Netflix’s reboot of Texas Chainsaw Massacre has an official trailer – the horror film releases on the streamer on 18th February. 

Leatherface returns for yet another Texas Chainsaw Massacre film. Netflix’s reboot, which is a direct sequel to the 1974 original, now has an official trailer ahead of its release on 18th February.

Variety reports that the movie is the second feature film directed by cinematographer David Blue Garcia. Producer Fede Álvarez brings his horror knowledge on board, having directed Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe (the writer of both of those films, Rodo Sayagues, is also producing). Their experience with reboots through 2013’s Evil Dead suggests they know what they are doing when it comes to reviving dormant horror franchises, though the reboot of Sam Raimi’s comedy-horror lacked the humour and overcompensated with sheer bloody violence.

Starring in Texas Chainsaw Massacre is Eighth Grade actor Elsie Fisher. Also among the cast are Sarah Yarkin (who featured in Happy Death Day 2U), Mark Burnham (as Leatherface), and John Larroquette. Larroquette returns as the film’s narrator, a role he also played in the original and the 2003 remake.

The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre is set nearly 50 years after the first, so the events will occur in the present day. A group of young, idealistic friends accidentally disturb the remote Texas town Leatherface has been hiding in, forcing him back into action. Watch the trailer below.

The trailer reveals that Sarah Hardesty, who survived Leatherface in the original film, will return to finish what they started. It’s very reminiscent of 2018’s Halloween reboot/sequel, which retconned all films except the first and saw the return of a determined, gun-toting Laurie Strode. The film also seems to have a sense of humour, which is never a bad thing when it comes to horror.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre releases on Netflix on 18th February.

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