This prequel to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series depicts the transformation of a disturbed teen named Jackson (Sam Strike) into the serial killer known as "Leatherface." Jackson and three fellow inmates break out of a mental hospital together, and take a nurse hostage along the way. Mayhem ensues as the group are hunted by a vengeful Texas Ranger (Stephen Dorff). Directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury.~Jack Rodgers
Leatherface is the 8th Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, which is a direct prequel to the original 1974 classic. This movie played for one week at the theaters and went on directly to DVD/Blu-Ray. I read a number of reviews online which all blasted this film in every way. One of the reviews said everything that can be done with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has been done after 43 years and 8 movies except a female Leatherface. Well this story focuses on the young Jed as he gets locked in a facility for what The Cook and Hitchiker have done which is murder the sheriff's daughter. Stephen Dorff plays the Sheriff very similar to William Forsythe in The Devil's Rejects, as a vile, mean, angry, vicious man of authority. Years later Jed escapes with a nurse and 3 inmates from the facility. The hunt is on to find them by any means necessary. The 3 inmates don't last long, as the fighting and arguing disrupt their escape. Jed and the nurse are captured by the sheriff until the Sawyer Family arrives and rescues Jed (Leatherface) and reminds him who he is, whose his family, and what he needs to do to protect his family. I won't reveal the end. If this is the last Chainsaw entry, I am more than pleased with this prequel as a final entry. With original director Tobe Hooper having passed away last year in 2017 it would seem this is the final Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie.
Gave this to my grown son for Christmas and he was ecstatic. This was a great retro gift. He absolutely loved it. It also goes back to tell the whole story of how Leatherface became the monster he turned out to be.