Leatherface recently slashed his way back to the screen in Netflix’s 2022 film Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Despite the title, the film is a direct sequel to the original 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with room for fans to interpret the original sequels as additional canon. Now it appears that Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre could be getting not just one – but two – sequels of its own.
As noted via Joblo, this might not be too much of a surprise. While the film’s reception is now rather divisive, it did do quite popularly on the streaming service during its initial release. In fact, Texas Chainsaw Massacre became the second most viewed movie on Netflix from February 14 to February 20 – which only covered its first three days of release. Furthermore, during those three days, subscribers watched the film for a total of 29.18 million hours. It also reached the top 10 in 94 different countries – including #1 on daily lists in the United States, Bolivia, Brazil, Honduras, Oman, Philippines, and Saudi Arabia.
Because we live in a time where streaming has much different factors to consider than traditional theatrical releases, it’s hard to always tell what’s a success and what isn’t. But considering these numbers, it certainly sounds like Texas Chainsaw Massacre did quite well for Netflix. And, considering the demand for horror genre content, it would make sense to greenlight some new sequels. Of course, it hasn’t yet been officially confirmed whether or not that really will be the plan.
The rumors stem from fans that claim to have interacted with 2022 Leatherface actor Mark Burnham at this year’s Monsterpalooza. Fans claim that one of the film’s producers accompanied Burnham, and further insisted that Netflix ordered two sequels to Texas Chainsaw Massacre. While we wait for confirmation, this is still an exciting possibility for fans that enjoyed the 2022 installment. It also follows the recent trend of making back-to-back sequels, such as we’ve seen with Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends or the fifth Scream film and its upcoming follow-up.
Furthermore, director David Blue Garcia has also insisted he has ideas for where the storyline would go next. This makes sense considering the post-credits scene attached to the 2022 film. It showed a weary Leatherface making his way back to the original film’s farmhouse. This would certainly be a great way to make things full circle and potentially give fans a sequel set in one of the franchise’s most iconic locations. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for more updates as we have them.