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Horror-scopes: Leatherface, Virgo or nutcase?

Are there hidden depths to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre star?

It would be lazy to make Leatherface’s ‘analysis’ (yes, analysis) focus on the fact that he - a Virgo - kills virgins, but that’s just a nuance of horror films.

We could look at the way he’s a perfectionist, making sure each slice is as painful as possible, how years of practise with his trusty chainsaw have allowed him the strength and skill to carve through human flesh and bone with minimal effort, like a hot knife through butter.

Another angle could be how he’s industrious, he always finishes any task given to him, and hates loose ends - unless they’re tendons and veins dangling from a severed limb or sawn-off torso.