‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ is a Netflix sequel to the 1874 film ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, which first introduced Leatherface. The mass murderer makes a return in this instalment.
Warning: This article contains heavy spoilers
Fifty years after the events of the first movie, Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their entrepreneur friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson) arrive at Harlow, a small town in Texas with the intention of renovating it.
However, an old lady named Virginia (Alice Krige) claims she owns the deed to her orphanage in the town, prompting Dante to call the cops on her. Her health deteriorates, forcing the only resident of the orphanage to rush her to the hospital, along with Ruth.
Melody had brought Lila with her as she felt her sister wouldn’t be safe in the city. Lila had been a victim of a school shooting where she lost some of her friends.
En route, Virginia dies, resulting in awakening the true nature of the resident. He’s Leatherface (Dan Burnham), back and violent as ever. He makes short work of the cops and kills Ruth as well, literally wearing Virginia’s face along the way.
He returns to the orphanage, and murders Dante, as he’s still in the building. Melody survives by hiding as Leatherface begins his mass murder spree after getting his hands on the infamous chainsaw.
Harlow has been populated by potential investors who arrived on a bus, and each and every one of them are slaughtered by the killer.
Lila and Melody continue to barely survive and get hope with the arrival of Sally (Olwen Fouéré), the sole survivor of the original film, hell-bent on revenge, starting a full-on battle.
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Despite Lila and Melody’s desperate plea to escape the psycho killer, Sally uses them as bait to lure Leatherface out. When she confronts him, she’s more concerned with reminding him who she is rather than quickly killing him.
She is left frustrated when Leatherface doesn’t really seem to remember her. Nevertheless, she attacks him, but he uses the chainsaw to impale her.
She still manages to shoot him and gives Lila her gun before she dies, encouraging the young girl to kill him now or be haunted by him and thirst for revenge like she did.
This ensues the war between the sisters and Leatherface, each attempting to kill the other, as the latter chases them with the chainsaw.
Hunting the hunter
Melody tells Lila to escape, as she’s stuck in the car. But just as Leatherface is about to kill Melody, Lila confronts him.
When he escapes into a building, Lila follows him, trying to lure him out. He outsmarts her by leaving his chainsaw active and baiting her.
Ambushing her, the killer attacks and drags her into a pool of water in the room. Lila manages to come out unscathed and tries to reach her gun, but Leatherface emerges from the water and drags her back.
Just when it seems he’ll get the better of her, Melody shows up and climbs upon him, giving Lila enough time to get her hands on the gun Sally gave her. The murderer tries to kill Melody with the chainsaw, but Lila shoots him multiple times.
With no more bullets left, it looks like Scarface will survive, but wait, Melody has picked up a chainsaw and slashes him right down the middle, as he drops into the pool of water.
It’s not over till it’s over
The sisters finally manage to get rid of the infamous killer, putting an end to him altogether. The nightmare has come to an end, or has it?
Lila and Melody get into the car together, relieved, putting the car on autopilot. Lila jokes that she will definitely move to Harlow with her after what she has seen.
Just then, Leatherface reemerges, having survived everything. He breaks the window and pulls Melody out of the car. As Lila helplessly screams from the sunroof, he uses the chainsaw to behead her sister in front of her eyes.
In the end, Leatherface slashes the air in victory, as Lila is left distraught by the tragedy and driven to safety by the car.
In the post-credits scene, Leatherface goes back to the house from the original film instead of the orphanage in Harlow. Will Lila get her revenge? Only a sequel can answer that.