As there countless subscribers are likely aware, Netflix has been on quite a tear since the beginning of 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing production studios and movie theaters to halt operations in hopes of combatting the virus’ spread, the streaming giant seized the opportunity to fulfill their customer’s demands for content. We have seen the emergence of a plethora of new critically acclaimed Netflix original series and films such as The Queen’s Gambit and Emily in Paris as a direct result, only further elevating their status as the predominant streaming platform around the globe. Now they have unveiled the trailer to their latest project that is sure to excite fans, a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Originally released almost fifty years ago now, Texas Chainsaw Massacre tells the story of a deranged serial killer named Leatherface who wears a mask made out of the flesh of his victims. As jarring as that may sound though, it doesn’t even begin to encapsulate the sheer terror that the now iconic villain inspired when the franchise first appeared in theaters. Since then we have seen the release of several follow-up films that have only elevated Leatherface’s status in popular culture, and now Netflix is ready to take a crack at the iconic horror franchise. Based on the official trailer released by Netflix this week, reposted below, it seems like they’ve done a pretty good job: a group of teens exploring an abandoned town mistakenly stumble upon a house that they believe to also be abandoned, only to find out they couldn’t have been any more wrong. They soon find out that they have stumbled into Leatherface’s lair and are forced to contend with his murderous rage in order to save their lives, with the villain taking on a newfound look that may be even creepier than the original. Netflix subscribers can find out for themselves how the group of teens contend with Leatherface when their Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel debuts on the streaming platform February 18th.
Hailing from one of the most iconic time periods in the history of the horror genre, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has established itself as one of the most iconic franchises of its time. Though it inspired an abundance of controversy over its graphic imagery when it was first released, Leatherface has managed to live on in popular culture for nearly five decades now and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Netflix subscribers can now look forward to the release of their sequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre when it hits the streaming platform in the coming weeks.