Written by John Squires
We had been assuming throughout much of this year that brand new Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface was going to be released sometime this year, but it’s now nearly October and we still don’t even have a trailer. What does that mean? Well, it means that we’re probably going to have to wait until 2017 for this one. In the meantime, the film has at least been handed an MPAA rating.
As reported by Bloody Disgusting, the Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury-directed Leatherface will come at us rated R “for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexuality/nudity.” The previous seven films in the franchise, which included sequels, a remake, and a prequel to that remake, were all Rated R except for Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, which was released into theaters Unrated.
We like our chainsaw massacres bloody, violent, and disturbing, so this is certainly good news!
Stephen Dorff, Vanessa Grasse, Lili Taylor, Finn Jones, Sam Strike, James Bloor, Sam Coleman, and Jessica Madsen star.
In the origin story, a young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.