Leatherface Clip: Meet the Mother of Leatherface

A new clip from Leatherface features Lili Taylor as Leatherface’s mom, Verna Sawyer. Directed by French filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Inside), Leatherface is actually the second cinematic attempt to tell the story of Leatherface’s origin. The first try at doing this came with 2006’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, a prequel to 2003’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake. Unlike that film, Leatherface will serve as a prequel to the late Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre film.

The overall continuity of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror franchise has become quite convoluted over the years, although Leatherface’s status as a genre icon has more or less remained intact through it all. Hooper’s own Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 was a direct sequel to the original, albeit much more comedic. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 got weird, introducing an entire …

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