New Texas Chainsaw Massacre film headed to Netflix

The ninth installment in the long-running horror franchise is a straight sequel to the 1974 original.

Netflix has acquired the global rights to the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film. 

In the same vein as 2018’s Halloween, it will serve as a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic eschewing the many follow-ups and remakes that have appeared over the years. 

Directed by David Blue Garcia, this 2021 Texas Chainsaw Massacre will pick up several years after the events of Hooper’s film where the monstrous Leatherface and his equally disturbed, cannibalistic family haven’t been seen or heard from since.  

Elsie Fisher, who won critical acclaim for her performance in Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age film Eighth Grade, Sarah Yarkin, Jacob Latimore and Moe Dunford are all set to star. 

The script was written by Chris Thomas Devlin with Kim Henkel, who co-wrote the original with Hooper, Fede Alvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues amongst its producers. 

There are currently eight films in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise including a remake from 2002 and a prequel titled Leatherface which was released in 2017. 

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre doesn’t yet have a release on Netflix date but it’s thought that it will become available to stream sometime this October.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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