While the series has taken a beating over the past few years, it showed some promise with its last installment, but even that excitement was curtailed by the franchise showing its age. For whatever reason, the creative forces behind the Saw films have never upped the ante or expanded the world in any way. That might be something fans complain about as forced with other sequels, but heading back into the same dank squalor to hear the old familiar voice on the tape recorder is a little faulty and repetitive.
Fortunately, the new teaser trailer for the seventh installment in the horror series shows some promise that the producers are thinking outside the box by putting someone in it.
If you refuse to blink near the end of the trailer, it seems like a young man is doing battle with a skill saw inside a large box with what appears to be a crowd looking on. Could this mean the film is attacking our reality television, rubber-necking culture?
If that’s the case, there some exciting possibilities for a horror film beloved by a certain group of fans to directly speak to the nature of voyeurism and fascination with violence. There’s some fertile ground there, and at least they are getting out of the basement.
What do you think?