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Leatherface

  • 2017
  • R
  • 90min
  • 28%
  • 5 / 10

The film shows what started Jedidiah's (or Jackson's) transformation into Leatherface. As a child, he is given a ride home by strangers. The act may be a well-intentioned one, but when the strangers arrive at Jedidiah’s house, they get more than what they expected. At the house, the strangers are killed by his family. One of the stranger’s father happens to be the local sheriff who is responsible then for sending Jedidiah to a hospital for the criminally insane. When Jedidiah is much older, he ends up escaping and being pursued by the now-crazed sheriff.

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The film shows what started Jedidiah's(or Jackson's) transformation into Leatherface. As a child, he is given a ride home by strangers. At his house, the strangers are killed by his family. The woman's father happens to be the local sheriff who is responsible then for sending Jedidiah to a hospital for the criminally insane. When he is much older, he ends up escaping and being pursued by the now-crazed sheriff. He returns to his home where he is injured in the face, resulting in severe scarring and brain damage. He joins his family in the killing of others, and stitches together their skins, to cover his damaged face.

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Leatherface 2017 is a film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. It is the eighth in the series and, rather than be concerned with continuity in the story with the previous seven movies, it was made as a prequel to the original 1974 film. It was meant to show Leatherface before he became mentally unstable and show what led him to the acts committed in the films. It was meant to reinvent the series and breathe fresh life and insight into the story. The desire was to attract a new audience with an understanding of the motivations behind the main character of Leatherface and the origins of the character.