After nearly 50 years of hiding, Leatherface returns to terrorize a group of idealistic young friends who accidentally disrupt his carefully shielded world in a remote Texas town. Based on characters created by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper. Story by Fede Álvarez & Rodo Sayagues. Screenplay by Chris Thomas Devlin. Directed by David Blue Garcia.
Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), head to the remote town of Harlow, Texas to start an idealistic new business venture. But their dream soon turns into a waking nightmare when they accidentally disrupt the home of Leatherface, the deranged serial killer whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the area’s residents — including Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), the sole survivor of his infamous 1973 massacre who’s hell-bent on seeking revenge.
I was super stoked when FedeÁlvarez was attached to this project. His vision and aesthetic from Evil Dead (2013) feels spot on for a Texas Chainsaw film. I know he isn’t the one directing, but his words along with Rodo Sayagues and Chris Thomas Devlin breath life into the end result. That being said I’m going to keep my expectations an even keel for the release and remember to just have fun with it. After all we should never take these films too seriously and you always have the original to fall back on if it doesn’t meet your expectations.