Many horror fans probably saw 2006’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and were left disappointed. A prequel to the 2003 remake, it had decent blood and gore but few scares. On top of that, there was a poor attempt at the story, and contained new twists to the well known story.
Having seen this, I was a little concerned when I saw that there was going to be another Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel. ‘Leatherface’ will take place before the original 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and will focus on his formative teenage years. It was recently announced that Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo are attached to the project as directors. These two are prominent French directors that are known for helping to usher in a new wave of French horror. They should bring good storytelling to the franchise while maintaining the gore and dark and gritty nature expected with Texas Chainsaw Massacre. If things go as they’re looking, ‘Leatherface’ may be the first film in the franchise to do it right since the 2003 remake.