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Inside (Remake) Review – Is It as Brutal as the Original?

Starring Rachel Nichols Laura Harring Directed by Miguel Ángel Vivas While the directing duo of the cringe-inducing and original 2007 French grand guignol thriller Inside have gone on to refurbishments of their own—Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo recently helmed a retread of Leatherface’s origin story—their flick now has an American stamp on it with the […]

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'Inside': Film Review

Horror film remakes can be a dicey proposition, with genre fans often crying out in protest of what they see as desecrations of the originals. That subset is bound to be out in force with Miguel Angel Vivas' American redo of the Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo 2007 film that was part of the so-called "New French Extremity." Despite its tense storyline involving a pregnant, partially deaf woman desperately trying to escape from a female home invader intent on taking the unborn baby, Inside somehow manages to be remarkably devoid of suspense throughout its brief running time.

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The ‘Inside’ Remake Hits VOD Tomorrow With Physical Release in February

On January 12, 2018, Vertical Entertainment cuts deep into Kidnapped and Extinction director Miguel Ángel Vivas‘ Inside, his remake of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s French slasher masterpiece À l’intérieur. Vivas’ remake will be released in limited theaters and on VOD outlets tomorrow, and we’ve just learned today that Lionsgate is bringing it home on February 13, 2018. According to the Amazon listing, […]
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Inside Review

For roughly the first third of 2018’s Inside, I felt sympathetic towards a remake whose original “equal” is highly regarded amongst genre crowds. Yet as plot similarities fade, freedoms from comparative shackles prove themselves to be rather trivial and unaffecting. From the director of Kidnapped (a thriller I dig) and the co-writer of [Rec] (an outbreak nightmare I adore) comes a head-scratching tale of coincidental deaths on par with neither of their previously taught accolades. Points awarded for deviating from Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s brutalization so noticeably, but lordy, this is some serious “scream at the screen” kind of frustration at times.

Rachel Nichols stars as Sarah Clark, a pregnant widow trying to cope with a recent car accident that took her husband’s life. On this particular night during the Christmas holiday season, she goes to bed knowing her mother is en route and neighbors are keeping watch
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Exclusive ‘Inside’ Clip Echoes Original Splatterfest!

On January 12, 2018, Vertical Entertainment will cut deep into Kidnapped and Extinction director Miguel Ángel Vivas‘ Inside, his remake of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s French slasher masterpiece À l’intérieur. The new take stars Rachel Nichols (The Loop, Tokarev, Fantastic Four) as a pregnant woman who is being attacked by Laura Harring (Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Punisher), a lunatic […]
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Behind the mask by Jennie Kermode

What's that coming over the hill?

For many, he is the face of horror, staring out from behind a chainsaw as he has done since 1974: Jedidiah Sawyer, or Leatherface. His is an iconic presence that has survived legions of imitators, thrilling fans and convincing many others that The Texas Chainaw Massacre must be too frightening for them to watch. Naturally, he has appeared in a legion of sequels, but last year's prequel, which premiered at Frightfest, takes a very different approach.

Itself named Leatherface, this prequel is an origin story with a lot of its own ideas to explore. It's helmed by French team Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, who created 2011 standout Livid, with which it shares its richly saturated visual aesthetic. I caught up with them during their time at Frightfest to ask how they felt about taking on a series with such a powerful legacy.

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‘Leatherface’ DVD Review

Stars: Stephen Dorff, James Bloor, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, Jessica Madsen, Finn Jones, Lili Taylor, Nicole Andrews | Written by Seth M. Sherwood | Directed by Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo

Want to know the shocking incidents, twisted psychology and outrageous bloodshed that led up to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the classic 1974 horror? Well, if your nerves can stand it, directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo who helmed the extreme French masterpiece Inside, will take you on one of the most terrifying experiences of your life in this stunning prequel. Four teenage patients escape from a mental institution, kidnap a nurse and take her on a road trip to hell. Pursued by a deranged lawman bent on revenge, the human skin-masked monster is about to appear…

Now that’s what the press for Leatherface states but – and this is a huge caveat – this iteration of Leatherface is a prequel Only to Texas Chainsaw 3D,
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DVD Review – Leatherface (2017)

Leatherface, 2017.

Directed by Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury.

Starring Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Coleman, James Bloor, Christopher Adamson, Jessica Madsen, and Dimo Alexiev.

Synopsis:

Prequel to Tobe Hooper’s classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, detailing how demented killer Leatherface came to be… again.

Of all the major horror franchises, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has been pretty poorly served despite being eight films in, and still filmmakers and studios cannot move away from trying to give a definitive background on main antagonist Leatherface, a fact given credence by the eponymous title which, in any other franchise, would be seen as being definitive but this being the schizophrenic series that it is, this is the second movie in it to bear this title, the other being 1990s Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. And far from being definitive, the creative minds behind Leatherface have merely stitched
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Interview with ‘Leatherface’ Directors Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury

With the latest installment in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre premiering at FrightFest last year, we got the chance to sit down for a quick chat with the directors of the new prequel Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury to discuss their entry into the storied horror franchise. Read our Leatherface directors interview below.

Leatherface directors interview Leatherface directors interview: Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury

First off let me say congratulations on the film! It must feel quite special to have been able to premiere ‘Leatherface’ at a festival like FrightFest; what is it about this festival that you think makes it so special for filmmakers and fans alike?

Julien Maury: Honestly, it is the first time we have come to FrightFest. We were just talking with Alan Jones (co-curator of FrightFest) just a second ago. He has screened all of our movies, but we have never come here.

Alexandre Bustillo: (jokingly) Never invited!
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Watch! Exclusive Nsfw Clip From Upcoming Horror Prequel ‘Leatherface’

Coming to DVD next after a debut on digital just before Christmas is the horror Leatherface. The maniac is unmasked in this gory, nerve-shattering prequel to the legendary classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, exploring the chilling origin of the fearsome horror icon, from the directors of the extreme French masterpiece Inside. To celebrate the release, we have an exclusive Leatherface clip to share.

Exclusive Leatherface Clip (Nsfw)

When the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre burst onto the screen in 1974, a new horror legend was born, in the form of a mumbling, bumbling, flesh-masked, chainsaw wielding maniac – Leatherface! Seven films and untold gruesome deaths later, audiences can finally find out who lurks behind the mask – and how he got there, in this stylish, scary and blood-soaked prequel.

The directors – masters of horror Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury – are a perfect fit for the material, having shocked audiences with their 2007 gory Gallic debut Inside,
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Competition: Win a horror DVD bundle with ‘Leatherface’

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Leatherface, available now on digital download and on DVD from 8th January 2018, we have a DVD bundle up for grabs which includes Leatherface, The Blair Witch, Texas Chainsaw, Cage Dive and The Autopsy of Jane Doe, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment!

When the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre burst onto the screen in 1974, a new horror legend was born, in the form of a mumbling, bumbling, flesh-masked, chainsaw wielding maniac – Leatherface! Seven films and untold gruesome deaths later, audiences can finally find out who lurks behind the mask – and how he got there, in this stylish, scary and blood-soaked prequel.

The directors – masters of horror Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury – are a perfect fit for the material, having shocked audiences with their 2007 gory Gallic debut Inside, described by Twitch as ‘one of the harshest, most brutal and disturbing things to hit celluloid in recent years’. Here,
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Giveaway – Win a horror DVD bundle with Leatherface

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Leatherface, available now on digital download and on DVD from 8th January 2018, we have a DVD bundle up for grabs which includes Leatherface, The Blair Witch, Texas Chainsaw, Cage Dive, and The Autopsy of Jane Doe, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment!

When the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre burst onto the screen in 1974, a new horror legend was born, in the form of a mumbling, bumbling, flesh-masked, chainsaw wielding maniac – Leatherface! Seven films and untold gruesome deaths later, audiences can finally find out who lurks behind the mask – and how he got there, in this stylish, scary and blood-soaked prequel.

The directors – masters of horror Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury – are a perfect fit for the material, having shocked audiences with their 2007 gory Gallic debut Inside, described by Twitch as ‘one of the harshest, most brutal and disturbing things to hit celluloid in recent years’. Here,
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Trailer for horror remake Inside starring Rachel Nichols and Laura Harrier

Ahead of its release next month, a trailer has arrived online for the upcoming English language remake of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s 2007 French horror Inside. Directed by Miguel Angel Vivas, the film stars Rachel Nichols and Laura Harrier; take a look at the trailer below, along with a couple of new stills…

“Young mother-to-be Sarah is trying to rebuild her broken life: recently widowed in a shattering car crash that left her partially deaf, with her baby’s birth uncomfortably long overdue and alone, unpacking in unfamiliar surroundings having just moved home. She can only just stay afloat. As night descends on her deserted suburban street, there’s an unexpected arrival at the doorstep: Sarah receives a most unwelcome visitor.Alone and carrying her baby, Sarah faces a calculating, cold-hearted and predatory woman – an adversary who will stop at nothing to snatch her unborn child. Trapped and disorientated,
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The English-Language ‘Inside’ Remake Gets a Gruesome Trailer

Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s 2007 slasher Inside was a crown jewel of the so-called new wave of extreme French horror. Brutal, intense, and completely splattered with thick rivets of blood by film's end, Inside was the kind of horror flick that crawled up under your skin and stayed for a while. Naturally, that sets kind of a high bar with an English-language remake on the way, but from the first trailer it looks looks like they won't be holding back on the blood at least. Directed by Miguel Ángel Vivas (Kidnapped), the remake stars …
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Official ‘Inside’ Imagery Will Do Anything to Steal a Baby

On January 12, 2018, Vertical Entertainment will cut deep into Kidnapped and Extinction director Miguel Ángel Vivas‘ Inside, his remake of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s French slasher masterpiece À l’intérieur. Yesterday, we shared the official trailer that looks surprisingly similar to the first, gore and all. The new version stars Rachel Nichols (The Loop, Tokarev, Fantastic Four) as a pregnant woman who is being […]
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First Trailer for Pregnancy Horror Thriller 'Inside' with Rachel Nichols

"You'll have to come out sooner or later..." Vertical Entertainment has premiered a new trailer for a horror thriller titled Inside, a remake of the original French film of the same name by Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury. This new version is made by a Spanish filmmaker, but it's actually entirely in English and thus is more of a "Hollywood" remake, though it wasn't made in Hollywood at all. Inside stars Rachel Nichols as a pregnant woman who moves alone into a new home. She recently lost her partner in a car crash that left her partially deaf. She's stalked by a stranger who is obsessed with her unborn child. The full cast includes Laura Harring, Stany Coppet, Andrea Tivadar, and David Chevers. So this looks exactly like you'd expect, more horror landing in January if you're interested. Never underestimate a mother's protective fury! Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Miguel Ángel Vivas' Inside,
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The ‘Inside’ Remake Looks as Vicious and Unnerving as the Original [Trailer]

On January 12, 2018, Vertical Entertainment will cut deep into Kidnapped and Extinction director Miguel Ángel Vivas‘ Inside, his remake of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s French slasher masterpiece À l’intérieur. Bloody Disgusting has the official trailer that looks surprisingly similar to the first, gore and all. The new version stars Rachel Nichols (The Loop, Tokarev, Fantastic Four) as a pregnant woman who is being […]
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These Nsfw Shorts Are Animated Love Letters To Elm Street And The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

It’s almost 2018, and neither Elm Street nor The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are in the best of shape.

The former was last rebooted back in 2010, when Samuel Bayer resurrected Freddy Krueger for a new generation and, well, let’s just say the end product struggled to leave much of an impression. Wes Craven’s horror masterclass is by no means finished, though, what with plans in place for a second reboot, one that will presumably begin to step out of the shadows in 2018.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre, on the other hand, has been steadily pumping out one sequel after another ever since Tobe Hooper’s seminal classic introduced those blood-thirsty cannibals back in ’74. The latest incarnation, Leatherface, took things in a decidedly different direction, though Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s prequel will ultimately be remembered as an uninspired mess.

Thankfully, Bloody Disgusting has unearthed the perfect palette cleanser: a gory,
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Matthew McConaughey Was Originally The Hero Of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

Long before he blew the roof off with his Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club, or journeyed through a wormhole and beyond for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Matthew McConaughey got his big break thanks to Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.

Initially released in ’94, Kim Henkel’s instantly forgettable slasher sequel placed McConaughey alongside Renée Zellweger – for the record, Zellweger also made her start running away from Vilmer Slaughter. But had things panned out differently, Matthew McConaughey would have been the hero of Henkel’s horror flick, and not the bat-shit insane psychopath hobbling around on a mechanical leg.

In a previous interview on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (via Bloody Disgusting), the Oscar-winner confirmed that he was initially offered a Romeo-esque role to Zellweger’s Juliet.

I actually been offered the part of a guy who shows up on a motorcycle at the beginning of the movie, and rides off into
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Leatherface Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital December 19th

The origins of the infamous Texas Chain Saw Massacre are finally revealed when Leatherface arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD and Digital December 19 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Starring Stephen Dorff as a vengeful Texas sheriff and Lili Taylor as the Sawyer family matriarch, the legendary monster gets his mask after three asylum inmates escape and leave a blood-soaked trail. From French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside), the Leatherface Blu-ray and DVD are loaded with never-before-seen special features, including deleted scenes, an alternate beginning and alternate ending, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff’s daughter dead. Ten years later, he kidnaps
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