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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Blu-ray Announced by Warner Archive

Moviegoers learned that "the saw is family" when Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III was released in theaters back in 1990. Now, over a quarter of a century later, Warner Archive announced that the third entry in Tobe Hooper's seminal horror franchise will finally be coming to Blu-ray in the Us.

On a slideshow (see below) posted to Twitter, Warner Archive revealed that Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III will be released on Blu-ray sometime in 2018. A specific release date and special features have yet to be announced, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, for those unfamiliar with the third entry in the Texas Chainsaw franchise, we have the official synopsis (via Blu-ray.com) and trailer below.

"A pair of college students driving coast to coast are lured off the main highway and onto a deserted Texas road.
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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Headed To Blu-Ray In 2018

If you’re still pining for more Texas Chainsaw action after the easily forgotten Leatherface, Warner Archive brings good news.

As reported by the folks at Bloody Disgusting, the company has confirmed that, yes, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III is headed to Blu-ray in 2018.

There’s currently no mention of an exact release date, but fans of Jeff Burr’s criminally underrated horror sequel will soon be able to take home the 1990 cult favorite. Angled as the third entry into the time-honored Texas Chainsaw franchise, Massacre III was also the first instalment to come by way of New Line, which was recently responsible for transforming Stephen King’s It into a global phenomenon.

Alas, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III didn’t fare terribly well when it released 27 years ago, but Warner Archive’s mooted announcement ensures that the film will receive a new lease of life come 2018. You’ll be
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Review: ‘Mercy Christmas’ Offers a Bloody Genre Holiday Treat

Michael Briskett (Steven Hubbell) awakens in a dark room with plastic sheets covered in blood hung behind him. It’s imagery you’ve seen countless times in horror films—butcher accoutrement readied for torture porn carnage. But writer/director Ryan Nelson (alongside Beth Levy Nelson as co-writer) is only giving us a tease of what’s to come before rewinding two days to show the unfortunate circumstances that led poor Michael to an unknown basement decorated for Christmas. First we have to meet his douchebag boss Andy Robillard (Cole Gleason) as he assigns an impossible task during the holiday season. Then it’s the office’s latest hire Cindy (Casey O’Keefe), too perky and idealistic for the soul-crushing grind cubicle life provides. The former risks ruining Michael’s yuletide buzz, the latter saving it.

Mercy Christmas initially appears as though it will be full of saccharine hokum with nice
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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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John Rhys-Davies interview: Aux, Orcs, Lord Of The Rings, Indiana Jones and more

Duncan Bowles Nov 14, 2017

John Rhys-Davies tells us about Aux, autograph hunting, horror, the Lord Of The Rings TV series and more.

In the world of geekdom, Mr John Rhys-Davies is a legend. He may well have over two hundred and fifty acting credits to his name, but it’s his part in two of the biggest (and greatest) franchises of all time that will always leap to the forefront. As Sallah in both Raiders Of The Lost Ark and The Last Crusade and Gimli in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, he portrayed characters whose external demeanors may have differed, but whose unswerving sense of loyalty and open heartedness made them something to treasure.

We were fortunate enough to have a chat with him over the phone about British horror film Aux, in which he plays an elderly WWII veteran, who has a unique insight into a recent spate of
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Sliff 2017 Review – Coyotes Kill For Fun

Blake Eckard’s Coyotes Kill For Fun screens Saturday, November 4th at 7:00pm at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis) as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here.

In “Coyotes Kill for Fun,” the latest from Northwest Missouri indie filmmaker and Sliff favorite Blake Eckard, a backwoods babysitter agrees to help an abused mother of two escape her lunatic boyfriend, but his psychotic brother is headed back to the area, and he has a fraught history with everyone involved. Filmed over three years in Missouri, Montana, and La, “Coyotes” had a long gestation: Two-thirds was first shot back in March 2014, and a trio of cinematographers — Eckard, St. Louisan Cody Stokes, and American-indie legend Jon Jost — passed the baton behind the camera. Despite the prolonged production, “Coyotes” maintains a totally consistent — and utterly original — vision. The film features such Eckard regulars as Tyler Messner,
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Sliff 2017 Interview – Blake Eckard: Writer and Director of Coyotes Kill For Fun

Blake Eckard’s Coyotes Kill For Fun screens Saturday, November 4th at 7:00pm at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis) as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here.

Blake Eckard’s Backroad Blues screens Sunday, November 5th at 1:30pm at the .Zack (3224 Locust St.). The Backroad Blues screening is a free event.

In Coyotes Kill For Fun, the latest from Northwest Missouri indie filmmaker and Sliff favorite Blake Eckard, a backwoods babysitter agrees to help an abused mother of two escape her lunatic boyfriend, but his psychotic brother is headed back to the area, and he has a fraught history with everyone involved. Filmed over three years in Missouri, Montana, and La, “Coyotes” had a long gestation: Two-thirds was first shot back in March 2014, and a trio of cinematographers — Eckard, St. Louisan Cody Stokes, and American-indie legend Jon Jost
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: how low-budget filmmaking created a classic

Ryan Lambie Nov 2, 2017

Far from a curse, Tobe Hooper's tiny budget made The Texas Chainsaw Massacre a timeless horror classic...

In the summer of 1973, the cast and crew of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were suffering through what was, by most accounts, a thoroughly miserable shoot. The heat and humidity were almost unbearable; the interior location where much of the film's third act took place, an old farmhouse outside Round Rock, was dressed with animal bones and blood, which had begun to stink in the broiling Texas air. The stench was so bad that some crewmembers were throwing up outside between takes.

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Directed by Tobe Hooper, then a largely unknown 20-something filmmaker from Austin, the film's painfully low budget only added to the misery. Funds didn't stretch to a wardrobe of multiple costumes, so the cast
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Exclusive: Cast & Crew Reflect on Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation – Part 1

As most of you know, the widely-anticipated Texas Chainsaw prequel Leatherface was made available across On-Demand platforms this past weekend (October 20th) and has actually garnered some pretty decent reviews! It has been a long road for this prequel to… Continue Reading →

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Here’s When Leatherface Will Slice Its Way Onto Blu-Ray

Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury‘s Leatherface is yet another unique interpretation of Texas Chainsaw tonality. This is the beginnings of evil; a moody dive behind the monster’s mask. After The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 introduced a colorful misery, after roadkill grindhouse turned darkly comical, after 2003’s “gritty, dark reboot.” Here, the filmmakers behind Inside, Livide and Among The Living use Seth M. Sherwood’s screenplay to explore what could drive one child to his slaughterhouse obsession – with mixed results.

Though certainly not the franchise’s worst outing, it’s far from an instant classic and in some rather surprising news, it seems as if the origin story will be heading to Blu-Ray a lot sooner than we expected. That’s because we now know that Leatherface will be yours to take home on December 19th.

As far as special features go, there’s not much, but here’s
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10 Horror Movie Reboots Gone Horribly Wrong

10 Horror Movie Reboots Gone Horribly Wrong
Oh, horror movies. Market research showed that more people knew the phrase Texas Chainsaw Massacre than the number of people who had seen it or even knew what it was about. So you know what that means! Reboot time! Now, there's nothing inherently wrong with rebooting a popular film and/or franchise. But there's also no rule that says they have to be bad. Nevertheless, crappy remakes keep plaguing horror fans. We're looking at 10 horror movie reboots that went horribly wrong.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is easily one of the scariest movies of all time, no question. Loosely based on true events, put together in the early '70s on a shoestring budget, this thing played like some sorta snuff film. It's chilling. It's such a great horror film that once the sequels stopped coming, Hollywood tried to reboot it not once, but twice.
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A Sequel To Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects Is In The Works

After teasing a return to the franchise for years now, we’re happy to be able to confirm that Rob Zombie will be bringing us a sequel to The Devil’s Rejects, which is widely regarded as one of his best films – and rightfully so. Sure, it may just be a Texas Chainsaw variation, but what sets it apart is the fact that, on some insane level, you actually kind of like these people by the end of the movie. It’s crazy, but that really is what makes it work.

For those unfamiliar, the pic is a spinoff of Zombie’s 2003 effort House of 1,000 Corpses (which was also quite good) and given that it ended with the main characters presumably meeting their maker, we imagine that this sequel will shift its focus elsewhere, perhaps to some of the supporting players? Or, maybe, it’ll take the form of a prequel/spinoff?
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Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built unleashes stylish teaser poster

  • JoBlo
I always love movies, especially horror movies, that are supposedly "inspired by true events". You see it all the time, including the original marketing for films like Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre (both based on serial killer Ed Gein), or the recent Conjuring movies (which are more full of shit than the person at the end of a human centipede). But Hollywood loves that marketing... Read More...
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10 of the Most Terrifying Movie Trailers of All Time

10 of the Most Terrifying Movie Trailers of All Time
Nothing can make the horrors of your life feel trivial quite like a good slice-and-dice horror movie. So to celebrate the Halloween season, we rounded up some of the scariest film trailers ever made. It’s all of the terror in almost none of the time!

1. It (2017)

Don’t have a fear of clowns? Well — you do now. The trailer for the hit adaptation of Stephen King‘s tale of childhood terror caused an Internet frenzy when it first dropped. Garnering 197 million views during its first 24 hours online, It smashed the record for first-day trailer views. The film’s full
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Horror Prequel Leatherface Unveils Two Terrifying Stills On The Eve Of Release; Plus Watch Eerie Clip

Halloween 2017 may belong to Jigsaw, or so Lionsgate would have you believe, but there’s another big-name horror flick ready to swoop into theaters.

Its name? Leatherface, a prequel movie coming by way of Julian Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. Initially released via DirecTV late last month, it’s fair to say that their Texas Chainsaw origin story hasn’t fared particularly well with critics – so far, at least – with our own Matt Donato labeling the spinoff a disappointment.

Nevertheless, with only two days standing between now and Leatherface‘s theatrical debut, the folks at Dread Central have conjured up two terrifying, blood-soaked stills in which our hapless cast begin to get acquainted with the demented Sawyer family. And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a nerve-racking clip to peruse. However, the question remains: Who will survive and, dare we say it, what will be left of them?
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First Jigsaw Clip Asks For An Offering Of Blood

Are you ready for Jigsaw?

It is, in essence, the eighth entry into Lionsgate’s time-honored Saw franchise, one that’s coming by way of directing duo Michael and Peter Spierig. Best known for their work on Daybreakers, the Spierig siblings are still relatively new when it comes to Hollywood’s horror scene, but when asked to describe how they approached the cult series, Michael Spierig hinted that Jigsaw is “Saw for 2017.” That means it’s safe to expect more nightmare fuel and wildly inventive demented traps than you can shake a pig’s mask at, and though Lionsgate’s franchise has fallen by the wayside in recent years, in 2017, Halloween belongs to Jigsaw. And long may he reign.

Mind you, given that Tobin Bell’s sick, twisted psychopath bit the bullet in Saw III, it looks certain that John Kramer has gathered together a band of disciples to continue
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Leatherface Review

Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury‘s Leatherface is yet another unique interpretation of Texas Chainsaw tonality. This is the beginnings of evil; a moody dive behind the monster’s mask. After The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 introduced a colorful misery, after roadkill grindhouse turned darkly comical, after 2003’s “gritty, dark reboot.” The filmmakers behind Inside, Livide and Among The Living use Seth M. Sherwood’s screenplay to explore what could drive one child to his slaughterhouse obsession – with mixed results. As a Southern-strong franchise entry, it’s certainly not the worst (cough – Texas Chainsaw 3D – cough). But as a Bustillo and Maury product? Well, let’s just say we’ve seen them be more aggressive, better inspired and vastly richer when developing human characteristics.

Sherwood’s tale opens on a celebratory gathering. Verna Sawyer (Lili Taylor) presents a young Jed Saywer (Boris Kabakchiev) with his first chainsaw. Happy birthday! Jed
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Dark New Leatherface Clip Surfaces Ahead Of Release

Halloween 2017 has been steeped in a very potent blend of nostalgia.

Not only is the second season of Stranger Things due to premiere via Netflix, but on the big screen, horror fans will be flocking to see Jigsaw and Leatherface, two very different continuations to two very different, yet equally terrifying franchises.

On the one hand, Jigsaw will begin a new murderous spiel on October 20th, with all signs pointing to John Kramer returning in some shape or form, whereas Leatherface is all about the origin story behind Tobe Hooper’s famous Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Widely considered to be one of the most influential horror films of the ’80s – if not all time – Julian Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s nightmarish prequel is walking in the footsteps of greatness and today, we have a brand new clip for you to feast on ahead of the film’s imminent premiere. It’s not much,
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New ‘Leatherface’ Clip Abducted Ahead of VOD Release

New ‘Leatherface’ Clip Abducted Ahead of VOD Release
Taking place years before the events of both Texas Chainsaw 3D and the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s Leatherface (read our review) dives deep into the troubled family life that turned a young Leatherface into a brutal monster. We get up close and personal with Verna Carson Sawyer in the film, the big guy’s mother. […]
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