Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Main Stars: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Coleman, Finn Jones, Jessica Madsen, James Bloor, Nathan Cooper
Storyline: The story of Leatherface’s childhood past is told
Review (Spoils): The film starts out explaining why the police force and the people in the county fear the Sawyers family. Verna (Lili Taylor) the mother of the madness loses her children including Leatherface who at this point is Hal (Stephen Dorff). The film goes into the mental hospital where they finally break loose and take a sexy nurse (Vanessa Grasse) with them. As the runaway and kill off people on this path of freedom we see connection of none other Nubbins (Nathan Cooper). The truth is told about why Leatherface becomes the monster he is.
This film screams like it was directed by Rob Zombie but not in a bad way. I am a hardcore Sawyer fan and it takes a lot for me to hate a Texas Chainsaw film and this one was not bad. Sure, its got another in the past storyline and with a film in this series it does become confusion which order they stand and how many different begins could we have? The only thing this film was missing in the end was it should have shown him walking to a slaughter farm, so it would show some continuity.
We some chainsaw action (but not much), lots of blood, some gore, gunshots, slashing, stabbing, some tormenting and none stop weirdness as it is the Sawyers!
Rating: Rob Zombie should be honored that they stole of The Devil Rejects feel for this film as he stole form the series to begin with, House of 1000 Corpses. Sure, the film is not as great as the first two original ones, but it does make a come back from the last one which was a teeny bop nightmare. Also Lili Taylor surprised me, she rocked the role!
From a die hard fan of the series thank you for bringing some life back to the series!
Lets keep making them!