Netflix has revealed the official trailer for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the new movie coming to the streaming service on February 18. The film is a Legendary production. You can watch the trailer on YouTube.
After nearly 50 years of hiding, Leatherface returns to terrorize a group of idealistic young friends who accidentally disrupt his carefully-shielded world in a remote Texas town.
A continuation of Tobe Hooper’s shocking 1974 seminal horror classic, Texas Chainsaw Massacre is directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Blue Garcia (Tejano) and written by Chris Thomas Devlin.
In the film, Melody (Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Fisher), and their friends Dante (Latimore) and Ruth (Hudson) head to the remote town of Harlow, Texas to start an idealistic new business venture. But their dream soon turns into a waking nightmare when they accidentally disrupt Leatherface’s home.
Leatherface is the deranged serial killer whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the area’s residents – including Sally Hardesty (Fouéré), the sole survivor of his infamous 1973 massacre who’s hell-bent on seeking revenge.
The new movie also brings back John Larroquette to narrate the opening of the film. Larroquette did the same for the original 1974 film.
Talking to Variety, Garcia said: “It felt important to honor the original ‘TCM’ at every opportunity. John’s voice is iconic in the original opening, and we thought it would help set the perfect tone in our own intro. It’s also a subtle way of letting the fans know they’re in good hands.”
Larroquette isn’t the only nod to the original movie, however. “I can’t wait for fans to analyze and find all of the callbacks, some of which aren’t even intentional. I swear some stuff just happened, and it’s kind of freaky,” Garcia added.
“I will say that we shot with one of the original, working Poulan chainsaws from the original film. On set, every morning I would walk by the prop cart, touch it and get its blessing for the day. I wanted some of its ’70s magic.”
The story is by revered horror filmmaker Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe) and Bad Hombre’s Rodo Sayagues.
The movie is produced by Alvarez, Herbert W. Gains, Kim Henkel, Ian Henkel, and Pat Cassidy. The executive producers are Jay Ashenfelter and Shintaro Shimosawa.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.