'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Is Getting A Prequel

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A serial killer’s formative years can be remarkably interesting, and to be honest, we’re surprised that so few movies delve in. 

It’s fascinating – although often very sad – to learn how killers came to be so twisted. Were they born that way, or did their upbringing and their environment make them so hateful and sadistic?

In the case of Leatherface – the infamous killer in 1974 movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre – we’re going to find out.

A prequel movie – appropriately titled Leatherface – is set to give us an idea of his “origins story”, so to speak.

Starring Stephen Dorff and Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), it will follow four troubled teens who escape from a mental institution, taking a nurse along as a hostage. They go on a road trip of sorts (although we’re guessing that that poor nurse doesn’t have much fun) and are pursued by “an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.” 

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Over the course of the movie, something bad happens to one of the teens. Something that warps his mind, pushing him from troubled, to demented, to the perverse and vicious killer that we recognise from the Texas films.

As revealed by one of the movie’s producers, Leatherface will hit US screens in October, and hopefully UK cinemas not long after that.

Would you watch this movie? Let us know in the comments!

Images via Twitter / Vortex Pictures

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