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Texas Chainsaw 3D ripped up theaters recently in a sequel to the notorious 1974 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which terrified audiences with it's unrelenting gore and disturbing premise.

Conceptual artist Jerad S. Marantz recently shared three variations of Leatherface's mask design for the remake. Known for character and creature design in movies like The Green Lantern and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Marantz was tasked with bringing the brutal antagonist of the gory flick to a desensitized 2012 audience. Check out the different variants of Leatherface that could have been:

(via Jerad S Marantz's blog)

Love the old man mask idea, it's creepy as hell.

As those of you who have seen the Texas Chainsaw 3D will know, the final design didn't stray far from the original design, whereas his other concepts are surprisingly different. Did you like the re-vamped version of Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw 3D, or would you have preferred something a little more distanced from the original face?

An effort was made to provide some character definition for Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw 3D, which was probably a mistake. He's much scarier as a cipher and masks like this just prove my point.

Did you catch Texas Chainsaw 3D at the box office? Will you be checking in for another dose of the masked antagonist with the anticipated sequel? Drop us your thoughts on the subject below.



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