Thugnificent is preparing to release his first album in four years, "Mo Bitches Mo Problems". Riley visits Thugnificent's house to play video games and notices that Thugnificent's home is in total disarray, the landscaping is overgrown with weeds and tall grass. Thugnificent assuages Riley by stating that everything is fine, faking a phone call with Warren Buffet, where he falsely states that he will let him borrow $8 Billion. When Riley turns on the television, he sees the video for 15-year-old rap sensation Sgt. Gutter's "Crank That Artichoke", and begins doing the dance associated with the song. A frustrated Thugnificent then tells Riley about his new album, and plays him some new songs. Riley is dismayed when he hears that every song on the album uses the Auto-Tune effect, but Thugnificent notes that it's the hottest sound.
To combat the city's efforts to flood the dance floor with light, the party-goers hung some sheets and leaned a box spring against a tree to get a little bit of privacy. There was a DJ booth, and some speakers set up on the beach. Behind the rave was an encampment where some people were living in a commune-like setting.
While Saccoccia was not in attendance other Canadian anti-mask figures, like Letitia Montana, the woman who brought the ire of the internet down upon her by posting a video of her refusing to wear a mask at a hospital, were.
The new show follows main character Wednesday Addams, as she navigates her high school years and learns to hone her psychic gifts. The show is turning into a favourite of the year, and one particular scene in the show has become very popular, featuring Wednesday rocking out to the old Goo Goo tune. The video on YouTube showing the dance has reached 5 million views, and fans are starting to crack on to how fantastic the song is outside of the show.
In particular, the song is doing the rounds on TikTok, with die-hard fans attempting to copy the wild dance moves choreographed by Jenna Ortega (who plays Wednesday Addams). The extended cast of the show has also chimed in, with some admitting that it's their favourite scene of the season.
From January to June 1, 2007, WildStorm began publishing a six-issue series titled "Americanivore". Set one year after the events of the 2003 film, Leatherface and his family are hunted by the FBI led by agent Baines who seeks to avenge the death of his niece Pepper. To make matters worse, Leatherface is also being tracked by a television news crew who attempt to capture him on film. The series climaxes in a bloody standoff, leaving most of the news crew and pursuing agents dead, and the sole surviving crew member escaping with Leatherface's chainsaw.[Note 4] A three-issue limited series, titled Raising Cain was published by WildStorm in late 2007. The story would center on twins Cain and Abel, who are born into the Hewitt family, with their mother wanting her children to escape the family's blood-soaked heritage, bringing her and the twins into conflict with Leatherface and the rest of his family. On July 18, 2007, the company released The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: About A Boy, which chronicles Leatherface's journey through adolescence, and what it was like growing up with kids his own age. In Wildstorm's one-shot The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Cut!, Leatherface comes across a group of independent filmmakers, thirty years after the events of the 2003 remake, who are making a documentary about the Hewitt family.
Originally created by Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel, the concept for the character that would later be known as Leatherface first came about while Hooper was working as an assistant film director at the University of Texas at Austin and as a documentary cameraman during the late 1960s. Hooper had grown increasingly disillusioned by what he referred to as the "lack of sentimentality and the brutality of things" witnessing the graphic and dispassionate violence depicted in the news at the time. This led Hooper to believe that "man was the real monster here, just wearing a different face", a belief that he would instill into Leatherface through the character's now iconic face mask. Co-creator Henkel would later state in a 1996 interview that he felt that, by making Leatherface a human being instead of a typical monster, made him more frightening as he would elaborate "the only genuinely frightening thing to people is [other] people". Certain elements for Leatherface were inspired by the crimes of Wisconsin murderer and grave-robber Ed Gein[Note 5] who also inspired other horror films such as Psycho (1960) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). In later interviews Hooper claimed to have heard stories of Gein from relatives who had lived nearby, though Hooper would admit he did not know it was Gein until after the film's release. One detail from Gein crimes that Hooper found particularly disturbing, and a trait that he and his fellow co-writer would instill into the character, was Gein's penchant for crafting and wearing human flesh as masks; a concept that first made its appearance onto the silver screen in Deranged (1974), a film directly inspired by Gein, released eight months prior to Hooper's film. Hooper would also claim in later years of additional inspiration for the face mask was taken from an event which occured during his early years in college. As Hooper recalled, during a Halloween party, a friend whom had been studying pre-med at the time, had arrived at the party wearing the face of a cadaver as a 'joke'. The event left the young director deeply shaken, later confiding to actor William Butler about the event, in which he would not as 'the most disturbing thing I have ever seen'. Confessions and crimes of serial killer Elmer Wayne Henley, who committed a string of murders under the guidance of rapist and fellow serial killer Dean Corll, were additional points of inspiration while developing both Leatherface and the members of the family; noting Henley's calm demeanor when confessing to his crimes were a sort of "moral schizophrenia" that was later built into Leatherface's character. While brainstorming the character's design, both filmmakers felt that Leatherface should be a large, menacing figure whose behavior was like that of a child; with Hooper citing the cartoon character Baby Huey as a major source of inspiration for the character's behavior.
In the 2022 entry in the franchise, producers Fede Álvarez and Rodo Sayagues wanted an older Leatherface similar to Michael Myers in the 2018 version of Halloween. Putting out casting calls for the film, producers described their vision for the character, whom they listed under the name "Kenny", as being a 60 year old man who is characterized as having a "big build". Actor and filmmaker Mark Burnham was later cast as the character due in part to his imposing stature and physicality, which Álvarez felt was a great continuation of the late Hansen's portrayal of the character. The audition process for Burnam particularly lengthy, which the actor recollected that he sent five different audition tapes to the producers before they had him perform an audition for Álvarez. Burnham was told by producers what they wanted in his performance as something that could mirror Hansen's portrayal of the character "if he had played him today". The actor would credit the lengthy casting process as helping him to prepare and understand the character's motivation and rage. The final shot in the film, a homage to the original "chainsaw dance", was shot in a single take. As director David Blue Garcia would recall, "we gave Mark the freedom to cut loose while we improvised around him". At first, the film's cast were intimidated by the 6ft 7in[Note 9] actor's presence, but would fondly remember Bunham as being a kind and generous person in spite of the grueling conditions he had to work through. Burnham himself would reflect on his time as the character as being a challenging but fun experience.
The script for the third film in the franchise called for a more disfigured and disturbed look to Leatherface, with the inplication that the character suffered from syphilis, which had eaten away much of his face. The design for the mask would be done by KNB EFX Group lead by Robert Kurtzman, with assistance from Greg Nicotero. Both artists were given the instruction to create a version of the Leatherface mask that was 'still identifiable as the original mask but with a modern spin on it'. To that effect, the design team would come up with many different sketches and ideas on what they wanted the mask to look like, some discarded concepts included a "war helmet" created from an animal skull, before finally deciding upon a more "errant teenager" look for the character. Production designer Mick Strawn, who assisted in the design process, recalled the original intention of having Leatherface's mask be a "one-piece", with the entire mask having been created from a single human face. This design aspect was quickly abandoned by the effects crew, who felt that it did not work for the character. Other abandoned ideas would include a scene from one of Schow's earlier drafts, depicting Leatherface removing his mask, revealing his noseless and mangled face. The final mask design, which one media outlet opined as one of the character's most disturbing mask designs, would be more graphic than previous versions of the character's face mask, as it was made by one of Leatherface's more recent victims. Design details such as more jigsaw-style patchwork for the stitches, dried blood around the stitches and tears, in addition to a wider opening for the mouth, that exposed the characters cracked lips and crooked teeth. Strawn and Nicotero based the design on the concept of Leatherface's mask, intended as a modernization of the "Killing Mask" in the original film, as something that had been made using different pieces of human skin that were torn and sewn in a very patchwork fashion. The mask was sculpted using latex, using a base mold head cast made from the father of fellow KNB EFX member Howard Berger. 2b1af7f3a8