BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Storytime! I have tried to watch this film on a few occasion, (my poor Netflix account will tell you how far I've gotten through it...not far.). But I had a movie night with a friend this week, passed the remote to them and they chose this one, with no nudging towards horror films from me! Well maybe a little, only a teeny bit though, I promise. They chose this all by themselves, and I am very glad they did. "A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge."
I have always had a love/hate relationship with some of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, I, shockingly, am not a fan of the old ones. The old ones do not do it for me, the newer ones though, I am highly invested in. I tell you why the old ones don't do it for me, and I feel so bad saying it, but I do feel they have aged, gore wise anyway, they are still classics, but I always find I want more in the gore department. The newer films though, tend to give me some of what I want, and Leatherface did not let me down. Someone had been splattered like a pancake within the first ten or so minutes, nice and bloody too. I enjoyed it, my company, not so much. I may have scared them a little with my mad smiling whenever there was blood and gore...
Leatherface is actually fairly clever, it's a slasher film, a prequel, but it does get you thinking. It's about young Leatherface, but the clever thing is, until right at the end, you have no idea which character he is in the film. The film follows some inmates running from the law, and throughout it, you never know which one Leatherface is, and it's pretty damn fun to watch. Most of the characters you follow, at one point or another, lead you to believe they could be young Leatherface, and it is literally only right at the end you are told who he is. I loved it, not only is it a horror film, but you are made to guess the entire way about which character the film is about - it's the simple things in life for me...
I don't really find slasher films scary, so at no point was I scared in this, and I wouldn't really say it was that tense either, a few times but not a lot - didn't lose anything though, the film itself is still highly entertaining. (Did spend a bit of it going "Who is that actor?!", until one of us could be bothered to Google it, FYI, Game of Thrones...).
I liked this a lot more than any of the older classics, I have to admit, and I would happily, happily watch it again. It's just so damn entertaining and gore filled. Give it a chance!
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..