August 7, 2017

Trailer Park: Leatherface (2017) - Trailer 2

We are faced with yet another Texas Chainsaw Massacre film, and another prequel to boot! It is always very iffy to make a prequel to a classic film. We are always curious as to a cinematic maniac’s origin, but to actually make such a film is to risk damaging any idea we have in our mind. It takes away the creative license of each and every viewer. Beyond that, we run the risk of getting a bad film. Will that be the case here? I am not sure, but the fact that it is going to DiecTV before going to theaters (limited) does not inspire much hope. Sure, it could be good movie, but it is a long shot.

Here it is, the second trailer for the new movie, Leatherface:

So, what do you think? I think it looks pretty good, although it does seek to take away the mystique of the killer. I think it looks a lot like a Rob Zombie film, similar to what he tried with his Halloween remake. Now, I realize that is not all that inspiring to many (most?) of you. I happen to be a fan of his films and think this could work out nicely. This Leatherface is directed by the French duo of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, the two gave us the insane Inside.

The TCM films have one of the most convoluted timelines of any franchise. This actually is a prequel that goes all the way back to Tobe Hooper’s original feature, rather than the remake, which has its own prequel.

Here is the 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.”

That certainly does sound interesting, but what I always liked about the character was that he was always (well, sometimes) sympathetic. What I fear here, is that it will take away that from us and leave us with just a one dimensional monster with a backstory. That really isn’t what I want to happen. I am looking forward to giving it a shot.

Here is the poster:

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