As promised, Netflix has delivered the official trailer for the David Blue Garcia-directed, Chris Thomas Devlin-written edition of the latest in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre slasher saga.
The gruesome visual takes place some 50 years after the original horror film opus and is intended to be the direct sequel to Tobe Hooper's first film from 1974.
The latest edition sees a new group of unsuspecting victims descending upon the small, deserted town of Harlow, TX within intentions of revitalizing the town as an idyllic getaway destination. The film offers important nods to the first film, featuring Olwen Fouéré taking on the role of Sally Hardesty. She was the lone survivor of Leatherface's annihilation of the first film.
In the trailer, Hardesty looks to play an integral part in the plotline in what seems to be a foreshadowing of a final standoff as Hardesty says, “50 years I’ve been waiting for this night... Just to see him again.”
The film is produced by Fede Alvarez along with Kim Henkel, who served as a writer for the film's initial 1974 iteration. Making it a point include an established connection to the original film, the Netflix version looks to be a modern take on a timeless horror institution.
The film's official synopsis reads, Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), head to the remote town of Harlow, Texas to start an idealistic new business venture. But their dream soon turns into a waking nightmare when they accidentally disrupt the home of Leatherface, the deranged serial killer whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the area’s residents — including Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), the sole survivor of his infamous 1973 massacre who’s hell-bent on seeking revenge.”
The 'Face of Madness' returns on February 18th when the Texas Chainsaw Masscare begins streaming on Netflix. Watch the brutal trailer below.