The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes out exclusively on Netflix February 18th 2022.
After a series of disastrous test screenings, Legendary Pictures abandoned plans to release the film and sold the rights to Netflix in August 2021. It seems that the film was only sent over to Netflix due to its very poor reception with screening audiences, casting a dark cloud over the head of this new Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel. Even before the creation of the Bulgarian based film there had been issues, during the film’s first week of production in Bulgaria, initial directors Ryan and Andy Tohill decided to step away from the project. David Blue Garcia was named as the replacement, and the previous footage will be scrapped and reshot.
With so many issues surrounding the film before it even got off the ground we can only hope that when the Netflix exclusive Texas Chainsaw Massacre is released on Feb.18th 2022 that fans will actually be pleased with the newest entry into a slew of franchise entry’s.
In this new story, Melody (Sarah Yarkin) and her sister Lila (Elsie Fisher) join forces with their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), to launch a new business in a remote Texas town. Sadly, their dream quickly turns into a nightmare when they accidentally disturb the residence of Leatherface, the deranged serial killer whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the local community – including only survivor Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), the sole survivor of his infamous 1973 massacre who is hell-bent on retribution.
Netflix releases The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, February 18th 2022
The new addition to the Texas Chainsaw family had a budget of $20 Million US Dollars, with a completed cut of the film coming in at 1 hour 21 minutes. You can view the final trailer below.
This was the first film to hold a test screening post-COVID 19 pandemic.
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