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Many musical artists have made references to Leatherface, with some also citing the character as a major source of inspiration for their works. In the remake's prequel, more information about the character's backstory and psyche, expanding upon points that were briefly mentioned in the first film. Texas Chainsaw 3D actor Dan Yeager described Leatherface as being 'nothing more than a mask', with the masks he wore being 'real' personalities for the character.

Strawn and Nicotero based the design on the concept of Leatherface's mask, intended as a modernization of the "Killing Mask" in the original film, [56] as something that had been made using different pieces of human skin that were torn and sewn in a very patchwork fashion. Details such as Leatherface killing and wearing the faces of senior citizens were incorporated into Marantz's earlier designs. Early on in development, the studio fast-tracked development and shot a teaser trailer, with actor and stunt performer Kane Hodder portraying the character, [Note 3] before a director was even hired. Leatherface has been listed by critics [253] and several media publications as one of the greatest horror film villains of all time. The confessions and crimes of serial killer Elmer Wayne Henley, who committed a string of murders under the guidance of rapist and fellow serial killer Dean Corll, were additional points of inspiration while developing both Leatherface and the members of the family; noting Henley's calm demeanor when confessing to his crimes were a sort of "moral schizophrenia" that was later built into Leatherface's character.Explaining that both characters utilized a mask to obscure their identity, referring to both characters as "murderers in whiteface", while also defining both series as being their own visual signature. In the fourth film of the franchise, Henkel wanted to expand upon the reason for the character's various face masks. From his jarring, animal squeals of rage to the shambling gait, he's a monster in man's (and occasionally women's) clothing. He has been credited as one of the most influential characters of the slasher genre for inspiring the stereotype of the hulking, masked, and silent killer, predating and even influencing horror characters such as Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees. Note 7] Burr surmised that his version of Leatherface was not born mentally impaired, but rather fell victim to an injury which destroyed his ability to think and speak, while also disfiguring his face.

Hansen also visited a special needs school in Austin, observing how the students moved and spoke, in an attempt to find the proper movement and behavior. Movies 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre': Fede Alvarez Confirms the New Movie is a Sequel With "Old Man Leatherface" [Exclusive]". The reason he wore a mask, according to Tobe and Kim, was that the mask really determined his personality. Reflecting on the character's outbursts, Strike felt these moments had contributed to his eventual permanent state as a "rage monster". Originally created by Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel, the concept for the character known as Leatherface first came about while Hooper was working as an assistant film director at the University of Texas at Austin and as a documentary cameraman during the late 1960s.Northstar Comics' four-part series, loosely based on the third film, delved even deeper into the character's psyche while abandoning the concept of Leatherface as a brain-damaged individual. The "Slaughterhouse" mask was intentionally designed to feel distorted and warped from old age; pieces of facial hair were added to the design to make it look and feel distinct, while granules of salt were mixed into the latex to give it a rough and ridged look. Slipknot band member Corey Taylor donned a mask inspired by Leatherface's iconic face mask for the band's 2004 album, " Vol. Bryniarski later reprised his role as Leatherface three years later in the film's prequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), as filmmakers were very impressed with the actor's contribution to the character in the previous entry in the franchise. The story centered on twins Cain and Abel, who are born into the Hewitt family, with their mother wanting her children to escape the family's blood-soaked heritage, bringing her and the twins into conflict with Leatherface and the rest of his family.

Opens a Treasure Chest", where he is briefly seen alongside Jason in the sketch "Jason's Terrible, Horrible, No Good Day". SXSW: Tobe Hooper On Why Audiences Get 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' Better Now Than When It Was First Released". The infamous final scene where Leatherface twirls around in a rage with his chainsaw, referred to as the "Chainsaw Dance", was partially improvised on the day of shooting. Our Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Leatherface fancy dress costumes and costume accessories are fully licensed by New Line Cinema – part of the Time Warner organisation. EastEnders' Star Sam Strike in Talks for Lead in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Prequel 'Leatherface' (Exclusive)".

Hooper argued on the notion in the documentary Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2001), referring to Leatherface as a 'big baby', and someone genuinely frightened of all the new people entering his home to the point of violence, [54] Hooper noted that he intended for Leatherface to be frightened by his own violent acts, stating "what he [Leatherface] does scares the hell out of him. This behavior is displayed at one point when his chainsaw is damaged during an encounter with a potential victim, causing him to suffer an emotional breakdown, which culminates with Leatherface beating his head against a tree as a form of self-punishment. With these five key steps, you're well on your way to crafting a Leatherface costume that will haunt the nightmares of all who encounter you.

Leatherface and most of his family are seemingly killed when a grenade detonates in their hidden lair. Yeagar came up with an awkward and lumbering stride for Leatherface, as he felt that he [Leatherface] was left with a "compromised physicality" from the leg injury he received in the first film. It centers on Leatherface/Jedidiah ( Sam Strike) being institutionalized after his family murdered the daughter of law enforcement officer. Throughout the course of the film, Leatherface (Bryniarski) and his family torture and murder two couples as they drive through Travis County, Texas.To that effect, actor Daniel "Dan" Yeager was hired early on in production for the role of Leatherface. The mask itself greatly impaired the actor's ability to see, as it had eyeholes on the design was too small for Hansen to see through clearly. What would resonate through the decades long after the release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was its most indelible and nightmarish image: a mute, portly psychopath in a slaughterhouse apron, with a thatch of black hair standing up from behind the mask he never takes off, wielding a chainsaw. NECA later debuted an 8-inch retro-style Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Leatherface action figure at Toy Fair 2017. Bryniarski, a huge fan of the original film, learned from producer Michael Bay that the producer was working on the remake after meeting up with him during a party and would adamantly lobbied for the role of Leatherface.

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