"When we announced that we were doing it, we could not have had worse press from die-hard horror fans," recalls Andrew Form, producer of last fall’s much-ballyhooed TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake. "The reaction was violent. There were a lot of unhappy people out there in the horror world."
"We thought that a lot of people who saw the movie always wondered why he uses a chainsaw," explains Form. "No one really explains it, he just does. We tried to explain a little bit in our version why he wears a mask, but here we’re really going to try to show you how the mask originated, and stuff like that."
"We’re not going back into his childhood," says Form. "You’re not going to see him at the prom—you’d be surprised at some of the ideas we heard. This is still a TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE movie; it’s not going to be a family drama where you see how this kid grew up and all that. It still has to be what our last movie was, which was fun and scary and kind of a ride. We still want to do that."