Jigsaw may have won the weekend, but don’t count on a full revival of Saw just yet. Although you’d think audiences would be flocking to the theater for a few pre-holiday thrills, this Halloween weekend was incredibly weak overall. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! and Geostorm round out the top three at the box office, but low grosses make these “wins” feel more like consolation prizes just for showing up.
Jigsaw’s back, y’all. It’s been several years (seven, to be exact), but everyone’s favorite death-contraption-loving maniac has returned — well, sort of, anyway. The first trailer for the latest installment in the Saw franchise has arrived, promising to reclaim Halloween with another round of gory puzzles, a host of fresh victims, and plenty of those classic convoluted plot twists. Let the games begin?
You know that person you were friends with on college who went vegan for like a month and wouldn’t shut up about it, so you started wishing they would just up and drown in their acai bowl? Well, with the upcoming Jigsaw, you might actually get your wish — at least, if the first image from the film is any indication.
The thing about scary villains who use creepy puppets of themselves to communicate with their victims is that, at the end of the day, there really could be anyone behind that distorted voice. The Jigsaw of the Saw franchise is known by everyone at this point to be a man suffering from terminal cancer who just wants the people around him to appreciate their lives a little more. Also, he’s dead. He died at the end of Saw III and has been seen only in flashbacks ever since. But as he now has a band of followers to carry on his legacy, it looks like the mantle has been taken up by another for the latest film in the series, Jigsaw.