Nothing screams Happy Holidays like a kid in a cows head and the roar of a chainsaw and with that in mind – Lionsgate has announced the upcoming release of Leatherface on Blu-ray just in time to put it under the tree.

A press release showed up with all the gory details and you just know – I have to pass all the blood stained goodness on to you.

“The origins of the infamous *Texas Chain Saw Massacre* are finally revealed when *Leatherface *arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD and Digital December 19 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Starring Stephen Dorff as a vengeful Texas sheriff and Lili Taylor as the Sawyer family matriarch, the legendary monster gets his mask after three asylum inmates escape and leave a blood-soaked trail. From French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (*Inside*), the *Leatherface *Blu-ray and DVD are loaded with never-before-seen special features, including deleted scenes, an alternate beginning and alternate ending, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.”

In case you haven’t heard – here’s the tale you’ll gooing to be told:

*OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS*

In Texas, years before the events of the *Texas Chain Saw 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 sheriff’s daughter dead. Ten years later, he kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates. Pursued by authorities, including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, the Sawyer teen goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface.

Dec. 19th is when you can pick this sucker up – like I said, just in time to wrap it and get it under your favorite horror fans tree.  Here are the special features that will be included.

*BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES*

· “Behind the Bloody Mask: Making *Leatherface*” Featurette

· Deleted Scenes

o Alternate Opening

o “Betty”

o “Clothes”

o “The Pit”

o “Trailer Confession”

o Alternate Ending

 

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.

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