Leatherface is yet another prequel/spinoff in the Texas Chain Saw Massacre franchise (dare I say… Chain Sawverse?) But this one, unlike those that came before it, is the origin story of the lumbering, simple-minded slasher of the cannibal family who likes to wear other people’s faces while he works.
This movie has been out there for a while, having been filmed back in 2015 and subsequently lost in the muck of release limbo. Now, Bloody Disgusting has some concrete details about Leatherface: it will hit DirecTV exclusively on September 21, and it will get a (probably incredibly limited) theatrical run October 20.
The story will focus on four escaped mental patients, one of whom will become the titular psychopath. Stephen Dorff will star as the sheriff on their trail, and Lili Taylor plays the lady of the house, so to speak.
Bloody Disgusting also has a couple of pretty gruesome stills from the film, which kinda look awesome if this movie is your thing. Check these out:
Looks pretty fucked up, no?
This is undoubtedly going to be a terrible movie. The question is, will it be just flat out terrible, or great in a terrible sort of way? DirecTV fans can find out September 21.