Tobin Bell

Saw Movie Bathroom

“If it’s Halloween, it must be Saw.” That was Lionsgate’s tag line to the Saw franchise for years. It all began in 2004 when then-unknown horror director James Wan delivered a very low-budget but very grisly thriller about a new killer named Jigsaw who didn’t actually kill people… he simply set them up to kill themselves. Fine line, there. The rest was history. Wan went on to direct other iconic horror films, including Insidious and The Conjuring. Star Tobin Bell and his sidekick Billy the Puppet became as recognizable as Jason’s hockey mask. Torture porn (a bit of a misnomer for the earlier, better Saw films) became its own sub-genre. And for nearly a decade, most studio horror movie releases cleared the way for Lionsgate to drop a new sequel in October just before Halloween. However, before it became a full-blown phenomenon, director James Wan sat down with the film’s writer and co-star Leigh Whannell to talk about the original for the DVD release. Now, for the film’s 10th anniversary, it’s time to look back at this new classic and learn.

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This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr celebrated Halloween by dressing up as a slutty nurse and watching the latest Saw movie. Then he dressed up as a slutty lawyer and watched the latest slice of Oscar bait known as Conviction. Now, he’s changed costumes once again to dress up as a slutty schoolgirl to hand out grades to these movies and contemplate whether you all would be better off catching up on the awesome recently Halloween-appropriate Blu-rays releases like The Exorcist, Psycho, Alien Anthology or The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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That is, if you’ve kept up with the series well enough to even recognize the names involved.

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Kevin Carr takes a look at this week’s movie releases, including Saw VI, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Astro Boy and Amelia.

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Fat Guys at the Movies

The Fat Guys cut through Saw VI before taking flight with Amelia and Astro Boy then sinking their teeth into Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant.

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Saw6Review

Back up from the mat and ready to fight again, Saw VI redeems the franchise and puts Jigsaw back on the map for horror fans.

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This Fall, we’re getting yet another installment of the Saw franchise. Now, Tobin Bell is hinting that we may be seeing them as far into the future as 2012.

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Buckle up as the Coroner plays catchup and rampages through reviews of releases he’s recently missed. Also, alliteration!

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The Writers of Saw V (Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton)

A look at the poster for “Saw V” as well as some cast insight into the type of ride we’re in for. Their consensus: terrifying.

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Joe Ngo

Saw IV

Movie Reviews By Joe Ngo on November 1, 2007 | Comments (1)

If it’s Halloween… it must be SAW. Those words definitely ring true this Halloween Season. Unlike Halloween, Saw IV has allowed Jigsaw to rise from the dead and grace us with his delightfully deranged tests and traps during Halloween.

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Kevin Carr

Saw IV

Movie Reviews By Kevin Carr on October 26, 2007 | Comments (6)

Ever since the first Saw cut into the American mainstream in 2004, it has been often imitated but rarely matched. The fourth installment of the series hits the theaters in time for Halloween, making a visit to the theater for more of Jigsaw’s antics a seasonal tradition for me.

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