The ninth instalment in the franchise stars Elsie Fisher and Sarah Yarkin
The latest instalment of the long-running horror-slasher franchise, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is headed to Netflix. The streaming giant has bought exclusive streaming rights from Legendary Pictures. The upcoming film will pick up from where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic left off.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s lead character Leatherface is among the top villains in the horror genre. The upcoming movie will be the ninth film in the franchise and is set right after the gory events of the original film. While not much is known about the plot of the film, it is understood that Leatherface will return as the antagonist.
Leatherface is coming to Netflix. @ElsieKFisher, Sarah Yarkin, @jacoblatimore and @MoeDunford will star in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a new chapter in the iconic horror franchise that is set in the present day and returns to the roots of Tobe Hooper’s horror classic— Netflix (@netflix) August 30, 2021
The original 1974 film introduced Leatherface, a member of a family of cannibals with a deformed face. His face is hidden with a mask, made out of the skin of his victims. While the original is considered one of the most influential horror movies of all time, Leatherface has been a constant in many of the other sequels and prequels.
The film is directed by David Blue Garcia and is written by Chris Thomas Devlin. The story for the slasher film was developed by Fede Alvarez, who has directed movies like Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe. Texas Chainsaw Massacre stars Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Jacob Latimore, and Moe Dunford.
While Netflix has confirmed the news, an official release date has not yet been announced.