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Leatherface Trailer Review

Oh look, another horror prequel. Not like we’ve seen enough of them!

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Leatherface is the prequel to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Now I’m not going to lie, the original movie is very outdated but that genre of horror is so saturated why do we need another slasher/cannibal movie? The kid who grows up to be known as Leatherface gets the mask for his, like 12th birthday, it’s all very surreal. Then there are a lot of grisly murders that happen including a massacre in a diner. The police are trying to hunt the family down but I’m guessing because the original happens they don’t find them or are killed in some horrific fashion, I believe the second option.

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Let’s be honest, and I haven’t done a rant in a while so let’s go:

It looks incredibly dumb and didn’t need to be made. It’s another quick money cash grab with a movie that was probably made quite cheaply to try and make the most profit possible. The original movie may have been a success when it was released but that was over 40 years ago! Audiences want something new and fresh, not something where they keep revisiting the same story.

There is an endless stream of real life murders, crime stories and even crime drama books out there that deserve a look in. Give us something new! Give us something we’ve read about but never seen, take My Friend Dahmer (review coming this week) that looks really interesting and doesn’t just follow the murders but his life beforehand too and what led him to do what he did.

This is not like that. This is a quick cash grab in hopes that audiences like it so they can do it with other horror movies too. The action literally looks the same as the original movie and that is very boring and simple.

I’m not looking forward to this movie at all and I hope it fails just so other movies like this one won’t be made. Give us new things, give us new stories and stop remaking and reusing old stories that we don’t care about anymore.

I’m slowly getting sick and tired of directors out there. Is there any hope for any of them?

What do you think of Leatherface?

Until next time.

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