There may be no franchise with a more complicated (or confusing) continuity thanThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There was an initial chronology of four films, starting with Tobe Hooper''s 1974, then a reboot, then aprequelto the reboot. Then there was a direct sequel to the originalTexas Chain Saw that ignored the previous movies. (That was 2013,STexas Chainsaw 3D).
TheresTexas Chainsaw Massacre (no the!), a new direct sequel to the original film. It involves a group of teens stumbling across Leatherface 50 years after the events of the film. This is the same Leatherface from the first film, who has certainly never lost his fascination with chainsaws in the years.
The first image of this new Leatherface can be seen above; here''s a photo of the non-leatherfaced cast:
This is the film''s official synopsis:
Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher) and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), all travel to Texas for an idealistic career. But their dream soon turns into a waking nightmare when they accidentally disrupt the home of Leatherface, the deranged serial killer, who continues to haunt residents, including Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouere), the only survivor of his horrific 1973 shooting.
Sally was portrayed by Marilyn Burns in the firstTexas Chain Saw, but it''s a different character, with a different actress.
If this is almost 50 years later, then then Leatherface is, what, 70? 80? If he does, he will behave like a 75-year-old man in the film? It might be interesting (or humorous) if he does, however. This week, theTexas Chainsaw Massacre will be released on Netflix on February 18.