The face of madness is back…and it’s a familiar sight.
This has been a busy week for the publicity machine on the new Netflix Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel. Just yesterday, Horror News Network reported that John Larroquette will return to narrate the opening for the new film, and now, a new poster–courtesy of screenrant.com–gives fans the best look yet at the hideous flesh-mask of Leatherface.
The direct follow-up to the 1974 Tobe Hooper horror classic hits Netflix Feb. 18, and a brand-new trailer for the movie reportedly will drop next Monday, Jan. 31 to herald the premiere.
The new sequel–directed by David Blue Garcia from a screenplay by Chris Thomas Devlin–draws upon an original story by producers Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues. The film follows Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie FIsher) and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson) on their way to Harlow, Texas to start a new business.
To complicate matters, though, they incur the wrath of Leatherface, “the deranged serial killer whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the area’s residents–including Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouere), the sole survivor of the infamous 1974 massacre who’s hell-bent on revenge.”
The cast also features Mark Burnham as Leatherface, as well as Moe Dunford, Jessica Allain, Sam Douglas, William Hope, Jolyon Coy and Alice Krige.
The original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre–directed by Hooper from a screenplay he wrote with Kim Henkel–stars Gunnar Hansen as Leatherface, along with Marilyn Burns, Paul Partain, Edwin Neal and Jim Siedow. The film–which stirred up quite a bit of controversy upon its release–was a box office smash, raking in $31 million on a budget of less than $140,000.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Netflix.