The long awaited newest entry into the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, a direct prequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 original classic, Leatherface will finally rev it up in theaters this October and the first official trailer has just been released online.
Directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside), the prequel centers on four inmates who escape from a mental hospital, one of which becomes the title character and iconic slasher.
Vanessa Grasse stars as Lizzy, a young nurse at a mental hospital who’s kidnapped by a group of violent teenagers and taken on a road trip from hell. Lili Taylor portrays Verna Sawyer; Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, and James Bloor star as the potential Leatherfaces; and Stephen Dorff stars as a lean, mean Texas Ranger who has a vendetta against the teen boy who grows up to become Leatherface.
The official synopsis: In this prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman (Stephen Dorff) out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.
Leatherface will first be released exclusively on DirecTV on September 21, with a limited theatrical run and full VOD release through Lionsgate to follow on October 20.
Check out the first official red band (restricted) trailer for Leatherface below!
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