Leatherface is a villain who belongs in the pantheon of horror cinema and he is coming out of the closet for a new “Chainsaw Massacre” expected in February on Netflix. A trailer has just been released and it weaves a major connection to the original film.
Chainsaw Massacre: a sequel on Netflix
Horror cinema experienced a fashion for remakes for a while, with retellings rarely inspired by pre-2000 classics. For some time now, another movement has been taking shape with direct follow-ups to cult works. The leader was Halloween by David Gordon Green and we’re starting to see other similar projects coming together. One of them is Chainsaw Massacre, which doesn’t even bother to be original with its title. Initially planned for a passage in the rooms, the feature film was picked up by Netflix. A movement that may not inaugurate only good, even if we will wait to judge when the time comes.
Directed by David Blue Garcia and Fede Alvarez, the film intends to directly extend Tobe Hooper’s masterpiece by zapping a priori everything that was done after him. It will therefore be a question of a gang of young people who go to a texas ghost town hoping to turn it into something cool. The place seems indeed deserted but they will quickly realize that this is not completely the case. This crazy Leatherface lives in the area and he absolutely does not want to welcome new neighbors.
Leatherface vs. Sally, Act 2
A new trailer has just been released and it creates an obvious bridge with the inaugural work. Indeed, we understand that Sally, the survivor of the first film, is back. She had been waiting all these years for Leatherface to resurface to kill him. Armed with a shotgun and her conviction, she will do everything to stop him.
A pitch that is very reminiscent of the resuscitation of Halloween under Jason Blum, with a Laurie Strode who had exactly the same intentions with regard to Michael Myers. For the rest, the trailer promises some very gory moments. In particular a passage in the bus which promises to be crisp. As far as the atmosphere is concerned, however, we are still far from the height of unease that was the Chainsaw Massacre in his days. The most amusing being that the 74 film is not at all gore but nevertheless remains a pinnacle of the genre.
Chainsaw Massacre sauce 2022 is about to land on Netflix next February 18.