People rarely ask, “Why?” in horror movies. And they probably should. Some pretty crazy shit goes down at in these types of films, and we normally aren’t exposed to the motives of the killers or villains until far later in the canon.
Better late than never, say the producers of Leatherface, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel that will let us know how a little Leatherboy in 1970’s Texas became a LeatherMAN. And also why he’s running around killing these guys with a chainsaw.
What does this mean for the timeline of the franchise? Nobody could figure that one out. This thing has been spun and sequeled and rebooted so much that the timeline looks like a spider web. Let’s just pretend it’s a standalone prequel, beholden to nothing.