Netflix has finally dropped the trailer for their upcoming sequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This entry is a direct sequel to the original Tobe Hooper classic and is written and produced by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues.
The new trailer seems to borrow from the 2003 remake. It has the same aesthetics anyways. I was a bit disappointed that it didn’t attempt to go with the grimy look of the original film. But, outside of that I’m excited about watching the film. There is a scene that features Leatherface digging an old chainsaw out of a wall that gave me some goosebumps. So, in that way the trailer was totally effective.
The end of the trailer is the biggest reveal. It features Leatherface holding up a new human flesh mask to wear. If you look to the right of Leatherface you can see some dead sunflowers that are a big wink to the first film. If you recall the first couple to approach the house while looking for a place to swim in Texas Chainsaw Massacre pass those very same sunflowers.
“Our take on it was this guy (Leatherface) probably disappeared after everything he’s done. You know, how do you catch a guy who has a mask? Once he removes the mask and runs away, it’s very easy for him to hide somewhere. This story will pick it up many, many years after the original story. He’s been in hiding for a long, long time, trying to be a good person. These people arriving in this town are going to awaken the giant.” Alvarez told Entertainment Weekly.
The film is directed by David Blue Garcia, written by Chris Thomas Devlin.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre arrives on Netflix on Feb. 18.