Trailer Brings True Horror Of New ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

by Thomas Tuna

Yup, he’s back…and it’s fixin’ to get messy.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre–a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 cult classic–hits Netflix Feb. 18, and the official (violent, bloody) trailer dropped this week. Check it out–courtesy of Variety–on this page.

This Massacre–directed by David Blue Garcia and produced by Fede Alvarez (Evil DeadDon’t Breathe)–is written by Chris Thomas Devlin from a story ideas by producers Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues. In addition, John Larroquette returns to narrate the film’s opening.

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. Along the way, they incur the wrath of Leatherface and meet up with Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouere), the sole survivor of the 1974 massacre, who wants revenge.

The cast also includes Mark Burnham as Leatherface, Moe Dunford, Jessica Allain, Sam Douglas, William Hope, Jolyon Coy and Alice Krige.

The sequel “takes place a long time after the original,” Fisher said. “It’s about this group of people who come to this town, and things don’t quite go as planned. It mixes a lot of real-life issues with horror themes–which is always something I love.”

The original “really hit a nerve,” Alvarez added, “when portraying that culture clash between the countryside and the city. Back in the ’70s, the hippies were representing the youth of the city.”

This time, he said, “they’re more like millennial hipsters from Austin who are very entrepreneurial and have a dream of getting away from the city and back to the countryside. Let’s just say they encounter some pushback.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Netflix.


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