Release date: February 18, 2022

Language: English

Director: David Blue Garcia

Genre: Slasher film, Crime, Thriller

Cast: Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Mark Burnham, Moe Dunford, Olwen Fouere, Jessica Allain, Jacob Latimore, Nell Hudson, Alice Krige, William Hope, Jolyon Coy, Sam Douglas

Cinematography: Ricardo Diaz

Producer: Fede Alvarez, Herbert W.Gains, Kim Henkel, Ian Henkel, Pat Cassidy

Production: Legendary Pictures, Exurbia Films, Bad Hombre

Starring: Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Mark Burnham, Moe Dunford, Nell Hudson, Olwen Fouere, Jessica Allain, Jacob Latimore, Alice Krige,

Country: United States

Distributed By: Netflix

Music By: Colin Stetson

Filming Location: Sofia, Bulgaria, Ontario, Canada


Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an American film directed by David Blue Garcia, with a screenplay by Chris Thomas Devlin. It is the ninth instalment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, set several decades after the original film.

Along with all the cast of the movie, John Larroquette respires his role as film narrator, having provided the voice-over for the original film, the 2003 remake, and its prequel.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre trailer was released at the end of January 2022. The trailer gives a glimpse of returning survivor Sally Hardesty and includes plenty of ominous shots of chilling chainsaws, menacing masks, and terrified teenagers.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The movie focuses on the serial killer Leatherface targeting a group of young adults and coming into conflict with a vengeful survivor of his previous murders. After 50 years after Leatherafce’s killing spree in 1973, Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and her friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson) move to the remote town of Harlow to start their new business.

Furthermore, in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, their dream of starting a new business turned into a nightmare when they accidentally disrupt the home of Leatherface, whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the area residents. Including Sally Hardesty, sole survivor of his infamous 1973 massacre who’s hell-bent on seeking revenge.

The film debuted at number two on Netflix’s global chart during the week of release. A few days after the release it ranked number one on Netflix’s top 10 lists in many countries. On the review aggregator of Rotten Tomatoes, 32% of 148 critics’ reviews were positive. The film had a below-average rating of 4.4/10.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has been an absolute mess this time. The characters in the movie are crappy idiots who are living for their mobile phones and the popularity that the digital world gives them. The characters are not likable and they make the worst absolute decision ever. The remaining characters from the 70’s original were even dumber.

The original movie inspired nightmares, but this one makes you giggle and leaves you bored. It’s far away from a satisfying follow-up to its 1974 namesake. 1974, Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie was one of the best horror films of all time.

Associated Press’s, Jocelyn wrote about the movie:

Did we really need another? And sadly, given the lack of imagination, creativity, or even basic attention to logic in a perfunctory and downright silly script, the answer seems a resounding “Nope”.”

It’s one of those projects that’s clearly been through the winger in terms of production. There were stories of a replaced directing team and horrible test screenings. There was a lack of narrative depth. It’s a startling misfire, the movie fundamentally fails at almost everything it’s trying to do.