The long wait will soon be over! The Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface (directed by Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury) arrives exclusively on DirecTV on TODAY.We’ve seen a couple brilliant teasers already, but the one released today gives us our best insight yet into the origins of America’s favorite cannibal! It seems Leatherface may have been just as much of a “Mamma’s Boy” as Jason Voorhees and Norman Bates. Have a look-see:
Official Synopsis: In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriffs’ daughter dead. Ten years later, he kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with 3 other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, the young Sawyer teen goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster known now as Leatherface.
Leatherface was penned by Seth M. Sherwood and stars Finn Jones, Stephen Dorff, and Lili Taylor. It is intended as a canonical prequel to Tobe Hooper’s original Chainsaw, released in 1974.
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