Screen Junkies » Jigsaw http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:13:01 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 10 Best ‘Saw’ Traps Of All Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-best-saw-traps-of-all-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-best-saw-traps-of-all-time/#comments Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:46:44 +0000 amacris As anyone who has seen the Saw films will tell you, that Jigsaw guy is a real jerk. Once a successful engineer with a loving wife, John Kramer morphed into a sadistic serial killer after he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Talk about being self-absorbed. That’s called a YP, Jigsaw: your problem, not mine. But regardless of how you feel about Jigsaw personally, you have to admit he’s a clever guy. Sure, maybe his traps (or “games”) are horribly cruel and unnecessarily elaborate, but damn it if they aren’t impressive. Honestly, when someone is wearing a reverse-bear trap on their mouth, it’s hard to look away. With that in mind, here are 10 of Jigsaw’s greatest traps. (Spoilers Ahead) Also, be sure and take our survey at the bottom to vote for YOUR favorite trap, and sound off in the comment section. 10. The Mausoleum Trap - Saw IV

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As anyone who has seen the Saw films will tell you, that Jigsaw guy is a real jerk. Once a successful engineer with a loving wife, John Kramer morphed into a sadistic serial killer after he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Talk about being self-absorbed. That’s called a YP, Jigsaw: your problem, not mine.

But regardless of how you feel about Jigsaw personally, you have to admit he’s a clever guy. Sure, maybe his traps (or “games”) are horribly cruel and unnecessarily elaborate, but damn it if they aren’t impressive. Honestly, when someone is wearing a reverse-bear trap on their mouth, it’s hard to look away. With that in mind, here are 10 of Jigsaw’s greatest traps. (Spoilers Ahead) Also, be sure and take our survey at the bottom to vote for YOUR favorite trap, and sound off in the comment section.

10. The Mausoleum Trap – Saw IV

This trap involves a man with his eyes sewn shut and another man with is mouth sewn shut. Both men are wearing collars that are chained to a winding drum at the center of the room. Since one can’t speak, and the other can’t see, it makes for a rather wacky adventure, especially when weapons are thrown into the mix.

9. The Cube Trap – Saw V

Unlike most of the traps on this list, this one does not offer a way out for the victim. It is designed only to torture and kill, which makes the outcome somewhat humorous (if you consider a self-applied tracheotomy humorous, which I’m sure you do). The victim’s head is placed in a see-through box, and the box begins filling with liquid. But rather than simply drown, the victim (Agent Strahm) was quick on his feet, and shoved a pen into his own throat, allowing him to temporarily breath through the hole until help arrived. All’s well that ends well.

8. “The Scalping Seat” – Saw IV

Another simple, yet terrifying creation, the “scalping seat” (or hair chair) is a pretty painful way to go. A victim with long locks has their hair looped though a metal ring and wound around an axle. The axle slow turns, tightening the hair with each rotation. If it goes on long enough, it will rip the person’s scalp off. The end.

7. The Reverse Bear Trap – Saw

Perhaps you’ve heard of reverse cowgirl? Well this isn’t nearly as fun (or so I’ve been told).

This trap is just what it sounds like. Instead of snapping shut in order to smash the victim, the reverse bear trap snaps open. That doesn’t sound too scary, except for the fact that it’s placed in the victim’s mouth, and will easily rip through their head if not disarmed. In all fairness to Jigsaw, the trap does have the desired effect on its victim, Amanda Young. She escapes from the contraption with a new lease on life. She goes on to kick her drug habit, which is good, but also goes on to become Jigsaw’s apprentice, which is bad. Ah well.

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‘Saw 3-D’ Trailer Hits the Internets http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/saw-3-d-trailer-hits-the-internets/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/saw-3-d-trailer-hits-the-internets/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Saw 3D (a.k.a. Saw VII) has hit the Internet, and it's about what you'd expect.  If you like watching people get butchered in 3D, you'll love it.  If you don't like watching people get butchered in 3D, then you're probably a god damn communist. While this is supposed to be the final chapter in the wildly successful Saw series, I'll believe it when I see it. I thought Jason Goes to Hell would be the final chapter of Friday the 13th.  But eight years later, there was Jason, terrorizing people on a spaceship. Perhaps Jigsaw will somehow visit the crew of seaQuest DSV. I hope so. That talking dolphin needs to be taken down a peg or two. Watch the Saw 3D trailer after the jump.

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Saw 3D (a.k.a. Saw VII) has hit the Internet, and it’s about what you’d expect.  If you like watching people get butchered in 3D, you’ll love it.  If you don’t like watching people get butchered in 3D, then you’re probably a god damn communist.

While this is supposed to be the final chapter in the wildly successful Saw series, I’ll believe it when I see it. I thought Jason Goes to Hell would be the final chapter of Friday the 13th.  But eight years later, there was Jason, terrorizing people on a spaceship. Perhaps Jigsaw will somehow visit the crew of seaQuest DSV. I hope so. That talking dolphin needs to be taken down a peg or two.

Watch the Saw 3D trailer after the jump.


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Saw VI http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/saw-vi/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/saw-vi/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2009 22:11:24 +0000 Reza F. Director: Kevin GreutertCast: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Tanedra Howard, Karen ClicheSynopsis: Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

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Director: Kevin Greutert

Cast: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Tanedra Howard, Karen Cliche

Synopsis: Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw’s legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw’s grand scheme is finally understood.

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