Leatherface Red Band Trailer Delivers Raw Violence


Leatherface Red Band Trailer Reveal

DecayMag.com Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury Writer: Seth M. Sherwood (screenplay) Leatherface

Leatherface Film Details 


Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury



Seth M. Sherwood

Release Date:

September 21, 2017


October 20, 2017

Release Format:



Cinemas Nationwide, On Demand

MPAA Rating: R

Genre: Horror

Running Time: TBD


Prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.


First Impressions

The red band trailer for Leatherface provides a glimpse on the edgier aesthetics. From the color filters to the unflinching sequences each is an onslaught on the consciousnesses. The impression is modern and reinvigorates an antiquated franchise with raw savagery. This is a common formula seen on revamped vintage Horror films. For illustration, Alexandre Aja offers a related strategy in his 2006 Horror remake. In 2004 Zack Snyder found success with his remodeling of a zombie themed classic.

Will the unfiltered violence stimulate enthusiasm in an otherwise paralyzed franchise? For this critic, the reply is yes. Bustillo and Maury deliver some incredible camera shots. Evidence of these well-conceived shots is noticeable in the trailer. From the superimposes wide perspective to the close-up views each capture produces an impression. One fascinating tactic is the cutting away from the action at the proper moment. This becomes a skillful ploy to strengthen psychological tension.

Not enough is revealed with the performances. The Leatherface trailer leaves nothing to make an educated assessment. Random arrangements offer much on performance and short on dialogue. It seems the marketing team is contending to allow the images speak stronger than statements.

Leatherface is the long awaited continuation to the Texas Chainsaw franchise. This next installment concentrates on the iconic serial murderer. The account will delve into Leatherface’s adolescence and points onward. How will the film carry and develops the narrative? Although the trailer may have visual appeal these are mere combinations of significant impactful imagery. The film may or may not contribute the correct formula.

To sum, Leatherface may be the film that turns the Texas Chainsaw franchise into a new and much needed intense direction.


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