At Netflix, they know how to bait fans of horror films. The new “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” film will be available exclusively from the streaming service worldwide.
Legends never die! This is especially true of the iconic killers in horror films. In addition to Michael Myers from the “Halloween” films or Jason Vorhees from the series “Friday the 13th” Above all, Leatherface should be mentioned here. He murdered for the first time in 1974 in “Blood Court in Texas”, better known under the English original title: “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. There are now eight films in the series, and there will soon be nine.
The new film, which is supposed to follow up on the events of the original film (and largely ignore the events of most of the other parts), will not find its way into the cinema, however. Instead, Netflix has secured the global exploitation rights to the film, like The Hollywood Reporter reported. The film aims to introduce Leatherface to a new generation of horror fans. The shooting took place in Bulgaria in 2020.
“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” goes on “Halloween”
With the idea of attaching the new film in the series exclusively to the original from 1974 and largely ignoring the remaining parts, the makers behind the new “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” are based on the “Halloween” series. In 2018, it had pushed aside its long history and continuity and presented a direct sequel to the original film – with great success, another sequel called “Halloween Kills” is expected for October 2021.
Fede Alvarez is the producer behind the new “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. He already has experience in reviving old horror hits, as he was responsible for the 2013 “Evil Dead” film. The horror film, which will probably start on Netflix in 2021, was directed by David Blue Garcia, with Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Mark Burnham, Moe Dunford and Sam Douglas in front of the camera.