Leatherface DVD COverTobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has spawned so many sequels, prequels, and remakes, the franchise can be considered an extended cinematic universe.

So where does Leatherface fit? It’s an origin story that attempts to reset a series that has run out of gas. Ten years after young Jed Sawyer was committed to a psychiatric hospital for the murder of the sheriff’s daughter, a riot breaks out and a nurse is taken hostage by a bunch of inmates – one of whom may be you know who.

French filmmaking duo Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury deliver a TCM prequel every bit as gruesome and nightmarish as you’d expect from the directors of Inside, and fans of Rob Zombie’s films will appreciate the grimy hillbilly aesthetic that evokes The Devil’s Rejects.

Release Date:  31 January 2018
Format:  DVD Blu-ray
Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike

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