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Leatherface (2017)

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A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge.

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Kim Henkel (based on characters created by), Tobe Hooper (based on characters created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Hal Hartman
Lili Taylor ... Verna
Sam Strike ... Jackson
Vanessa Grasse ... Lizzy
Finn Jones ... Deputy Sorells
Sam Coleman ... Bud
Jessica Madsen ... Clarice
James Bloor ... Ike
Christopher Adamson ... Dr. Lang
Dimo Alexiev ... Drayton
Nathan Cooper ... Farnsworth
Dejan Angelov Dejan Angelov ... Nubbins (as Deyan Angelov)
Boris Kabakchiev ... Young Jed
Lorina Kamburova ... Betty
Hristo Milev Hristo Milev ... Young Nubbins
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A violent teen and three others kidnap a young nurse while escaping from a Texas mental institution. Pursued by a vengeful sheriff, the disturbed young man embarks on a murderous rampage that shapes him into a legendary killer known as Leather face. Written by ahmetkozan

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texas | chainsaw | nurse | barn | sheriff | See All (305) »

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Meet the world's most ruthless serial killer. See more »

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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After reshoots, the film will premiere on DirecTV before having a limited theatrical run. See more »

Goofs

When the escapees arrive at the abandoned trailer in the middle of the night, the moon is full. Soon after, just before Elizabeth attempts to run off, the moon is a half moon. See more »

Quotes

Verna: Listen to me! No hillbilly's gonna ruin my son's special night. You ready for your present? You know you're my special boy. Come on, Jed. Here you go.
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Connections

Follows Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) See more »

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Leave Me Alone
Written and Performed by Nathaniel Mayer
Courtesy of Westwood Music Group
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A prequel that doesn't hold much value! [+33%]
24 September 2017 | by arungeorge13See all my reviews

When the directors of 2007's gore-spectacle 'Inside' (Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury) took over the reins of a supposed prequel to 1974's Tobe Hooper classic 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', expectations had indeed sky-rocketed. But what we get isn't even worthy of being called a tribute to the TCM franchise, let alone be regarded as its worthy canon prequel.

The screenplay offers very little in terms of the surprises it throws at the viewers (and TCM fans), thereby ending up strictly ho-hum. We see a bunch of eccentrics creating a riot at a mental health facility and escaping, with tidbits of the Sawyer family thrown in to engage the viewer. In fact, the makers are trying to sell this movie around the mystery of which character amongst the the leads ultimately evolves into 'Leatherface'. Well, much to our dismay, even this stretch appears annoyingly contrived (and to be honest, the poster kinda spoils it already!).

What we're subjected to for most part, is literally a lunatic couple shotgun-killing their way to notoriety on their supposed escape (even the big chainsaw-kill comes in too late) with a helpless nurse named Lizzy (Vanessa Grasse) who has unnecessarily been dragged along with them while also being accompanied by a duo of brothers (the somewhat compassionate Jackson and the bulky Bud). Lizzy is the character we're supposed to root for, but sadly this does not work. We know as little about her as we know about the rest of the zany troupe.

The directors who're known to stage horrifically-exciting set- pieces, resort to cheap tricks here (like a partial necro scene) in order to augment the shock-value. The shot of a woman's derriere walking into a barn surrounded by badlands (during one of the opening segments, clearly reminding us of previous TCM films including the Michael Bay funded remake) had just about raised my hopes a teeny weeny bit before everything came crashing down.

With no real thunderbolts in store for fans or non-fans, this prequel falls head first into a pit of quick-sand, the real difference-maker in the story being the weapons (shotguns, knives) that the characters possess and not their personalities. You're bound to forget this movie as soon as the credits roll.

Verdict: Terrible!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2017 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Chainsaw 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,476,843
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2.35 : 1
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