Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: Is a sequel happening?

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Mark Burnham as Leatherface. Cr. Yana Blajeva / ©2021 Legendary, Courtesy of Netflix
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Mark Burnham as Leatherface. Cr. Yana Blajeva / ©2021 Legendary, Courtesy of Netflix /

It’s time to revisit one of the most iconic horror franchises of all time, as the latest entry in the Texas Chainsaw series is now streaming on Netflix. Serving as a direct sequel to the original film from 1974, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) follows a group of teens moving out to Harlow, Texas looking to start a new life. What they don’t realize is that Leatherface has already laid claim to the territory.

The Netflix movie has a pretty interesting premise, incorporating today’s technology and social media, along with the very real and very current fight for gun control. Plus, Golden Globe nominee Elsie Fisher plays one of the main characters. But while the film starts off promising, it unfortunately loses its steam about halfway through. Its characters and their poor choices really bring Texas Chainsaw Massacre down.

That being said, there are some fun kills. If you tuned in to check out the film today and are wondering if there’s more coming, that’s what we’re here to discuss!

Spoilers ahead for Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, like many other horror series, has had an interesting history. After the original film, eight have followed, including the goofy Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), the poorly received remake The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and the prequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006).

Fast forward to the 2010s, and two other failed entries were released — Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) and Leatherface (2017). Despite the first film being so fantastic and such a classic, the franchise has never been able to come close to its success. But that doesn’t mean they’ll stop trying.

Will there be another Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie on Netflix?

It’s entirely possible. The film ends with Leatherface appearing out of nowhere while Melody (Sarah Yarkin) and Lila (Elsie Fisher) are finally free and driving away from Harlow. He sticks his arm through the car window and pulls Melody out, slicing her head off with his chainsaw. After the credits roll, we get a very short post-credits scene that hints at another movie to continue the villain’s story.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre post-credits scene

The quick scene shows Leatherface walking up to a house with his chainsaw in hand. This will likely be his new home, an easy place for him to scope out any visitors he might have to kill. And if you’re a fan of the original film, you’ll probably recognize the house. It’s the Sawyer family home from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The classic villain is going back home. We’re not sure what the synopsis would be for a sequel, but the post-credits scene certainly sets one up.

After Leatherface came out in 2017, production companies Lionsgate and Millennium Films had plans to make five more films, as reported by Cinema Blend. However, they lost the rights and eventually Legendary picked them up and made Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The series is certainly a hot commodity many companies and filmmakers want their hands on.

Neither director David Blue Garcia nor producer Fede Álvarez has spoken out on the possibility of a sequel, but perhaps now that the movie is out, we’ll get a hint.

We’ll keep you updated on anything we hear about a potential sequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre!

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