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Leatherface (2017)

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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.

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A violent teen and three others kidnap a young nurse while escaping from a Texas mental institution. Pursued by a vengeful sheriff, the disturbed young man embarks on a murderous rampage that shapes him into a legendary killer known as Leather face.

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Witness the beginning of your end. See more »

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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The World Premiere was on 25 August 2017 at FrightFest in London. See more »

Goofs

During the clothes-changing scene at the fence, Bud removes his white gown to change. After he gets dressed, Clarice and Ike go to let Jackson out of the trunk, and Bud is seen pulling the gown off again in the background. See more »

Quotes

Hal Hartman: You take one of mine, and I'll take all yours, Verna. All of 'em.
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Connections

Follows Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Leave Me Alone
Written and Performed by Nathaniel Mayer
Published by Trianon Publications (BMI)
Courtesy of Fortune Records
By arrangement with Westwood Music Group
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Gotta rant, as a lifelong fan of the original.
23 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Number 1 rule of Horror! No origin story. What's this? An origin story. As many said before, and I've said since seeing the amazing 1973 version at a 80's re-release drive-in, it worked because of the mystery, atmosphere, and NO GORE. So basically, Leatherface 17 basically does every single thing the original didn't do to make it the film it was.

Are the filmmakers aware of that? Do they care? Do they know origin stories are bad financial decisions for horror properties? If I were credited exec producer Tobe Hooper (RIP), I would have made sure to pass away before seeing this too. It is a better option. No, really, die before seeing this.

As Scorsese says as he continues to sell out "cinema is dead". This is a mean, inept, nasty, badly overacted at every breath. It has more production value than the 1994 version. Haven't seen all the TC films, but somehow this makes the Matthew Mcconaughey film look like a gem. In an attempt to be relevant, they added forced shock as there is a sex scene taking place on top of a dead body. Lame. And this is a no-no to say subjectively in a review, but there is definitely something wrong with you if you like these kind of movies. And I've seen Henry/Cannibal Holocaust/Serbian Film - don't condone those, but there's a point to them, at least. These statements will make people outraged, but the real fright is, nobody will be outraged that film content like this is normal these days. Worst part is, all the imagination this property can offer is fully drained from this Bulgaria filmed outing.

Lili Taylor tries to underact. To think, she and Stephen Dorff had respectable careers at one time in the 90's, and before. It doesn't get too much lower than ending up in a Z-grade version of a 40 year old horror classic, that goes direct to streaming and forgotten in a few days.


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