Good day, horror fans. Hopefully everyone had a safe and scary Halloween, and we’re not going to judge anybody for keeping the celebrations going throughout the weekend. There are a ton of horrors in theaters and on VOD now, including the Saw re-release, the surprisingly coherent ABCs of Death 2, Alexandre Aja’s demonic adaptation Horns, and the Nicole Kidman-starring thriller Before I Go to Sleep. If you can’t find anything to spend some time with in that list, you could always bob for apples in the toilet for a frighteningly fun time.

In smaller news, Saw II director Darren Lynn Bousman is finally getting his long-gestating haunted house thriller Abbatoir made. Alexandre Aja’s The 9th Life of Louis Drax has added actors Oliver Platt and Barbara Hershey, among others, and has started up principal photography. Finally, Friday the 13th Part III fans will be jazzed that FridayThe13thFranchise.com gained access to a slew of photo stills from the original ending of the film, which involved a funky-looking Jason decapitating the final girl survivor Chris - who gets taken away as a lunatic in the final version.

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And now for the most awkward post-puberty adventure you’ll ever see.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel Finds Its Directors
If you’re going to tell a (sort of) new chapter in the story of cinema’s most deranged madman, you’d better get someone as artistically deranged to make it. According to Bloody Disgusting, Millennium Films hired French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo to helm Leatherface, the studio’s upcoming prequel to the Texas Chain Saw Massacre franchise. This flick will head all the way back to Leatherface’s teenage years, when he was presumably killing animals and then making household products out of their carcasses.

Despite only having two films behind them, Maury and Bustillo should be well known to horror fans for their 2007 debut Inside (À l'intérieur), which mixed a dark story with some insanely gruesome effects work. Their second film, 2011’s Livid, showed off the duo’s directing and cinematography skills, though its haunted house ghost story wasn’t extremely compelling. You can catch their amusingly disgusting short X is for Xylophone in ABCs of Death 2, and their most recent feature, the thriller Among the Living, still doesn’t have a U.S. release set. I’m not really feeling a lot of love for Leatherface, as the Chainsaw franchise is pretty horrible outside of Tobe Hooper’s films, but I’m extremely interested to see these French filmmakers’ takes on an American icon.

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