‘If any live through the nightmare, they’ll wish they hadn’t!’
The Sawyer Massacre is a 2022 Canadian fan-made horror film set in the 1960s that serves as another prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Written and directed by Steve Merlo based on characters created by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper.
The FilmCore production stars Jordan O’Neal, Scotty Parkin, Nika Louw, Alicia Jade, Bryley Michael Bell, William Instone, Jordan Fortiz, Olivia Andrade, Josh Skurnik, Patrick Lescarbeau, Jenny de la Fuente, Lexi Graves, Avery Berry, Les Best, Bill Houskeeper, Vitor Parachini, Trish D. Powell and Shawn Alexander Thompson.
On June 30th, 1965, Jimmy’s friends bring him to the Texas countryside to escape city life after a terrible tragedy. In need of supplies for their cabin, they ascend to a nearby gas station where they are directed to find their supplies at an isolated farmhouse but this property is not as it seems. They soon find themselves hunted by a human flesh-eating psychopath with an arsenal of violent tools at his disposal. If any live through the nightmare, they’ll wish they hadn’t…
“The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre achieved everything it needed to with no gore at all, but what’s here in the visceral department is great and doesn’t bog the pace down one bit for what it’s going for. There were a couple of times where I actually did physically cringe as well so just for that alone makes this an experience that every Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan should check out.” Cinema Slayer
“Once the slasher scenes kicks in, we do get some fun moments. So any problems with The Sawyer Massacre? The plot is not really that interesting, and nothing you will remember. I also feel that some of the characters you don´t really care about, and just want to see more kills instead.” Daniel’s Super Sexy Movie Reviews
“On its own, The Sawyer Massacre is a fine tribute to a great legacy… but it also presents an innovative film that charts its own territory. When one considers this accomplishment with its meager budget, its quality boggles the mind. Fantastic performances by Nika Louw and William Instone (Rex) elevate the film beyond the realm of simple fan fiction.” Malevolent Dark
“There are devious delights to be found in how the script explores why these people do the things they do. This is enhanced by the way each of the kills is prolonged, with endless screaming and pleading preceding carnage untold. Scotty Parkin is the standout, his performance as Leatherface is both nuanced and pronounced, the almost childlike commitment to his awful work is a splendor to behold, putting the other principals into the red haze of his wake.” The Movie Sleuth
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Austin, Bartlett, Bastrop, Paige, Taylor and Wharton, Texas
7 March 2022 – 19 March 2022
1 hour 34 minutes