*Originally written September 23rd, 2017*
"Texas Chainsaw Begins"
Did we need a prequel about Leatherface's teenage life? Probably not, but hey, it's probably the best Texas Chainsaw Massacre film since the first. It's at the very least better than Texas "Do you thing, 'cuz" Chainsaw 3D.
A perfectly serviceable road-movie-horror-slasher with some really grizzly practical gore and some decent performances. Also, I bet everyone who watched Iron Fist and Defenders wished Finn Jones suffered the same fate in those as he did here.
I did enjoy the fact it was more a road movie about a group of people going on a killing spree after escaping from a mental asylum. I wish there were more scenes of them hanging out, but the diner scene was pretty choice. It gets really nasty at times too.
There's not a lot to say. It's just perfectly average, yet a step in the right direction for the series. It's a shame that Texas Chainsaw has been reduced to VOD, but I can't really say I'm surprised considering aside from the original, they are all extremely terrible.
In terms of continuity, the Texas Chainsaw has taken a lot of liberties, but I'm pretty sure this is a direct prequel to the original and ignores a lot of the sequels and Michael Bay's remake and its prequel. I've only just noticed what a mess the timeline of these films are. I've not mentioned it before, but I've always liked the way there's never been some convoluted supernatural backstory to Leatherface, he's just the result of inbreeding, which is probably more terrifying than anything fantasy can come up with.
I wont remember this later. It just was what is was. Completely unoffensive, had some good gore and fun characters. Which is far more than I even expect from this series by now.
Leatherface currently has no release date for the UK
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