The new movie “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is available on Netflix. This is the direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s film released in 1974. We find the famous Leatherface with his mask made of human flesh. But did you notice his first appearance at the beginning of the film?
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Leatherface Returns
For this new film in the saga Chainsaw Massacre, Leatherface has found refuge on Netflix. Indeed, this feature film directed by David Blue Garcia was co-produced by the streaming giant. Like the new trilogy Halloween by David Gordon Green, it is presented as the direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s masterpiece released in 1974 and therefore ignores all the other films in the saga.
In this new film available on Netflix from last February 18, we discover that Leatherface spent the rest of his life in an orphanage, with his adoptive mother. But she dies accidentally and the latter seeks to avenge her. His new target? A group of young adults comes to do real estate prospecting in the city, which he deems responsible for the death of his adoptive mother.
A well-hidden appearance of Leatherface
When the group of young people arrives in the ghost town of Harlow, they decide to visit the old orphanage which they think is empty. But the previous owner still lives there. it’s about Leatherface’s adoptive mother. It is within its walls that the masked killer appears for the first time. But you probably missed his first appearance. Without his mask.
In effect, at about 10’58, when Dante (Jacob Latimore) visits the sinister building, Leatherface can be seen in the darkness, seated in an armchair on the left of the screen. By increasing the brightness of the image, we guess its features more distinctly:
In behind-the-scenes footage, actor Mark Burnham could be seen without the Leatherface mask.
A very calm first appearance, compared to the outburst of violence of the rest of the film. This is, by far, the film of the saga Chainsaw Massacre most gory and brutal.