Fede Álvarez explains where new ‘the Chainsaw Massacre’ fits into franchise timeline



In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, producer Fede Álvarez (“Death of the Devil”) commented on the puzzling timeline of the “The Chainsaw Massacre” franchise, explaining where the new film will fit in terms of continuity.

“When I say the new movie is a ‘direct sequel’ to the original, I’m not excluding anything. When the movies do that, I feel like it’s a little disrespectful to the other sequels in the franchise. Some people love ‘The Chainsaw Massacre 2’. I like a lot of elements of this film.

He adds, “But the franchise timeline is a disaster. I think it’s up to the audience to decide when and how the events of the other films unfold.

Keep in mind that the new movie opens on Netflix on February 18, 2022.

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The plot will take place years after the shocking events of the original film, in a setting Leatherface has not seen since.

Recall that the legendary Sally Hardesty, the sole survivor of the 1974 film, will return in the new film. The character will be played by Olwen Fouéré (“Contagion on the high seas”).

Mark Burnham (‘Lowlife’) will play the new Leatherface. David Blue Garcia (‘Tejano’) is responsible for the management.

The cast also includes Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Year”), Sarah Yarkin (“Death Congratulates You 2”), Jacob Latimore (“Maze Runner: Run or Die”) and Moe Dunford (“Vikings”).

Chris Thomas Devlin, known for his work in the horror film “Cobweb”, wrote the screenplay for the new film.

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