As a huge horror fanatic, I was absolutely thrilled when I heard whispers that a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie could be in the works. Even though details are scarce at this point, the possibility alone is music to my ears. I can’t get enough of Leatherface and the rest of his demented kin, and I’m already craving more buzzsaw action on the big screen.
According to reputable entertainment news breakers like Daniel RPK and FANGORIA, this latest installment might be called Texas Chainsaw Legacy. Supposedly it will pick up where the 2022 Netflix film left off plot-wise. So that could mean the movie is going to be terrible or perhaps they will take a new direction and try to fix the fatal mistakes of the previous film.
Story details are still hush-hush, but initial rumors suggest the plot will follow a family living in Oasis Oaks, some kind of suburban Texas gated community. I love the irony of hiding grim secrets behind manicured lawns and uptight security systems. Things apparently take a twisted turn when Leatherface starts targeting these poor folks on an abandoned property next door. Cue the inevitable battle for survival when they come face-to-face with his homicidal hillbilly relatives!
I think franchise creator Tobe Hooper would approve of setting the new story back in rural Texas, where the Sawyer family’s depraved legend first took root back in 1974. The false sense of safety in a place like Oasis Oaks also allows for some great themes about small-town security getting violated. Nothing like shattering wholesome illusions with some savage, backwoods carnage!
In my personal view, the timing seems absolutely perfect for more Texas Chainsaw Massacre madness. Between the last movie burning up the Netflix charts and the current horror revival, buzz around Leatherface is red-hot right now. And with no reboots needed, the creative team can just build on the deliciously wicked TCM canon that generations of fans know and love.
While I’ll have to contain my excitement until actual filmmakers and stars get attached, another dose of Leatherface’s gory insanity is already at the top of my horror wish-list. Whenever he finally revs up that gnarly chainsaw again, you better believe I’ll be first in line to cheer the maniac on!
In the meantime, hit me up in the comments with your Texas Chainsaw Massacre hopes and dreams! Personally, I’m salivating over more twisted carnage at the iconic Sawyer house. Then again, I’d happily watch Leatherface ransack his way through endless suburbs in search of new victims and mayhem. However this terrifying tale takes shape, color me pumped!
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