V.O.D.zilla's Matthew Turner assigned a 6.2 rating, opining that Leatherface lacked the fear factor of the original, but was sustained by its gore, visual style, and acting. ", "Witness The Origin Of An Iconic Killer In The New Trailer For 'Leatherface, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the film that frightened me most", "Lili Taylor & Sam Strike Stop By To Discuss "Leatherface, "Sam Strike Describes Unleashing "Leatherface, "Tn Horror News The Horror Basement Podcast 53", "Lili Taylor Joins 'Texas Chainsaw' Prequel 'Leatherface, "Interview Christopher Adamson for The Sleeping Room", "James Bloor in Final Negotiations to Join 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Prequel 'Leatherface' (Exclusive)", "[Exclusive] We Will Meet Sally and Franklin's Father in 'Leatherface, "[Exclusive] Chop Top Was Almost in 'Leatherface' But Inspired a New Character Instead! Leatherface is your basic modern era horror film that tries to be coy with the reveal of who ends up being the legendary Sawyer, which is all this film has going for it. ", "Exclusive: Julien Maury Talks Leatherface", "Upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel Almost Had A Female Leatherface? A violent teen and three others kidnap a young nurse while escaping from a Texas mental institution. In 1955, couple Betty Hartman and Ted Hardesty are driving down a country road when they come across the seemingly wounded child Jedidiah Sawyer. His lack of human victims led to a hobo version of his once iconic mask. It received generally mixed reviews from film critics, and garnered $956,147 worldwide. [Exclusive]", Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Leatherface_(2017_film)&oldid=999826515, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (franchise) films, CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Vanessa Grasse as Elizabeth "Lizzy" White, This page was last edited on 12 January 2021, at 04:17. Jacob Dressler screengeek-social-icons email. Other acting credits include Dimo Alexiev, Nathan Cooper, and Nicole Andrews. " For being what he called the most entertaining film since the original, ComingSoon.Net writer Jerry Smith gave the prequel a positive review. This one, used in a car chase: /vehicle_1073875.html This one, with different markings, used the Texas Ranger use in 1955: /vehicle_1073881.html LEATHERFACE (2017) aka TEXAS CHAINSAW 4 Directed by Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury Written by Seth M. Sherwood (screenplay) Starring Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Finn Jones, Sam Strike, Nicole Andrews, James Bloor, Sam Coleman, Vanessa Grasse, Jessica Madsen, Christopher Adamson, Boris Kabakchiev, Julian Kostov, Ian Fisher, … After being temporarily shelved by Lionsgate Films in 2016, the film was made exclusive via DirecTV on September 21, 2017, before receiving a wider release on video on demand and limited theaters, simultaneously, in North America on October 20, 2017. He intended Leatherface to be accessible to viewers who had never seen the previous films, so that they could watch the series in the order of the timeline without being confused.  Sherwood speculated that the studio might have been afraid that they wouldn't make back their investment after another film underperformed, but admitted that he had no concrete explanation for the delay: "In a strange way, I started to romanticize the idea it became some legendary lost film. They seem to have used three different, but similar looking, "old" police cars. The crew utilised computer-generated imagery as necessary, albeit to a much lesser extent.  Heather Wixson of Daily Dead went into Leatherface wanting to love it, but thought the final product couldn't decide what type of movie it wanted to be. It is the eighth installment in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (TCM) franchise, and works as a prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), explaining the origin of the series' lead character. , Serving as a direct prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Leatherface was written by Sherwood to also act as a prelude to the series as a whole. She nearly escapes, only to be caught in a bear trap. Hal Hartman is the main antagonist hero of the prequel, Leatherface. The film ends with Jedidiah crafting a mask from her flesh while she is kept alive in the basement for his satisfaction.  Anton Bitel of SciFiNow appraised that, despite its excessive violence, it didn't come close to meeting the quality of horror of the first Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but added "If 'Nobody messes with our family' is the ultimate message, Maury and Bustillo certainly maintain a respectful continuity to reunite the old clan. Directed by Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury. She questioned why it was reluctant to be a straight TCM film and slammed the third act, though citing the cinematography, practical effects, and Lili Taylor's acting as redeeming qualities. 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There’s appearances from characters like The Cook, The Hitchhiker, and even Grandpa – but they’re so different from their original 1974 counterparts that they may as well be new characters. ... That was nowhere to be seen in the film (instead just we see him put on lipstick at the end with, like everything else, zero development). This version of Leatherface is considered by many horror fans to be much more psychotic, vicious and brutish than his original classic counterpart.  On May 5, 2015, Lili Taylor was publicised to replace Angela Bettis, who dropped out due to a scheduling conflict.  Screen International opined that it was made more for profit than passion, but still thought it was above average in quality for a TCM film. The film takes place in the canon established by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Texas Chainsaw 3D, chronologically taking place before the two films. Producer Whedon elucidated that the directors were chosen because of their "perfect vision" and their "edge to their storytelling". In the house basement, Jedidiah crafts the faces of Hal Hartman and Elizabeth into a mask, donning it in front of a mirror as he applies lipstick. She is too soft to fend for herself, and so begins to rely on Jackson and Bud for protection. Leatherface (2017) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Dezember 2017 ungekürzt von Turbine Media erscheinen soll. Leatherface won’t fail and he won’t stop. La légende du Leatherface (3/3) Stan Morrison. Filmed in Bulgaria. Turbine bringt die Klassiker & das Prequel erneut uncut auf Blu-ray im Vintage-Look. Despite having reached completion, it was temporarily shelved by Lionsgate Films. She is too soft to fend for herself, and so begins to rely on Jackson and Bud for protection. I suppose they paid attention to some fraction of the original film in order to do that. The newly released LEATHERFACE faces off with 1990's LEATHERFACE: ... By the end of the film, ... but LEATHERFACE 2017 is not a movie I will be revisiting often. Why was Leatherface autistic in the original and not in this one? 6 The Jigsaw/Michael Myers Mask - Leatherface (2017) Hal Hartman is the main antagonist hero of the prequel, Leatherface. Leatherface (2017) Rating: **1/2 Starring: Finn Jones, Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor A few months ago, I recall writing about my uncertainties with the then-upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel simply called Leatherface, a concept that kinda looked pointless to me since I really don't see the need for one, nor do I believe many people were even asking for it. Elizabeth is saved by Jackson, who gets her outside where they are taken hostage by escapees Ike and Clarice. 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