Friday, October 24, 2008

SAW the Blog SAW V Official Reviews

Let me make this short and sweet. SAW V is different, but welcomed. The movie, to put it in the wish words of a fellow moviegoer, is "off the chain". Now let me just say the movie will piss off a lot of movie goers, however as you think back and look at it you start to like it more. Here is the deal: SAW V sets up for SAW VI and is for all intents and purposes a sweet movie, but definite buildup. If you walk away dissapointed remember all the traps, and just plain things that happened. Also realize that there is still a lot to be answered in the NEXT film. It was brutal. It was cool.

David Hackl could have asked more from his actors. I figure the production started and ended earlier for the FX. Thing is some of the acting was really poor. Not enough at important parts to throw you off.

I was also surprised at how fast the movie went by. The ending came too soon. The pacing was a little off. Wise tip: Never have an actor just TELL the audience the twist. Do it in SAW fashion. Reveal it with epic flashbacks. I know it could be lame but that Clouser score just makes the twist feel BETTER.

Don't let the twists dissapoint you. The movie should be appreciated for what it is:

Gruesome Exposition.
A Macabre Second Act. (SAW IV being 1, SAW V being 2, SAW IV being 3)


Also, I found this review by MuffinMcFluffin that is downright true.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Saw Fans Summarized Review of V (No Spoilers)

"Personally, I'd give the film 3 stars or 3.5 stars out of 5. So, pretty good in other words. To compare, I gave Saw I 4 stars, Saw II 3 stars, Saw III 3.5 stars and Saw IV 2 stars. So yeah, I enjoyed it more than Saw II and Saw IV, but the gore was sometimes a little bit too far. If you're a gore fan however, you'll love it.

As for which one I'd compare it to, it probably seems the most like a combo between Saw II and Saw IV (even though I said they were my least favourite lol), but the film overall is kind of its own thing really, seems different to all the ones we've seen so far, not really in a bad way though.

Lastly, the traps turned out really good this year, 100x better than the crud in Saw IV. The group traps are good, particularly the last one, and they keep you really hooked. Seth's trap is also interesting, but I'm pretty sure we all know that Strahm's water box steals the show in coolness "-GoldenEyeRa

Sounds like we are in for a great SAW.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

SAW V Early Fan Reviews


"Saw the movie a few hours ago and I loved it..
out of 10. ill give it a 9 as it wasnt too fast paced like 4, and it had loads more blood which im a big fan of seeing in movies.

The end twist wants you to watch number 6 because SAW is fricken amazing!"

"I love the gore, but im also heavy story driven and i think you cant compare it to 3 and 4 as they are both highly connected. Number 5 just makes it its own in bringing a new chapter the the Jigsaw mystery. " -- Both from roblett on HOJ forums.

"...Well, it was good and bad. Probably a little better than 4, but there's not too much I can explain that hasn't already been shown in the clips. Once again, they revealed WAY too much this year..." -- GoldenEyeRa (a lot of his posts have MAJOR spoilers.)

From what I have been hearing the twist is not AMAZING but the movie is. I'm hearing the film is one of the more fun SAW films and full of fun.

More mini-reviews to come later...

Interviews with Scott Patterson (Strahm) and David Hackl

Scott Patterson:

David Hackl:

The have some mild spoilers but nothing to bad. Nothing to so WITH the ending, just some of the things that happen in the movie.

And so we near V.

SAW V is going to be out soon. It just premiered over in LA and you know what that means? The movie has been seen by people other than just the film makers and actors. Spoils will start flooding the internet (except for here, possibly in the comments) and I will be back to give you my review as soon as I see the movie (which will probably be something quick and sweet).

In the next few days we will see a franchise continue and we will know the lead up to SAW VI. Let me just say depending on the outcome of this movie will reflect the vitality of this site. Don't get me wrong, I'll still update. But as you have seen over SAW V and SAW IV most of the posts have been QUICK snippets.

I severely enjoyed IV. The lack of news has come from the increased secrecy of the SAW films over the recent years.

But here is the deal:

If V is as good as I think it will be I will revitalize the site and add some more features.

Expect to see more from the blog sometime around the DVD release of V next year.

Until then, I can't wait for V.

P.S.: I wish Lionsgate would give me some exclusive content for the next movie for my steady updates on news. Don't you? ;)

P.S.S.: Once everything goes through with GoDaddy you should be able to FINALLY visit this website from

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Some Pics From SAW V

I thought I would update with a rather big pic that is a series of pictures of Meagan Good from the upcoming SAW V:


Also here is a picture of Hoffman:


Also I heard on another news site that Shawnee Smith is in SAW V but never showed up on set...

You make your own conclusions.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hey Everyone

The SAW News will start pouring in VERY SOON. I'm looking forward to the new images, pics and full trailer that are bound to come out very very soon.


Please help me get a PS3

Friday, July 25, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

UPDATE: No Shawnee Smith in SAW V

From an interview with Tobin Bell:

"-Can you tell us if Shawnee [Smith] is in this one?

No, she’s not in this one. There was a moment where she was supposed to be, but she ended up having to go to Bulgaria or some place like that to do some film, and so it didn’t work out. It’s kind of an idea for something, but I hope very much to get Shawnee back into the story. Some things you can control, some things you can’t."

Read the full interview here.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Shawnee Smith "Amanda" In SAW V

Confirmed on her official site:

"Her feature film work, which began with Annie, includes Iron Eagle, Summer School, The Blob (with Entourage’s Kevin Dillon), Who’s Harry Crumb? starring John Candy, Desperate Hours directed by Michael Cimino, The Stand, Leaving Las Vegas, Armageddon, A Slipping-Down Life, Breakfast of Champions, The Island and the first four of the groundbreaking Saw horror series. She can soon be seen in the upcoming thriller Slaughter as well as Saw V."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


We scored some pretty juicy Saw V bits from Lionsgate this afternoon starting with the final casting news for the film. We learned that Laura Gordon will play Ashley, Greg Bryk (Screamers 2, Shoot Em Up) will play Malick and Carlo Rota (Boondock Saints) will play Charles in the fourth sequel arriving in theaters October 24. If that wasn't cool enough, here's the OFFICIAL synopsis for the film: In the fifth installment of the popular SAW franchise, Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But when his secret is threatened, Hoffman must go on the hunt to eliminate all loose ends. Click the title for the full cast for the film directed by David Hackl from a screenplay by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

SAW V Trap Updates

You're not sick of hearing about Jigsaw and his insane traps? Good to hear, because David Hackl is gearing up to direct his first film, Saw V, for Lionsgate. He's ready to chat and has a lot of good things to say, you can read it all inside. Saw V arrives in theaters October 24 from a screenplay by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton.

Director David Hackl tells us that filming is only a month away. "We are five weeks from shooting, we are deep in prep now and the production offices are buzzing. On Monday our construction team begins to fill our newly renovated 38 thousand square foot studio (The same place that we shot Bousman's Repo! only cleaned up)."

Directing your first movie is an exciting moment, and Hackl is dreaming of a bright future. "It still amazes me when I look into an empty studio knowing that it will be full within a couple of weeks. Tony Ianni has moved into my old spot as production designer with zeal."

As for the traps, Hackl tells us that these are actually going to be dangerous! "Yesterday he (Tony Ianni) handed me a "reference" DVD from Jason Ehl our trap builder. I opened it just before leaving the office to go have my birthday dinner with my wife and kids. The disc was full of real life "inspiration" from industrial accidents, plane crashes and road disasters," he continues, "I almost hurled on my laptop. It all came from a discussion that we were having about the fact that the human body doesn't actually lose that much blood after the heart stops beating. It actually acts like a vessel, containing the blood unless there is an injury that allows it to drain downward. I like attention to detail." I winder how the cast will react to the news that a trap could actually kill them!? "Today I am looking forward to making a phone call to one of our cast to ask him how he feels about getting into a trap that could potentially kill him. For real. Of course we will make it as safe as we can and have paramedics standing by while we shoot. Its not like he really has an option and maybe it will make him appreciate his life. Ha!!"

Watch for more SAW V goodness when filming begins next month.