texas chainsaw massacreBeing a teenager isn't usually all it's cracked up to be, especially if you're a serial killer in the making. It definitely didn't get better for the chainsaw-wielding maniac at the center of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" franchise, and we'll find out why in an upcoming prequel, appropriately titled "Leatherface."

What kind of unspeakable horrors happened in this chubby cannibal's childhood home? We can only picture what his parents must have packed in his lunchbox, and the sort of devastating social interactions that would have occurred in the cafeteria every day. We've gotten a glimpse of Leatherface's unmasked face before, and it was not pleasant; just imagine adding pimples to the mix. Then again, chances are slim 'lil Leatherface was even allowed to go to school.

Newcomer Seth M. Sherwood is writing the script, which is described as "an origin story that follows Leatherface's early years in the 1970s." 2013's "Texas Chainsaw" had a tenuous grasp on the timeline of the series; it posited that the character played by Alexandra Daddario (who was born in 1986) is Leatherface's cousin, and that he would be in any sort of shape to still swing a chainsaw. Hopefully, "Leatherface" will be less silly. Unless it's as silly as "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2." That might be cool.

Marilyn Burns, the star of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and the ultimate final girl, passed away on August 5.

[via The Wrap]

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