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Games Have Begun with First “Jigsaw” Trailer

Jigsaw is back - and everything is right in the world.

Set to reboot the franchise that used to own Halloween, Lionsgate has just dropped the first trailer for Jigsaw, the eighth installment in the highly popular (and profitable) Saw franchise.

The trailer, which takes us back to the old school tricks of John Kramer (aka Jigsaw), picks up over a decade after the death of the eponymous Jigsaw killer.  But with the bodies stacking up, it appears that Jigsaw’s tactics aren’t dead just yet.

At one point we see a group of “players” chained to a wall, opposite a set of circle saws.  “He said it was a game,” one girl screams.  “Games can be won,” another states.

Though the trailer doesn’t reveal whether the original killer (played by Tobin Bell) is behind the new string of murders, it does appear to be a bit more relaxed than its dark predecessor.  Even so, the main question still remains: is the world ready for more Jigsaw?  Let’s hope so.

Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, Jigsaw is set to retake Halloween when it opens on October 27.

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About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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