‘Leatherface’ directors call their film brutal and audacious, with close links to Tobe Hooper’s classic


Julien Maury and Alexandra Bustillo have spoke to Allocine this week about their upcoming prequel to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Leatherface.

The directors of Inside and Livid have revealed some interesting aspects of their highly anticipated horror film, and as expected, Leatherface is sounding very promising.

Describing their prequel, the directors said:

“The prequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, is directly related to Marcus Nispel’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake. For Leatherface… our film is related to the original Tobe Hooper film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The main difference between Leatherface and The Beginning is that ours is going one step further back into the origins of the character by exploring his adolescence.”

When asked of the film will be a gore fest, or rely solely on atmosphere, they explained:

“In fact, it will be a bit of both … Just like our previous three movies, we love mixing-up the universe as a means to try to surprise the viewers! Basically, one could describe our film as a naturalistic road movie. However, it will also be a brutal and audacious film with a rather unusual narrative structure set in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre universe.”

Vanessa Grasse stars as Lizzy, a young nurse at a mental hospital who’s kidnapped by a group of violent teenagers and taken on a road trip from hell. Lili Taylor portrays Verna Sawyer. Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, and James Bloor as the potential Leatherfaces; Angela Bettis as Mother Sawyer; and Stephen Dorff as a lean, mean Texas Ranger who has a vendetta against the teen boy who grows up to become Leatherface. The cast also includes Nicole Andrews, Julian Kostov, Jessica Madsen, and Lorina Kamburova.

Inside and Livid directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo will be directing Leatherface, while Seth M. Sherwood is writing the horror feature.

The new film will be a prequel to Hooper’s genre defining classic, and it will feature Leatherface as a teenager in the 1970’s.

Carl Mazzocone is producing “Leatherface,” while Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman will serve as executive producers. Campbell and Grobman fought hard to resurrect the franchise and the genre buffs are excited to get started on the next installment.

Millennium Films is financing the project and will sell international rights. Millennium executives Beth Bruckner and Christine Crow are overseeing “Leatherface” for the studio.


In this prequel to “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” a young nurse is kidnapped by four violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind; molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.



Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.


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