Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury‘s Leatherface is yet another unique interpretation of Texas Chainsaw tonality. This is the beginnings of evil; a moody dive behind the monster’s mask. After The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 introduced a colorful misery, after roadkill grindhouse turned darkly comical, after 2003’s “gritty, dark reboot.” Here, the filmmakers behind Inside, Livide and Among The Living use Seth M. Sherwood’s screenplay to explore what could drive one child to his slaughterhouse obsession – with mixed results.
Though certainly not the franchise’s worst outing, it’s far from an instant classic and in some rather surprising news, it seems as if the origin story will be heading to Blu-Ray a lot sooner than we expected. That’s because we now know that Leatherface will be yours to take home on December 19th.
As far as special features go, there’s not much, but here’s what you’ll get should you choose to make the purchase:
- Behind the Mask: the Making of Leatherface
- Six deleted scenes
- Alternate Ending
In case you didn’t catch his review, our very own Matt Donato checked out the film not too long ago and unfortunately, didn’t find a whole lot to like about it, concluding:
Leatherface is an origin story that attempts to carve new mythos for one of horror’s mightiest legends, but ends up leaning on franchise references and bleakness to an unnecessary fault.
Interested in learning more? Here’s the official plot summary:
In Texas, years before the events of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff’s daughter dead. Ten years later, the Sawyer teen kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, Sawyer goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface.
So, there you have it. Leatherface will slice its way onto Blu-ray on December 19th. Will you be picking it up, though? Or did you not care much for the film when you saw it the first time? Feel free to drop by the comments section and let us know.