The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Netflix buys the sequel to the cult film

Thomas desroches

Thomas Desroches

Cinema and series journalist

With his eyes riveted on the screen and his head in magazines, Thomas Desroches feeds on films of all kinds from an early age. Animated by committed works, genre films, documentaries or even the universe of Xavier Dolan, he also shares his passion on the AlloCiné podcast.

First planned for a theatrical release, the new “Chainsaw Massacre” will finally land on the Netflix platform.

The texas chainsaw massacre: netflix buys the sequel to the cult film
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Leatherface is not coming back to terrorize movie theaters. The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre, initially slated for 2021, will be released direct on Netflix. If no information reveals the real reasons for this takeover, the current figures of the American box office – which are still struggling to regain their colors of yesteryear – have certainly pushed producers towards this other alternative.

In a difficult cultural context, strongly impacted by the pandemic, these strategies are becoming more and more common. On the Netflix side, one of the latest examples concerns Joe Wright’s Woman in the Window which, after numerous postponements, finally landed on the platform in May 2021. No release date for the horror film no ‘was, at this moment, announced. Will the giant take advantage of the fall and the Halloween party to release this new opus? The future will tell.

Directed by David Blue Garcia and produced by Fede Alvarez, director of Don’t Breathe and the Evil Dead remake, Chainsaw Massacre is presented as a sequel to the original 1974 film directed by Tobe Hooper. In October 2020, a first – and very beautiful – teaser poster was revealed promising the return of “face of madness”.

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