If you’ve seen Texas Chainsaw Massacre, you know that there are some gruesome and lengthy scenes in the film. As much as it horrified us while watching these scenes, these actors and crew members genuinely put in a lot of effort to bring their project to life. They closely watched every detail, from the makeup to the costume, and how the particular set will appear to the body movements.
The movie is 82 minutes long, set 50 years after the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie was premiered. Sarah Yarkin, Elsie Fisher, Jacob Latimore, Moe Dunford, Nell Hudson, and Mark Burnham, who plays the heinous character Leatherface, are among the cast members of David Blue Garcia’s film. And recently, cast members Sarah Yarkin (Melody) and Elsie Fisher (Lila) explained what they went through to get Leatherface’s final death scene on screen.
Lead characters walk us through a climax scene shot by shot
Sarah and Elsie explain the scene shot by shot in a video that lasts 4 minutes and 10 seconds. Elsie begins to describe how her character was struggling in the closing minutes, and Sarah’s character, Melody, steps in to save her.
They both continued to talk about how cold it was and how Lila needed to get out of the water. But Leatherface grabs her leg and drags her away. Elsie then stated that because the scene was long and extremely important, they had to block the actions. Apparently, that was extremely exhausting.
The scenes were choreographed, and Sarah mentioned one scene in particular where they had to do a few retakes. The scene in question was the one where Melody jumped on Leatherface from behind, and because Leatherface was tall, Sarah had to use a couple of juice boxes and a running leap to land on top of him.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre cast member recalls the sewage pipe scene
There’s this scene where everything is a complete mess, and a sewage pipe explodes on Melody. Sarah Yarkin, the actress, remarks that she was covered in poop for the rest of the shoot. Elsie then explained her own difficulties with the super-heavy shotgun used by the character to shoot Leatherface. In several shots, the actress sported a foam one, but they occasionally gave her the real thing. Her muscles were sore because of this.
If you haven’t already, watch the film to find out if Leatherface was able to kill all the main characters or if it was the other way around.