After months, possibly years of delays and hype, David Blue Garcia (and Don’t Breathe‘s Fede Alvarez)’s vision of Leatherface is coming home to carve up some reckless youth on Netflix on February 18. Confusingly-titled Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this isn’t a remake but a true sequel to the original 1974 film, and looks to be applying the Halloween (2018) formula to the classic slasher by eschewing most, if not all, the intervening sequels in the Leatherface saga.
I’m skeptical of how this will go down, but a number of interesting pieces – the casting of Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) and John Larroquette reprising his narrator role from the ’74 TCM are standouts – are in place to potentially surprise fans of the franchise. Check out the trailer here!
Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes to Netflix on February 18, 2022.