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Milk the Franchise | July 27, 2017

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre

LEATHERFACE
RELEASE DATE: 2016
DIRECTORS: Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury
PRODUCERS: Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, Carl Mazzocone, Les Weldon
WRITER: Seth M. Sherwood
BASED ON CHARACTERS CREATED BY: Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel
CAST: Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor, Jessica Madsen, Vanessa Grasse, Stephen Dorff
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Antoine Sanier
MUSIC: David Buckley
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Campbell Grobman Films, Mainline Pictures, Millennium Films
DISTRIBUTOR: Lionsgate

 

The directors discussed the prequel to Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 film with French publication Allocine: “In Leatherface, we’re actually more connected to the Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The main difference with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is that we go back further in the character’s origins, telling a part of its teenage years…Basically, we could define our movie as a naturalist, brutal and disillusioned road-movie, with a quite new narrative structure in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre universe…”

The eighth film in the franchise, it is the first to be shot outside the U.S, with principal photography taking place in Bulgaria in the summer of 2015.

 

PREVIOUS FILMS IN THE FRANCHISE
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2
LEATHERFACE: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2003 remake)
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING (prequel to the 2003 remake)
TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D

 

Both The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation and Texas Chainsaw 3D are direct sequels to the original 1974 film, ignoring the events of the first two sequels. Many critics and fans consider The Next Generation to be a remake and not a sequel due to the similarity of many scenes to shots in the original.