We all know the story about leatherface, what he did and how he got arrested with his family for the crimes they committed. But do we know what happened before that? ‘Leatherface’ takes us on a journey of a young leatherface and how he came to be. Was he always such an animal or did his family create him?
We start by seeing a young Jed on his birthday, being given a chainsaw and his present was to hurt his neighbor who was ‘stealing’ their pigs. Jed didn’t want to hurt the man but his family told him to. Same when he tricked a young woman, injured her greatly but his brother killed her off with a engine falling on her. And she was the sheriffs daughter so, Jed gets taken away from his parents into a home for kids from criminal homes.
Fast forward a few years til teens and we have a young man Jed in a institution. At first you don’t know it’s him but the hints are there due to his reaction to violence. Jed’s mother breaks into the fascility he’s being held, starts shouting and that creates a riot. Care takers, nurses and doctors killed. Dangerous teens escaped. Including Jed, who ran off with 3 others from that place including a young nurse who just started her job. These 4 take her on a journey that won’t soon forget. If she gets out of alive.
‘Leatherface’ was a quite good story. I wasn’t impressed but I wasn’t disappointed either. Somewhere in the middle. But if you are a fan of ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ this one is a must for you to see how it all began.
Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?
- Stephen Dorff – Hal Hartman (Blade, Immortals,Public Enemies, Felon)
- Sam Strike – Jackson (Eastenders, M.I.High, MindHunter, Bonded by Blood 2)
- Vanessa Grasse – Lizzy (Astral, Robo Shark, It came from the desert)
- Finn Jones – Deputy Sorrel (Game of Thrones, Iron Fist, The Last Showing, Wrong Turn 5)
- Sam Coleman – Bud ( Game of Thrones, Lord of Chaos, The Prince of Denmark)
- Jessica Madsen – Clarice (Tina and Bobby, The Fowl, Mr Selfridge)
- James Bloor – Ike (Dunkirk, Carnage: Swallowing the Fast, Film stars don’t die in Liverpool)
- Lili Taylor – Verna (The Conjuring, American Crime, I Shot Andy Warhol, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials)
Who is the director and what is she/he known for?
This film actually got 2 directors. Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury. Let’s begin with Alexandre Bustillo who’s mostly known for film such as ABC’s of Death 2, Inside and now Leatherface.Julien Maury worked along side Bustillo on same films.