We're just two-weeks and a handful of days away from the release of the eagerly anticipated franchise reboot, 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' on Netflix and a full-length trailer just dropped.
Perhaps keeping horror fans buzzing with nothing more than a short teaser trialer and two film posters is just a brilliant marketing strategy by Netflix, but on January 31, we finally got a full-length trailer for the upcoming slasher film set to premiere on Netflix in just two-weeks. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper's iconic horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Sadly, Marilyn Burns won't reprise her role as the titular final girl and scream queen, Sally Hardesty. She passed away in Houston, Texas in August 2014 after returning to play the character in Texas Chainsaw (2013). We are, however, excited to see Olwen Fouere (Sea Fever, Mandy, Beast), who is no stranger to horror films take the reigns as Sally.
“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."
With the new film's story by Fede Alvarez—who gave us the Evil Dead (2013) reboot, winning over even the most reluctant horror fans—and his writing partner Rodo Sayagues we're hopeful they can achieve the same level of arthouse terror that fans of the original film may expect. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is directed by David Blue Garcia and the screenplay was written by Chris Thomas Devlin. It's producers include Kim Henkel, who co-wrote the original film with director Tobe Hooper. While set in a small ghost town in Texas, the new film was shot in Bulgaria and stars Sarah Yarkin (Happy Death Day 2U), Elsie Fisher, Nell Hudson (The Irregulars), and Jacob Latimore as a group of friends and social media influencers who've decided to convert the ghost town into a "hip destination spot" ignoring the town's roots and fatal history. The synopsis reads, "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."
Texas Chainsaw Massacre arrives on Netflix on February 18, 2021.