A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge.
“Leatherface” is a 2017 horror movie directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. It is a prequel to the 1974 classic “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and tells the origin story of the infamous chainsaw-wielding killer known as Leatherface.
The movie follows a group of teenagers who escape from a mental hospital and kidnap a young nurse named Lizzy (played by Vanessa Grasse) to use as a bargaining chip to get away. Along the way, they pick up a deranged lawman (played by Stephen Dorff) who is obsessed with catching the escaped patients, and the group soon finds themselves on the run from both the lawman and a vengeful mother seeking her stolen baby.
As the group makes their way through Texas, they encounter a young boy named Jedidiah (played by Sam Coleman), who seems to have a connection to the Sawyer family, including the young Leatherface himself. The movie explores the early years of Leatherface’s life and his descent into madness as he becomes the iconic killer we know him to be.
Overall, “Leatherface” received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. While some appreciated the movie’s attempts to delve into the character’s backstory, others found it to be too violent and lacking in the suspense and tension that made the original film a classic.