A brand new Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel is coming to Netflix.
The horror movie - directed by David Blue Garcia, and starring Nell Hudson and Eighth Grade's Elsie Fisher - is intended as a direct sequel to the 1974 original, which introduced Leatherface to terrified audiences.
It is set in the present day and Netflix said the movie will return to the franchise's roots.
Leatherface is coming to Netflix. @ElsieKFisher, Sarah Yarkin, @jacoblatimore and @MoeDunford will star in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a new chapter in the iconic horror franchise that is set in the present day and returns to the roots of Tobe Hooper's horror classic
- Netflix (@netflix) August 30, 2021
The original is regarded as one of the most influential horror films of all time.
Directed by Tobe Hooper and made on a tiny budget, it featured a group of friends who fall prey to a family of cannibals in rural Texas.
Leatherface, a terrifying figure wielding a deadly chainsaw and hiding his face beneath the skin of his victims, was the central villain.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a huge box office success and it spawned an eight-film franchise. However, the most recent sequel, 2017's Leatherface, was not well received and has a rating of 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Hopefully the upcoming movie - simply named Texas Chainsaw Massacre - makes a better fist of it.
You'll be able to see for yourself when it drops on Netflix later this year.
The fact that old Leatherface is still going after almost half a century is testament to how much we enjoy being frightened. But why?
Dr Gregory Warwick, counselling psychologist at Quest Psychology Services, said horror movies can serve as an exhilarating distraction from our daily lives.
He told The Independent: "The body reacts with a fight of flight response but without there being any actual danger. This provides a real thrill and exhilaration like you'd find with other adventurous activities.
"The tense moments within horror films almost force us to be completely present and focused on what is going on in the film, this provides a positive distraction from whatever else is going on in our lives at the time that we might not want to think about."
What's more, Warwick said that watching horror films can actually be of psychological benefit.
He said: "DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) recommends that using different media can help you when you are feeling distressed, with one of the options being to use horror.
"Whilst it might sound bizarre, getting your body to react with a different emotion such as feeling excited or scared from watching a horror movie can help shift people out of feeling very distressed."
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