A sequel similar to a reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre arrives on Netflix on February 18, 2022. The new film, which differentiates itself from Tobe Hopper’s original of 1974 by dropping the “The” and by connecting the “Chain saw“ is meant to be a direct sequel to that original, while not completely abandoning the continuity of the sequel to the original. If that sounds confusing, producer Fede Álvarez breaks it down in a new interview in Weekly entertainment.
“When I say ‘direct sequel’ I wouldn’t say it skips it all,” the 2013 director said. evil Dead restart, said. “When movies do that, it sometimes seems a little disrespectful to all the other movies. Some people like Texas 2 chainsaw. I like a lot of things about this movie – it’s so wacky and on its time. But the rest is such a canon-wise mess. I think it’s up to you to decide when and how the events of the other films happen.
Continuing with an almost 50-year-old movie can be tough enough. What has Leatherface, the franchise’s chainsaw murderer, been up to all this time when we see him in Chainsaw Massacre? He “was in hiding for a long, long time, trying to be a good person,” according to lvarez, until newcomers to his small town “woke up the giant.” Leatherface’s good deeds between two rounds of killings remain to be seen.
New images are also available from the cast, who as has been noted on Twitter, bear a striking resemblance to Strange things.
But it is unfair to judge a movie from a single still image. If anything, now is the right time for Leatherface to wreak havoc again. It’s hard to underestimate the impact of Hooper’s original – on the 29-year-old director, the city of Austin, Texas, the possibilities of the horror genre, and filmmaking in general.
As Hooper told Texas Monthly in 2004, he didn’t originally want to make a horror movie. But with no money, no cast, and just one other unsuccessful film behind it, an arthouse project that mostly attracted the hippies who would later become the targets of Leatherface, the director didn’t have many options. “What are you doing? Horror movies are about that.
The idea for the film came to Hooper during a crowded vacation period. “There were these big Christmas crowds, I was frustrated and found myself near a chain saw display,” Hooper told Texas Monthly. “I just sort of zoned myself on it. I focused on the rack saws and thought to myself, “I know a way to get through this crowd really quickly. I came home, I sat down, all the channels had just been tuned in, the weather blew, and the whole story came to me in what seemed like 30 seconds or so.
Those dreamy 30 seconds created a legacy that now spans over 30 years. Maybe a movie crafted this quickly was never meant to spawn a franchise, but it did. Hooper directed a sequel in 1986 that dropped the Truth cinema approach for more comedic elements, and received mixed reviews. And came Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III in 1990, which stars 32-year-old Viggo Mortensen and lots of gore, but not much else.
The franchise finally got a Michael Bay-backed reboot in 2003, and now it looks like every generation is getting the Chainsaw Massacre reboot they deserve. For the new film, director David Blue Garcia (Tejano) told EW that “Fede hammered ‘Practice, practice, practice'” and that when filming in Bulgaria, “there were times when I would walk into the hotel after a day of filming and I was covered in blood from head to toe. ”Of course, the practical effects aren’t the same as when Hooper was first filmed, and there will surely be some visual effects on the finished product. But the goal was to deliver something visceral.
While not filming on location in Lone Star State, Garcia also intends the film to comment on the changing nature of Texas. Austin was once the place where outlaws and hippies looked at each other with concern, only meeting for Willie Nelson’s concerts. Hooper’s’ 70s Texas is long gone, replaced by a rapidly growing tech sector that is now considered the ‘biggest winner’ from the COVID-19 pandemic, with workers rapidly expanding the city and increasing the city’s growth. the rents. A horror of a different race.
In the description of the new film provided by Netflix, “Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher) and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), travel to the remote town of Harlow, in Texas to start a new idealistic business.
It remains to be seen whether Leatherface’s new incarnation in the film will see the Techs in two.