Texas Chainsaw Massacre release date update, cast, synopsis, trailer, and more

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Cr. Yana Blajeva / ©2021 Legendary, Courtesy of Netflix
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Cr. Yana Blajeva / ©2021 Legendary, Courtesy of Netflix /

Netflix has been killing it, pun intended, in the horror genre. In 2021 alone, the streamer released man films in the genre that fit the bill for horrors fans. There’s Someone Inside Your House, Blood Red Sky, the Fear Street trilogy, and Till Death are only a few of the new releases. In February, Netflix will release an ambitious project, continuing the 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre. 

It is always challenging to tackle a sequel, especially when the original is an iconic cornerstone in a genre. The 1974 film Texas Chainsaw Massacre tells the story of a family of cannibals who kidnap, kill, and cook random people traveling near their farm in a remote part of Texas.

The film is one of the pioneers of the slasher genre featuring elements required to classify it as such. The main one is Leatherface, a hulking, skin mask-wearing, chainsaw-welding killer. This character is inspired by a real-life killer named Ed Gein, who wore human skin masks.

The Netflix film will be a direct sequel to the original, so anything viewers learn in the sequels, prequels, or remakes is out the window.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre release date updates

Netflix will release the continued story of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Feb. 18, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. PT and 3:01 a.m. ET. This is one film fans of the slasher genre will want to stay up and catch the premiere.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre cast

Mark Burnham will step into the shoes originally filled by Gunnar Hansen as Leatherface.

Additional cast for this film includes Sarah Yarkin, Elsie Fisher, Jacob Latimore, Moe Dunford, Olwen Fouéré, Alice Krige, and Jessica Allain.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre synopsis

Set about 50 years after the original, two girls head to Harlow, Texas, to establish a new business. Their dreams of success become a nightmare when they disturb the home of Leatherface, the killer whose legacy haunts the local residents. The lone survivor of his original massacre, Sally Hardesty, is still trying to get revenge for his killing of her friends and brother.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre trailer

The trailer tells us that, “In 2022, the face of madness returns.” Leatherface is back in action, complete with his chainsaw and mask made of human skin.

Are you pumped for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022? Don’t miss it when it releases on Netflix on Feb. 18.

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