Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saw (2004)

Yesterday at Monster Fest, I was able to pick up some posters for the man cave. Of the four I grabbed, two came from my favorite horror franchise, Saw. To me, the Saw franchise was exactly what the 2000s needed, especially in an era dedicated to watered down PG-13 crap horror. The Saw franchise pushed the limits in darkness, and should be appreciated.
Plot/ With a dead body laying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.
Honestly, I may be a bit lenient on this one, as Saw is one of my favorite horror movies of all time. To me, there are so many influences in the genre today that come from this no-budget indie flick, that it should be listed in the credits. A great combination of thriller and horror, there was so much to like about this one. The acting was solid, the characters thought out, there was some blood, guts and gore, and the atmosphere was tremendous. More importantly, the story was new, interesting and tightly wound into a dark labyrinth with one of the best endings out there. Sure, some may not like the way it jumped around, but that is minor flaw. In the end, this groundbreaking movie is original and unique, and is one of the best that the genre has to offer. If you have not seen it, check it out!

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