Since October is the month of spooky, I’ve decided to sit down and re-watch a more modern suspense film known as Saw. Releasing in 2004, the film quickly became a cult classic. From its gory scenery to its interesting twist, the film kept you interested in what its story.
From the creative minds of James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the film was a huge success, and Wan’s first of mainly successes in the Horror genre. Fresh out of film school, the two wanted to make a film but could only afford one room. That’s why most of this film takes place inside of a bathroom. Also while having a small budget, there were few outtakes, and no rehearsals for scenes.
As a result, the story is very basic. The film focuses around two characters trapped in a bathroom. As the story unfolds, the two discover that the have become prey to the Jigsaw Killer. The characters then begin to turn on each other as the body in the middle of the room is revealed as Jigsaw himself.
Does It Hold Up?
The first entry to the Saw series definitely holds up. Between the simplistic story and the very practical effects, the film is as good as any. The indie feel of this film is accredited to the limited shots and everything being used. And indie is something I personally really enjoy from the horror genre. There’s a reason its a cult classic and its for the way it changed horror in the early 2000’s.
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