The Horror Film Industry’s Newest Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movie

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Raven Landa, Staff Writer

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise is back and has released a new movie on February 18th, 2022. After 50 years since Leatherface’s killing spree back in 1973, he returns once a group of friends travel to an abandoned town in Texas to auction off properties to create a new and fresh area for those in Harlow. In the trailer that Netflix released, you can see that they introduce us to new characters who encounter this horror legend.

 The cast includes Mark Burnham as Leatherface, Elsie Fisher as Lila, Olwen Fouere as Sally Hardesty, and Sarah Yarkin as Melody. There of course has been many remakes or sequels for this franchise but this one is directed by David Blue Garcia who has worked on The Bystander Theory. Near the end of the movie after the credits, Garcia does give us a little hint that he has an idea for a sequel for the movie he created.

¨I’ve actually brainstormed quite a bit about what would happen in a continuation of this story, or just another tale in this world. I have some really cool ideas¨ stated by David Garcia on

This movie was filmed back in 2020 and was wrapped filming in March 2021, they also had initially stated to be a theater release in 2021 but all plans were scrapped due to multiple bad screen testings. They later sold the film to Netflix, all the shooting took place in Nu Boyana Film Studios which is located in Sofia, Bulgaria.

So far, horror fans aren’t loving this sequel of Texas Chainsaw Massacre since it has its own Gen Z twist to it. There are mixed reactions with this sequel, some saying this is the worst out of all movies and there are others saying the opposite.  Lisa Cervantes, a junior here at Alta Loma, thought the movie had potential but failed.

¨It had potential, but they killed off characters too soon into the movie¨ stated by Lisa Cervantes, junior at Alta Loma.