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Merrick here...
The admittedly interesting poster for SAW VI was revealed only a day or two ago (see it HERE)...and the film itself won't see release until October...but The Powers That Be are already ramping up for even more franchised gnarlage: SAW VII.
David Hackl -- production designer of the second, third and fourth films and helmer of "Saw V" -- has been tapped to direct. Mark Burg and Oren Koules, who have produced all six of the "Saw" pics, are back as producers. And scribes Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, who penned the fourth, fifth and sixth films, are writing the seventh.
...says Variety HERE. Seems like eyeball fucking might (literally) make its way into some franchise, no? Why not SAW?

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  • July 24, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    On what installment, does this franchise goes direct to DVD?

    by ackack

    9? 8?

  • July 24, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST


    by tolomey

    Although, this must hold some sort of record for the most sequels in the shortest time. Well, as far as western films go, (God knows how many Godzilla films Toho cranked out in the 70's and 80's)

  • July 24, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    yay. just what we need

    by beefywhore

  • July 24, 2009, 12:09 a.m. CST

    What the hell

    by imagin78

    They might as well just keep going. I want to see Saw L before I die...from watching Saw L.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:09 a.m. CST

    still no HOUSE OF THE WOLF MAN here at AICN

    by nijamanner

  • July 24, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ

    by Kief_Ledger

    Do these movies still have huge opening weekends? I'm not asking sarcastically, I honestly want to know.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    These movies certainly are...

    by MajorFrontbum

    ...a load of shit aimed at a brain dead audience. When will Hollywood start making real movies, clever movies? The answer is, NEVER!

  • July 24, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    I SAW this coming

    by StarchildAD


  • July 24, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I didn't SAW this coming...

    by Banzai Rootskibango


  • July 24, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Saw VII, Audiences 0

    by Handcannon

  • July 24, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Audiences 0? SAW has a huge audience base!!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    The last one made $56 million domestic.<BR><BR> SAW 1, 2 and 4 were AWESOME.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    thank god for this talkback

    by Larry of Arabia

    I was wondering when I could log on to AICN and register my complete indifference.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Every SAW movie I saw in the theater was PACKED opening night.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    And the audience seems to be knowledgeable about the series.<BR><BR> I love walking into SAW 5 after SAW 4...its awesome. It's like the 80s when you had those horror sequels every single yr. Its cool.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Oh, for fu...

    by Kobaal

    This is getting ridiculous. I saw (argh) a part of what I believe was the second one on TV once, it looked like boring shit.<p> Still, credit to the producers, they have made a motza out of warmed-over derivative crap.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST

    I hope they diversify the "players" in the upcoming movies.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I think one of the criticisms about the last one (and I think teh one before), was the multiple characters looked too much alike. And people acted similarly too. <BR><BR> I hope for a SAW episode where the characters are super ridiculously diverse in terms of look and personality (but nevertheless everyday relatable people).<BR><BR> What I always wanted to see was an MMA fighter character in there. In these horror movies the characters seem to helpless against the monster, screaming like little kids. What would happen if a huge guy who knew how to fight (and was smart) was in the movie? I wanna see a UFC fighter against the horror bad guy.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    If you're interested in this movie

    by Cujo_Fugate

    you're the lowest common denominator.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Saw needs their next film to shift its look.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    The grungy music video look is growing stale rapidly, shift the setting, the design and restrain the style and you have something I might see. Probably not though.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    They do have huge opening weekends

    by Larry of Arabia

    But the law of diminishing returns is starting to set in. The 10 million dollar investment is good for about 30 million opening weekend so good for Lion's Gate I guess.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Stop promoting this shit please!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    The people that want to see this shit can find it.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    With SAW its all about those clever mechanical devices.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I have to admit, in the last movie, the mechanical devices were not as creative as earlier installments (partially I think because of the storyline). I think they need to get a bunch of fans/college kids in a room and brainstorm some amazing new ideas!<BR><BR> I agree that a shift in look fo the film could be good. I think they did, sort of, for the last I remember it looked more brownish, as opposed to the blueish of the first one(I think).

  • July 24, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    The SAW franchise is the MEET THE SPARTANS

    by PixarsSUP

    of the horror genre.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Never seen a SAW flick yet...

    by wash

    ...and as time goes on it's becoming more and more a source of pride.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:04 a.m. CST

    I dont get the hate on SAW.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    It's an awesome horror flick series about characters thrown together and trying to escape mechanical devices. <BR> I think it's neat.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:08 a.m. CST

    I don't love them, but I don't hate them either

    by Super Rabbi

    I'd rather watch a new Saw movie than another wretched remake anyways. At least they're attempting to make something new instead of retreading old ideas.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    I hope SAW writers really ponder everyday fears.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    They've done water.<BR> They've done needles. <BR> They've done blades. (much)<BR> <BR><BR> I hope they really get into everyday fears...such as heights, and bugs... <BR><BR> I also hope they think some some really twisted and memorable movie scenes. How about a character in a giant blender? Or (the old jr high joke) a character falling a great distance with a broomstick between his legs....WAH HAHAHAHAHA!

  • July 24, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    An indisputable mathematical equation

    by Henry Fool

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  • July 24, 2009, 1:14 a.m. CST

    I liked SAW II....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    One of my favorite ones...the one in the house, right?

  • July 24, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Isn't SAW just a more bloody version of FInal Destination?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 24, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Not really...imo

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    In SAW, the characters have a choice. They are given instructions on how to get out of the mechanical device.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Come On! Its Become A Tradition!

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    Every Halloween. A New SAW. Its not like theres better shit out

  • July 24, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    What is the series even about anymore?

    by andrew coleman

    Saw the first one and the second... Decided that was enough and now 7 is coming. Isn't the main baddie dead? Is it a new baddie doing the same shit? Pretty lame. Might as well just make it up to Saw 10 but in that one the baddie not only has traps set up but Vason Vorhees and Michael are in there with them. Saw vs. Michael vs. Jason. Or have Ash face off with jigsaw or whoever the fuck the bad guy is now.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Don't you love grand complex schemes

    by Sepulchrave

    that were never dreamed of when the original micro-sleeper was made, but have been cobbled together backwards by cocaine-fuelled script-doctors? I turned off Saw IV after the autopsy, I was so bored.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    I'm surprised Jigsaw hasn't addressed MORBID OBESITY...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I always thought that was a super obvious one. A mechanical device for this super duper fat guy that is disturbingly funny. <BR><BR> Like a room in the movie where the only exit is through a standard sized door that the fat character can no longer fit though...except the door edges are filled with sharp blades, and the pathway to the door is a treadmill going the opposite direction...<BR><BR> So the character has to literally run at the door, then squeeze his way through... <BR>WAH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

  • July 24, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    In SAW VII:

    by Logan_1973

    Jigsaw starts giving health benefits to the 49 employees working for him...

  • July 24, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns

    by starlesswinter7

    That's hilarious! HAHAHAHAHAHA.

  • July 24, 2009, 2 a.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

    A lot of asswipes have made comparisons between the Saw movies and the Friday the 13th flicks just because they both had sequels cranked out on a yearly basis, well, that is where the comparison ENDS! I watched Saw 1, 2 and my interest faded with part 3. We are now at part 6, part 7 has just been announced and I don’t give one shit. At least the Friday the 13th movies had the simple pleasures of watching horny, naked teens getting killed in whatever ways the make-up effects guys could come up with.<br> <br>Maybe I’m just an old fucker now but these Saw movies do nothing for me and have absolutely none of the grubby charm that the F13th series did. It also doesn’t help every Saw movie has that annoying acid green/rust colored cinematography that we see in every fucking music video these days. There’s also no suspense as we know that no matter what the lead characters do to get out of their situation, they’ll end up getting killed in the end as yet another twist come out of nowhere to restart the game.<br> <br>I have a copy of Crystal Lake Memories sitting on my shelf and I doubt that 25 years from now that anyone will feel an overwhelming urge to write a book about the Saw franchise nor would many people care to buy one.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns, THIS IS NOT LIKE THE FUCKING 80’S!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

    In 80’s the used to make GOOD SEQUELS like Friday the 13th 2,4,6,7, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 and 4, Evil Dead 2, Hellraiser 2, Phantasm 2, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Halloween 4. The Saw sequels are fucking trash of the lowest order (and I’m saying that as a HUGE fan of The Corpse Grinders!!!) made for the moronic mallrats of today who love seeing people being tortured but would start getting restless watching a suspense sequence. I can’t believe the Horror genre has fallen so low that I’m holding up the Friday the 13th films as quality Horror entertainment but even as simple as they were they look like fucking Shakespeare in comparison to these charmless Saw films.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    SAW: a movie for idiots.

    by BMacSmith

    no, i dont respect you.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST


    by xalener

  • July 24, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST


    by xalener

    FUCKING WHY?????

  • July 24, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    When can we expect JIGSAW IN SPACE?

    by ShabbyBlue

    Saw 10 I assume?

  • July 24, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Dude, in fifth movie, it wasnt even Jason...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    And remember Jason takes Manhattan?<BR><BR> Though SAW V is not the best one, I'd take it over either of those.<BR><BR> There was also a movie where it wasnt even Michael Myers. <BR><BR> At least the SAW movies have a continuing storyline. In the later movies, with Jason, he was getten awakened by a surge of electricity underwater or some other way, then went on to fight teenagers mostly new to the series.<BR><BR> Dont get me wrong, I grew up on horror movies and like many of them, but I dont believe 80s slashers are THAT superior to SAW....

  • July 24, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST


    by Triple_J_72


  • July 24, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Fuck the haters! SAW rocks!!!

    by brisco1138

    Hmmm, what to watch... A brand new remake of an old horror franchise that takes the same ideas and makes them shiny, or a continuing saga that adds to its overall story? I'll take SAW, thank you... TEXAS CHAINSAW was rebooted with a prequel and is done. F13 will have a sequel and will be done. Zombie's Halloween will end with part 2. Elm Street will probably get a sequel based on the opening weekend and will then fold. At least SAW has an ongoing story (which will probably be remade in 4 years)... But here's the question: Can a SAW sequel and a SAW remake survive in the same place at the same time? If they occupy the same theater, will the world explode?

  • July 24, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    legally blondes? WTF

    by CapnJake

    seriously why is there a ad for Legally Blondes on this site, what exactly is cool about that.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    please tell me why...

    by Quartermass-87

    idiots spend soooo much time on here talkin' shit and writing massive posts about a series of films they clearly hate? I mean I don't post shit about shit I don't even like why would I waste my time. I would rather like what I like instead of trying to make myself feel better by trashing shit other people like. Just accept it some people like Saw so people don't and thats that....don't gotta insult and call people names and shit...well you do if you have no life and are insecure and can only feel good talking shit on some AIC talkback. Oh and I guess you have to talk shit about Saw since you need something to do in between masturbating over your old BSG dvds and Harry Potter and LOTR and stuff....LOL. Geeks.

  • July 24, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns, F13TH PART 6 AND 7 WERE GOOD...

    by CarlThorMark1978

    I agree that parts 5 and 8 sucked but out of the first 8 movies I'd say that 1,4 and 6 were the best, 2 and 7 were not as great but still good and I'd sure as fuck take parts 5 and 8 against any of the Saw movies. The Halloween movie without Michael Meyers was part 3 and that was still better then any of the Saw flicks. Continuity? I think the word you were looking for was “contrived” as these movies desperately try to twist everything into having a connection to Jigsaw in one way or the other not to mention that the guys whole image is badly designed. He’s a cancer patient who dresses like a Druid Monk and has a stupid fucking puppet on a bicycle!?! The whole series is a rip off of Se7en which reached levels of perfection that the Saw movies couldn’t possibly hope to achieve and while the Friday the 13th movies were highly derivative, they stand well on their own against other slasher franchises.

  • July 24, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns, let me get this straight...

    by RabidDogma

    ...your argument for the Saw movies is that they have a CONTINUING STORYLINE? When did that become the criteria for a quality franchise? "Well...I don't know about this Saw thing. Each movie has enough plot holes to sink a battleship and the acting makes my high school's production of Hamlet look like, well, Shakespeare. Wait, wait. You mean the story (as ridiculous and unbelievable as it is) is continuous? SIGN ME UP!" Dur.

  • July 24, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Saw XI cross over with Police Academy XI

    by lochkray

    Both have a continuing storyline, sorta. And who wouldn't want to watch Steve Guttenburg tortured?

  • July 24, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    I hear you Gibson

    by OptimusCrime

    I've gone to every one of these things in theaters, and walked out more or less happy every time. I'm there for Pt. 6 for sure, and 7 as well if 6 doesn't suck. Lowest common denominator, eh? Fuck math, you self righteous pricks.

  • July 24, 2009, 3:34 a.m. CST

    At least SAW V still TRIED to be serious....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    It wasn't in space, you didn't have young girls with X-Men like powers, or Busta Rhymes. <BR><BR> I grew up on 80s slashers and respect them. I am not bashing them. But the truth is, in the later movies I was no longer seeing them as horror movies, but action/comedies.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:49 a.m. CST


    by FlandersBum

    That's not what a victim screams during one of these movies, that's the first though that entered everyone's head when they heard the news that there would be yet another Saw movie.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Real fun in France

    by Georges Bouche

    in France, we've been waiting Saw VI just for the fun of the title. saying Saw VI in french give "saucisse", (sausage); it's gonna be tough to take that movie seriously. (once more, yes.)

  • July 24, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST

    SAW could be good

    by David Cloverfield

    but Jigsaw's motivations are all messed up. I mean, didn't he try to cure a cop from "trying to save people all the time" in one of these. What?

  • July 24, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST

    As shitty as those films are...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...the "Saw" theme is damn nice. Probably the only good horror theme since all the synth classics of the 80s.

  • July 24, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST

    You remember "Ass" in "Idiocracy"?

    by V'Shael

    Well, I think Mike Judge was being kind. It's not "Ass" that would be packing them in. It's torture porn. No plot. Just footage of people being tortured and killed in manic Saw-like ways. <p> And an audience of hysterical fucktards laughing their obese asses off, drinking cup-cakes-in-a-cup.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    A guilty pleasure, except number V

    by belasco_house

    With that exception, they've always been slightly better than I expect from trashy exploitation horror

  • July 24, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    What no prequel or reboot?

    by Diagnostic

    These guys have guts.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST


    by ricarleite2

    Make Danny Glover survive unharmed.

  • July 24, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Now featured on the Who Give's a Frack Channel

    by Comfort_Girl

  • July 24, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Saw theme however is awesome

    by David Cloverfield

    it makes the movie. People are just sitting in to listen to it again and again.

  • July 24, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    I can deal with the Gore.

    by cookylamoo

    It's the long, boring pseudo-Nitchiean speeches in these films that make me puke.

  • July 24, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Complex story with long story arcs, or remakes?

    by fireclown

    Saw is a rare thing: something smart disguised as something dumber than owl crap. On the surface we have the torture porn that we all love to hate. Below that we have the story of John, a deranged but ernest advocae of tough love. Along the way we have the multi film story arc of Amanda, who we find was framed, went to prison, picked up a heroin habit while in prison, was made the target of a horrible plan by said John, came to idolize her abductor and become his disciple, had the opportunity to exact revenge upon the policeman who set her up in the first place, failed miserably to live up to her father figure/mentors expectations, was tested by the mentor and ultimately killed. Lot of story there, and it isn't the only one. <p> screw you haters. This is one of the smarter, more thoughtful series out there, and I'm there opening night. As usual.

  • July 24, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Gotta give those emo kids something 'til the next Twilight.

    by Knuckleduster

    At least it keeps them out of the other theatres.

  • July 24, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Saw isn't a Horror movie. It's a Gore movie

    by Dhaemon

    Big Difference. <Br> It's the same fanbase that loved <br> Makes me sick.

  • July 24, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST


    by Damned if I can login

    Not that I hate it or love it one way or the other...just never interested me enough to expend the time. A quick read of the stories on Wikipedia did it for me. Same for Blair Witch, Cloverfield, etc...<p>My wife did force me to watch One Hour Photo with her, though. Geez, of all the films I should've wikified...I want my 2 hours back...

  • July 24, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    i saw hostile

    by StonedWriter88

    seriously i was just outside and these people were being mean to each other. oh yeah, and i watched the movies saw and hostel. not movies, excuses for weird torture and violence. which a lot of kids are into i guess. lol @world peace. i remember when the first saw came out on dvd my friend got it, i thought it looked bad but watched it. the funniest part was when the guy used the shirt as a tourniquet, instead of using it to grab the phone. pretty much sums up all of the writing for all saw movies. they're too busy thinking about how to make things violent and darkly dramatic to actually spend any time at all on making a movie that makes sense. the only reason a person would like saw is if they enjoy tortue and or violence. or even worse, they want to act like they do to seem, what do the kids call it, badass. tony jaa is badass. saw is just...creepy lame. seriously, "i cant wait to see what new ways people are tied up about to be tortued and die in this movie!" is not cool to me. lots of people are violent, i understand. but tortue is just...creepy to me. unnecesary. if something needs to die, kill it. thats my two cents.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    What a minute... SAW 7?

    by ED2D2

    When the hell did SAW 6 come out? I thought 5 was the last one. This is damn confusing...

  • July 24, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Saw franchise made over 700 million worldwide,

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    There gonna milk this sucker til' the well run dry. Wouldn't you? <p> Wow....Aintitcool is a day late and a dollar short on this one. <p> Nuke the fridge posted this yesterday.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    I kinda enjoyed the original


    But I've never had any inclination to see any of the numerous sequels. <p> But at least they haven't resorted to calling these movies things like 'Saw: Redemption' or 'The Saw'.... yet.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    ED2D2 is correct. This is for Saw 6.

    by fireclown

    Or they could pull a slick move and have two sequential movies occur at the same time. /yes. I know.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Saw V

    by Series7

    Was better then saw III and IV. I like it. What was the last horror francise? And the saw movies are better then the later Halloween and Jason movies.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    You bunch of Puritan hypocrites

    by spud mcspud

    It is what it is: SAW is a fun gory franchise for this generation's equivalent of 80s Sam Raimi fans. The films are decptively clever, with inticrate plotting that a lot of critics studiously ignore when they're out to attack the movies. Cary Elwes in SAW aside, they tend to be very well acted; certainly it's the best thing Donnie Wahlberg (a better actor than I thought he'd be) has ever done. And the kills are more inventive than anything Platinum Dunes would come up with in the next three decades. Honestly, as an 80s gorehound myself, I have to say...<P> WHAT THE FUCK ISN'T THERE TO LIKE?!?<p> I think bitching about SAW illustrates one of the most negative things about the AICN TB community: some people just love to bitch for the sake of bitching. The SAW movies are the only movies that bother to actually make their movies interesting and complex as well as gory and gnarly. WHY IS THAT A BAD THING?!?!?<P> Fucking Puritans. It ain't Shakespeare, so stop expecting it to be, and enjoy the grisly kills. Have some pizza and a beer, and get stuck in. Jeeeeez...

  • July 24, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST


    by turketron_2

    Shit, I stopped after Saw III, haven't seen any of the others. I know they killed Jigsaw in III, and have no idea how the motherfucker is still fucking with people 3+ movies later. The first one was awesome, and hell, it had fucking Benjamin Linus and Danny Glover in it (sadly, I don't think any dick blood was spilled onscreen). Hopefully we get a space setting for this series, you could come up with some crazy shit to kill people. Also, lasers of some sort...

  • July 24, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    wow. SAW 7.

    by dopepope

    What's next? SAW 8? C'mon now.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Shit, I'm there. JASON X was one of the best F13 sequels ever, and fuck the haters who disagree.<P> I'll watch it. Why not?

  • July 24, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Why are these considered horror movies?

    by IndyCollector

    They aren't scary or have a horror movie vibe to them. Thrillers, sure. Horror movies, no. A shitload of gore doesn't make a horror movie.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Worst horror franchise of all time

    by RobFromBackEast

    To hit theatres, anyway. I'd sit through the whole fucking slew of Platinum Dunes remakes ahead of this shit. Utter garbage.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Why do people keep seeing these?

    by Sithdan

    What are they trying to do, break the Sleep Away Camp record for most unwanted sequels?

  • July 24, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    SAW came out 5 years ago...

    by Six Demon Bag

    why are they driving this into the ground so fast?<P>BTW..havent seen any of them.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Worst Sithdan....I think they're going for....

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Either Puppet Master's record or Hellraisers,

  • July 24, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST


    by HoboCode

  • July 24, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    I have already SAW enough of this crap!

    by Bastardinabasket


  • July 24, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Only SAW the first one...


    and if they get progressively worse from there, as most sequels like these do? Wow the rest must be pretty bad. I would rather sit through Jason goes to Hell than any Saw movie.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    SAW may be trying to catch up to the number of BOND films

    by MrMysteryGuest

    in a really short amount of time!

  • July 24, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    I've only seen the first 4 films, but these are definitely more interesting than most whitebread, forgettable films that cost millions of dollars to make, lose money, and then disappear into the ether. <br> <br> I believe it was Takashi Miike who said that if a film had at least one memorable sequence, it was worth making. By that standard, SAW makes the cut - each film gives you at least a few nice setpieces and "HOLY SHIT!" twists. I'd say this series stacks up favorably with the major horror franchises of the past 30 years. <br> <br> Sure, it's an extremely contrived and goofy scenario, and there are a lot of people I'd never recommend watch these films, but on the whole I'd rather see a new SAW movie than at least half of the new flicks out during a given year.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    At least the F13th movies...


    makers realized how ridiculous it was getting and practically became self-parody as someone said above. The Saw movies seem like they are still taking themselves way too seriously. Nothing could be worse than most of these recent Horror remakes, but I still pass on Saw.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    SAW = Kidz Bop version of Se7en

    by ebonic_plague

  • July 24, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    And yet.. Paranormal Activity still hasn't seen the light of day

    by thound007

    Fucking shameful.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by Sailor Rip

    I agree about Jason X. It was fun, campy, and had some of the best kills in the series(girl getting her face frozen and then Jason just smashes it into a table ledge). Plus it had, albeit briefly, the man David Cronenberg in it.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I still haven't seen Saw 2

    by kafka07

    and fuck it I never will. This franchise is garbage.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Wasn't their some

    by Series7

    Reality VH1 show about becoming the next Saw girl?

  • July 24, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by Cujo_Fugate

    I love how you argue that Saw fucking SEVEN adds to the story of a SAGA... Very beautiful. I picture you sitting in the crowd at Straight Dave's Man-Slamming Maxout.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I haven't seen any of these movies. Is there a saw in

    by Stabby

    every movie?

  • July 24, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    will Jigsaw kill Aeris in Saw VII?

    by The Amazing G

  • July 24, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    No an actual Saw

    by Series7

    Is only important in the first one.

  • July 24, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    The SAW series is looking more and more

    by skimn

    like its filmed with shit smeared on the lens and developed in a cesspool. And GibsonUSA, enjoy the series all you like fella, but you're pretty much a lone voice in this TB.

  • July 24, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    To Saw's credit

    by Series7

    Its not a fucking remake of a Asian horror movie and its not a reboot. You don't get that much these days.

  • July 24, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    This sicko-fuck franchise ain't dead?

    by Lamerz

    What a bunch of fucking tools that watch this bullshit. Fucking lowlifes.

  • July 24, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Series 7 you're correct to a point

    by skimn

    It's not those things, just the same thing over and over. The first at least was original. From there on tho...

  • July 24, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Really? do we need yet another saw?

    by cykes_revenge

  • July 24, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Wow. People are pretty close-minded about the SAW movies

    by TiVo1138

    They're disposable, yes. But they're fun. <br><br> I'd equate them to Agatha Christie novels combined with torture porn. Although SAW never takes it as far as, say, the Hostel flicks. Those are just gratuitous and dumb. <br><br> SAW is much higher quality, both in production design and in the writing (not in the acting so much), than both the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises back in the '80s.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Still no 'Survival of the Dead' news, eh?

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Roomero's latest is ramping up towards production, has a new title, is casting and yet we have no news from AICN a site that purports to support Romero. However Saw 7 get merely greenlit and gets and article? WTF? Fuck Saw, and fuck anyone on here in the talkbacks pretending there is 'deeper' writing to Saw. Ludicrous. Any attempt at characterisation (as in the role of Amanda) is lost by the drive of the producers to satisfy the inbred numbnuts looking for the next over the top killing to drool over. The Friday the 13th series was thoughtful, insightful and intelligent drama compared to this dreck.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Somebody made a point in a talkback months ago that if Chris Nolan ever adapted the Riddler for his non-campy version of Batman, any scheme he concocted would probably come off as something out of SAW. <br> <br> And to be honest, I think Nolan already went into elaborate SAW-style cruel death-trap games using the Joker. The differences are the gore and the Joker's motivation, which seemed to be anarchy rather than some kind of weird lesson in self-empowerment.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST


    by WT

    I appreciate there is an audience for this, but films like this and Hostel have a worrying subtext for me, this idea of torture as some kind of release. OK arguably this has often been what horror was about, but I think Saw takes the idea and runs with scissors. The sad fact is horrors like this are cheap and give massive returns. I'm not even that big a fan of the original!

  • July 24, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    (-_- ) *sigh*

    by 1n3br14t3d

    They should have stopped after the first movie. Or have a sequel with an entirely different "Jigsaw." At this point, the whole thing just seems redundant.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    I found the torture scene in Saw

    by Series7

    much more worse and cringe inducing then Hostal. Those movies were laughable stupid and silly. The gore was like a step below Troma. <P> For instance, in 3 when she's drilling into the Jigsaw's skull, just the sound of the drill bit as it touches the skull, creepy as shit. And the guy drowning to death in rotting pig was pretty gross. <P> Also you gotta give it to Saw one's sound track, the big reveal song is now in like every single trailer. Its slowly becoming the Requiem For a Dream thing, now we just need a rapper to re-mix it. The latest trailer using it is The Box.

  • July 24, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Phantasm REBOOT instead of this shit

    by PinkFloyd7

    Really, do we need another "Saw"? The story was over when Jigsaw died in part 3. Everything after that has been lame.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by rogueleader66

    I really enjoyed Saw, watched about half of the second, liked it, but never watched anything after that. Cannot figure out why, I enjoyed all of what I did see, so why haven't I made the effort to see the entire series? Weird.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by dulbeat

    Stop making these movies, just stop.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    SAW VII:

    by th3480

    "The Sawening" Can't wait to see it!

  • July 24, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Thound007 - DAMN RIGHT!

    by spud mcspud

    If there's one movie I want to see more than any other right now, it's PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. I've not heard a single ngative word about it - everyone's trumpeting it to be this generation's THE EXORCIST, and every festival screening it gets ends in audiences absolutely fucking traumatised by it. AND STILL IT ISN'T FUCKING RELEASED.<P> There is no justice in the world of horror movies.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    The number of SAWs doesnt bug me

    by Adelai Niska

    I haven't seen some of them (which ones, I don't know) but we should all recall that Jason got to kill for a good 10-12 years before he slowed down much

  • July 24, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Screw you all

    by Meathook

    You are all losers. Saw is awesome, and the best horror franchise in YEARS. The old Universal horror movies were crap, the '70s horror movies were crap, the '80s horror movies were crap, the '90s horror movies were crap, these movies are crap. . .but they are all fun horror movies to go see every year. If you don't like them, who gives a shit, don't watch them. If you want to make a 'good' movie, write one, film one and get it released into theaters and I'd be more than happy to see it. Otherwise, fuck off.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    They should have kept Jigsaw as the girl...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I loved SAW I and II, they were awesome...they should have kept Jugsaw as the SAW V she should have still been around. <BR><BR> I don't know about this new was more interesting seeing it as a girl.

  • July 25, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    And let us no longer discuss DGDB

    by OptimusCrime

    He made his mark here, but he is "retired". Its bad enough that we have to endure his imitators. "EDGAR_WRIGHTS_PROLAPSEDANDUS", I'm talking to you.

  • July 25, 2009, 3:09 a.m. CST

    They should have kept the original ending of saw IV

    by The_Ritty

    and ended it there. Then taken a break...SawV was like Batman & Robin. I love I & IV, II is good and the director's cut (not extended) version of III is alot better than the theatrical(the ending works so much better)...but V, that movie has no reason to exist...we got nothing out of it except 2 cool flashbacks... I'd love to see all these filsm reedited chrono some day...

  • July 25, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST

    They didnt keep the most interesting character in SAW V...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    The most interesting character in SAW V was that big caucasian guy who was trapped with the other characters.<BR><BR> He had strong personality, and I was more interested in him than either the cop, the current Jigsaw, or the other characters. But he couldn't get past the second level.<BR><BR> Again, I would like to see an extremely clever MMA fighter in SAW...see him take on the bad guy and even find some ways out of the devices.

  • July 25, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    remember in the anime Lucky Star...

    by The Amazing G

    some of the cute anime girls go and see Saw 3, I lol'd at that part

  • July 25, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN


  • July 25, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russel already did it

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

  • July 25, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Saw XVIII...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    coming Halloween 2012! ...Give me a fucking break.

  • July 25, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    The reasons why Saw...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    got lame should be more than obvious. The fact that it's only 5 years old and they have that many movies. Jigsaw is dead time to move on. Here's an idea why not create another franchise similiar to Saw? Dur Dur Dur.

  • July 27, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    I'm with Meathook

    by fastcars

    Y'all are being way more lame than a sixth sequel to SAW. Although I'm concerned that the series will run out of ways to shoehorn Tobin Bell, and once Tobin Bell isn't it, the series will die until it's remade.