Texas Chainsaw Massacre Netflix ending explained

Ok here’s the ending of Netflix’s dreadful new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film explained

I would rather spend 10 minutes locked in a room with Leatherface than have to watch this film again

Netflix released its hotly anticipated Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Friday, and its fair to say that the reaction has been almost uniformly bad. The requel (a phrase used to describe films that act both as sequels and reboots to their respective franchises) is a soft reboot of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a film that’s one of the most controversial and influential to the horror genre of all time. There’ve been many sequels to Hooper’s original across the 48 years since it premiered, including the 2003 remake – to varying success. But not many of them have plummeted to the kind of boring, mundanity of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) – a vacuous pit of gore and guts that has the kind of heroes you’re hoping and praying are about to be chainsawed into next week. But what happens at the end? Does Leatherface get away with it? Here’s the ending of the new Netflix requel of Texas Chainsaw Massacre explained:

Influencers in pieces

So the general plot, and I say that word extremely loosely, is about the most annoying influencer entrepreneurs you can conceive of waltzing into an old Texan town that they’ve raised money from investors to turn it into some sort of Instagrammable haven. If this was unclear, they’ve also brought a party bus full of Molly-Maes with them. Alas – on arrival, they turf an old woman out of her house and into the arms of the police when they mistakenly think they’ve bought her out of her orphanage. The stress of this kills the old woman, and enrages her hulking brute of a son who is unsurprisingly Leatherface.

“Influencers”. Via Netflix

Leatherface gets his trademark chainsaw and slices, dices and truly obliterates every influencer in sight, as well as Sally Hardesty – the final girl from the original film who is back for revenge after nearly 50 years. This doesn’t work entirely like Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween (2018) however, because the original actress who played Sally is now dead and another is in her shoes. There’s a lot of “I’ve been waiting for revenge for 50 years” chat going on, but nobody knows what she’s been waiting for because Leatherface hasn’t gone anywhere. He was right there, Sally!

The Netflix Texas Chainsaw Massacre ending explained

In the words of Den of Geek, the Netflix Texas Chainsaw Massacre ending is unexplainable. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to give it a good bloody go! After Leatherface has quite literally slaughtered an entire bus full of influencers (in one of the worst parts of the film, the influencers start live streaming the bus massacre and tell the skin wearing killer he’s going to be “cancelled” – how do you say you’re a boomer writing a script about Gen-Z but have no clue about Gen-Z without actually saying it?) he nearly gets killed by Sally, but then he kills her too. They brought back horror’s first proper final girl and killed her in minutes. Great!

Sally Hardesty, allegedly. Via Netflix

This leaves sisters Lila and Melody as our two final girls. They have a showdown and literally smack Leatherface through his head with his own chainsaw, resulting in him falling in a basin of water, and make their escape all smiles. But Leatherface then returns, decapitates Melody and leaves Lila screaming away in a car. In a post show scene, Leatherface returns shambling down to a farmhouse – the house the events of the original movie were set in. And that’s it.

So many issues, so little time. Mostly the fact that Leatherface went to the school of Michael Myers nonsense and is now seemingly unkillable. How a man who would be aged at LEAST 70 is able to massacre about 30 people without any of them having the strength to take him out is beyond me. Violent gorefests are fun, but when they’re illogical to this extreme the fun slips away bit by bit. The Netflix reboot of Texas Chainsaw Massacre aims for Halloween (2018) and Scream (2022), but fails on every count possible – leaving us with a pile of influencer body parts and an ending that needs to be explained. Skip it.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre is unfortunately streaming on Netflix now. For all the latest Netflix news, drops, quizzes and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook. 

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