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Soaked in blood and thick with Texas heat, the first official trailer for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel Leatherface has been revealed along with the film's release details.

Exclusively debuted by Bloody Disgusting, the Leatherface trailer can be viewed below ahead of its September 21st premiere on DirecTV, which will be followed by a limited theatrical and full VOD release by Lionsgate on October 20th.

Directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (2007's Inside, aka À l'intérieur), Leatherface stars Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor, Vanessa Grasse, Stephen Dorff (looking to go full vengeance mode à la Dennis Hopper in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2), and Lili Taylor as Verna Sawyer.

Here's the official plot (via Bloody Disgusting): "In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriffs’ daughter dead. Ten years later, he kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with 3 other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, the young Sawyer teen goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster known now as Leatherface."

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