Leatherface has returned to theaters, only now he’s in 3-D!
Like most of you out there, anytime a new entry in a horror franchise is about to hit theaters, I can’t help but revisit all the previous entries in that franchise to prep me properly for the theatrical going experience. And seeing billboards plastered all over town with Leatherface’s visage has put me in a post-Christmas Texas Chainsaw Massacre kind of mood!
Sally Hardesty (played by Marilyn Burns) is arguably the first Final Girl of modern slashers. But it's not just that she was the last man standing in Tobe Hooper's seminal The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). It's that she fought mightily for - and earned - that title.
It is a hot August day in Shreveport, Louisiana - not Texas - on the set of Texas Chainsaw 3D. The “set” is a huge barren field on an unused portion of an Army base, and for good reason: in the field is an exact replica of the Sawyer house from Tobe Hooper’s seminal horror film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It was something special, to walk that dusty road up to the house that chilled me as a child.