After more than fourteen years and grossing $874 million worldwide, one of the most critically acclaimed horror franchise is back, taking the Jigsaw killer’s signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level in “Jigsaw”
Considered as one of the goriest films in Hollywood horror history, the “Saw” franchise which was launched on the big screen in 2004 has become a timeless cult-classic in people’s Halloween must-watch slasher film list, and now it is back on its’ eight installment, making sure that audiences begin to hide and run for their lives all over again.
The newest instalment’s story takes off 10 years after the death of sociopath killer, John Kramer, who is also known as the “Jigsaw Killer” or simply “Jigsaw”. After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement officers find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun.
Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?
In a story by the Daily Mail, Tobin Bell who will be reprising the role of John Kramer/Jigsaw for the 8th time, had only praises for the stellar filming and script of the newest franchise.
“‘I think it’s a good time. And I’d always hoped for as good a script as this one was. It’s a terrifying thrill ride, a different texture to past instalments. I think the producers have done an amazing job continuing to connect the dots from film to film.”
Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, and a new set of all-star casts including, Matt Passmore (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Callum Keith Rennie (“Flashpoint”), Cle Bennett, Mandela Van Peebles (“We the Party”, “Roots”), Laura Vandervoort (“Haven”, “Smallvile”), Britanny Allen (“All my Children”) and Paul Braunstein (“Haven”).
“Jigsaw” cuts in theaters nationwide starting November 1. Produced by Lionsgate films, it is distributed locally by Pioneer Films.