SPOILERS: 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Has Surprising Ending
Horror fans had something to celebrate this weekend, as an all-new Texas Chainsaw Massacre hit theaters — and this time they were able to see Leatherface slaughter his victims in 3D!
While much of the murder and mayhem of the new aptly titled Texas Chainsaw 3D echoes previous incarnations and stays true to the 1974 Tobe Hooper classic, the premise of the new film introduces unsuspecting young Heather Miller, played by Alexandra Daddario (pictured), to her inheritance — the infamous Sawyer house, left to her by her grandmother. That's right, when Heather was a baby she was rescued from the remnants of the house sometime after the events of the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
But when she goes back to learn about her roots, she encounters Leatherface, who is still lurking there after all these years, waiting for a group of sexy twenty-somethings to happen his way. While Leatherface, this time played by Dan Yeager, gets his share of things to slice up in the form of Heather's boyfriend and friends, played by Scott Eastwood, Trey Songz, Sean Sipos and Tania Raymonde. Leatherface is also humanized at the end in an attempt to provide some kind of explanation for his maniacal, homicidal obsession. So there you have it: a new take on Leatherface.
"Taking Leatherface and making him a fish out of water running through the carnival, we talked at length about whether that was a good idea or a bad idea," director John Luessenhop said about his recreation of Leatherface, reports Screenrant. "What would he be like? I was constantly asking myself, how would Leatherface have evolved over a decade? If you start with him at the original as a damaged, abused kid who probably has the mentality of an eight-year-old, where is he today?"
Find out by catching Texas Chainsaw 3D, currently out in theaters.
Check out the trailer here: