news culture Netflix: The return of a cult horror saga in February 2022
Announced in 2021, the new Legendary Pictures production will be released exclusively on Netflix. The famous series of “slasher” films started in 1974 is back in force with a new film.
The bet of Legendary Pictures
Legendary Pictures is working on a reinterpretation of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. New director David Blue Garcia, a horror lover known for cinematic directions in 2018’s Tejano and Blood Fest, is trying to give the franchise another shot. The production has concocted us a direct sequel to the 1974 filmthus making a clean sweep of previous episodes.
This film directed by the team behind the reboot of Evil Dead (2013) promises to find our iconic Leatherface time of a new massacre involving actors and actresses Sarah Yakin, Mark Burnham and Elsie Fisher. The film takes place in a ghost town in the middle of Texas, decades after the events of the original work.
A saga born in the 70s
The cult film series has already had a reboot in 2003, soberly titled: “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and produced by Michael Bay. A prequel even saw the light of day in 2006 (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning). The two films were not very successful with the public, but in particular made it possible to make the license known to the youngest.
We can look further back with the two films following the first, released in theaters in 1986 and 1990 respectively. More theatrical than the source material, both sequels were received quite lukewarmly (even coldly) by fans. Then the film series welcomes a fourth episode in 1994 (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation), written and directed by Kim Henkel. The film promised to re-adapt the slasher format for the next generation, but the horror of the man in the skin mask failed to surprise the public.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is still scheduled for release on February 18, 2022, exclusively on the Netflix streaming platform.