
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. The quartet kidnaps a young nurse (played by Vanessa Grasse) and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman (Stephen Dorff) out for revenge. The Conjuring‘s Lili Taylor is Verna Sawyer.