Anticipation Alert: Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel)

Dammit.  There’s nothing worse for me than having to say that I may have been wrong about something.  A few months back, I did a post about the news of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel, cleverly titled Leatherface, being developed and I pretty much raked it over the coals.  And then the director (or should I say directors) were announced last week.  Gulp.


It looks as though Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have signed on to direct Leatherface.  Why is that gulp-inducing news?  Because the French team directed one of my favorite and one of the most jaw-dropping horror movies I’ve ever seen called Inside back in 2007.  Not only that, but I also dug their artistic take on the vampire genre called Livid in 2011.  So what does all of this mean?  It means that Leatherface is in good hands and you can proceed to get your hopes up now!

Granted, we still are going to have to relive teenage Leatherface in the 70’s, complete with acne and awkward voice changes – but I honestly feel that if anyone can make this work, it’s this directing duo.  Cross your fingers for a minimum amount of studio involvement.  And also cross your fingers that Renee Zellweger doesn’t make an appearance.


Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Leg Amputation’ From ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ (2003)

This week on Sunday Bloody Sunday, I detour away from Halloween and find poor Leatherface sulking on the side of the road.  Turn that frown upside down my little human face wearer!  You’re getting some shine this week for your handywork on Andy’s leg from the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake.

Well, I’ll give Andy this – he sure did fight off Leatherface pretty good with that tire iron.  Too bad his brain was stuck on stupid when he ran out of the house though and decided to frolic through the sheets hanging on clothesline.  Why did he decide to do that when he had all of that open running space on both sides?  Well, his stupidity cost him his leg and eventually his life.  What’s not included in the clip is where Leatherface carries Andy down into the basement, throws him up on a hook, then puts a nice chunk of salt on that severed limb.  I’ll admit, that made me wince.  I’m even wincing right now as I think about it.  Quick!  Give me something to take my mind off that horrible, uncomfortable scene!