Proving that you can’t keep a good horror franchise down, the brutal and gory world of Saw returned to our screens last Halloween with the long-awaited Jigsaw.
After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement finds 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?
Produced on a modest budget of $10 million, Jigsaw managed an impressive $102 million at the worldwide box office. After a seven-year rest, it seems as though audiences are still hungry for more elaborate traps and stomach-turning gore. I’ll be the first to admit that the last three or four Saw sequels were treading water and only served on muddle the timeline of established events. Be that as it may, all the Saw movies should be applauded for their commitment to hardcore horror.
Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig who helmed the sorely underrated time-travel-mind-fuck Predestination, Jigsaw offers a fresh spin on the franchise without hitting the reboot button. Featuring some of the most intricate and inventive traps yet, Jigsaw is a bold reinvention of the blockbuster horror series that will delight fans of the franchise. I say delight, but I mean shock, after all, that’s what fans of this iconic franchise are expecting.
Based on the success of Jigsaw, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more of Billy The Puppet and his super creepy tricycle.Starring Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Laura Vandervoort, and Tobin Bell, Jigsaw is released on Digital Download 19th February and DVD, Blu-ray, 4k, Steelbook & Box-set 26th February.