We’ve recently gotten our first teaser trailer for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a new direct sequel to the original 1974 classic. With the film attempting to once again pick up where the original left off, fans are understandably curious. After all, how do you continue a story with Leatherface while accommodating for the near 50 year gap between movies? Well, now we may finally have our first idea. A series of alleged plot details have been leaked online, and they reveal a little more about Texas Chainsaw Massacre than the recent trailer did.
These plot details come from @ViewerAnon on Twitter, and as such should be taken with a grain of salt. But considering what has been known about the film so far, they definitely seem to line up. Be warned, however, as there are potential spoilers below.
They first began by explaining the film’s setup. As stated:
“…a bunch of entitled liberal kids ‘buy’ a town in Texas, evict the residents, and the audience is supposed to cheer as Leatherface murders them.”
This already sounds quite different from the usual scenarios we’ve seen in the franchise. But what’s especially different is that this film’s presumed lead protagonist is actually “a school shooting survivor.”
“Oh, and the ‘Final Girl’ is a bad-ass because she’s a school shooting survivor.”
It appears that the subversive nature of the new film won’t end there. They continued to add that there’s going to be a massacre sequence that’s apparently also livestreamed.
“…there’s a scene in the new TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE where Leatherface massacres kids on a party bus and it’s livestreamed.”
Perhaps most interestingly is the description for an alleged scene in which Sally Hardesty, survivor of the original film, makes her return. It was already announced that actress Olwen Fouéré would be playing Sally Hardesty in the film, taking over for the late Marilyn Burns. But it seems Sally will be ready to fight Leatherface this time around.
“…there’s a scene where Leatherface runs at Sally, she shoots at him with a shotgun, and he blocks the shots with his chainsaw.”
With the subtlety of the recent teaser trailer, and these more over-the-top plot descriptions, it’s hard to get an accurate feel for Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But considering the gonzo directions that the franchise has gone in the past, anything is possible. Hopefully we’ll get a clearer look at the movie ahead of its release date in February. Until then, fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for updates on the project as we have them.
David Blue Garcia directed the film based on a screenplay written by Chris Thomas Devlin.
The cast for the film includes Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Mark Burnham, Moe Dunford, Alice Krige, Jacob Latimore, Nell Hudson, Jessica Allain, Sam Douglas, William Hope, and Jolyon Coy. Olwen Fouéré will play Sally Hardesty and Mark Burnham will play Leatherface.
Fans will finally be able to see Texas Chainsaw Massacre when it premieres on Netflix on February 18, 2022.