New Stills from Saw VI

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Today we bring you two new images from the horror film that just won’t die (zing!). No, it’s not Chucky, Jason, Freddy or Michael Myers – I’m talking about Jigsaw and the weirdly popular Saw series. I could go on and on talking about the synopsis of this movie but are there really people that care about that? It’s the same tired concept that has netted the Lionsgate Film studios over $340 million dollars for five films that have a combined budget of roughly $36 million. The chance of them straying off that path for the sixth film is slim.

For those that care, Saw VI brings the return of the Tobin Bell as the (now deceased) mastermind Jigsaw and Shawnee Smith as his protégé Amanda Young (both involved in flashback sequences), Costas Mandylor as Detective Hoffman and Betsy Russell as Jill Tuck.  Joining the red shirt cast (read: soon to die) are the relatively unknown faces of Betsy Russell, Peter Outerbridge, Larissa Gomes, Mark Rolston and Tanedra Howard.

The new stills, released on Saw’s Facebook page (which I have now become a “fan” of thanks to the heads up by Shock Till You Drop) are nothing to get overly excited about but here they are below:

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Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) explaining why someone must die.

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William Eastman (Peter Outerbridge) is about to take the key: we all know he shouldn't.

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I can't help but think of Anthony Hopkins and Silence of the Lambs here.

It does strike me as odd that the Saw series tries to include such an intricate (read: pointless and confusing) plot. The first two sort of needed a plot to help move them along, but after that it became clear why the series was popular – audiences like watching people die in ridiculous ways, which also explains the mind-numbing success of the Final Destination franchise. Putting a plot in a Saw film is the equivalent of putting a plot in a porn film. Both merely set the characters up from one scene to the next with little to no regard for what happened in the scenes before, or the scenes after.

SIDE NOTE: Many of the writers here at Screen Rant talk frequently behind the scenes to bounce ideas off one another, as was the case with these new Saw stills. In this particular instance, I was talking to our very own Scotsman Ross Miller and we determined the Saw franchise has become the new Rocky for the 21st century. As many of you may recall, during the 80s and 90s Rocky was the butt of many late-night jokes for always having a sequel coming out.  Such is now the case with Saw - Rocky had six films and now so does Saw - but as Ross so eloquently put it, “There will not be a ‘Saw Balboa’”.

Ross also pointed to an episode of Two and a Half Men (which I have never watched) where actors Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer are shown in the future. One of them now works at a movie theater and what is playing on the marquee – none other than Saw 33! It would appear that Rocky has passed the sequel torch on to the Saw, which is apparent by the announcement of Saw VII, VIII and IX before Saw VI ever debuts in theaters.

The new stills don’t do anything to foster my enthusiasm for Saw VI but inevitably I will be the one who reviews it so I’ll hold my nose and swallow the disgusting tasting medicine. Do you disagree and are looking forward to watching the latest installment of Saw?

Saw VI traps audiences in theaters October 23rd, 2009.

Source: Shock Till You Drop

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  1. Jaws had a few squels as well. In Back to the Future 2 (isn’t that movie set right around now?) they had a 3-D shark attack Marty from Jaws 19(?)

  2. @cantizzle – good call, jaws had 4 films and they did make fun of it in Back to the Future.

  3. I can’t believe they’re going to make ANOTHER Saw film! Before too long they won’t even be put into theaters, they’ll just be straight to DVD and exclusively at Blockbuster.

  4. saw= good
    saw3=good (my opinion)
    saw5= it was alrght

    for me the saw films are good becouse im a fan of the series. becouse i know that almost every body hated saw5 and think that the whole saw films are stupid. but the saw films worked for me. becouse im falliwing the story. its like saw is a tv show now couse every episode leads to somthing importent for the next episode. like a cliff hanger. but ya im looking forwerd to saw6 becouse im just faliwing the story. so its just, the movies work for me

  5. I couldn’t disagree with you more, Paul. Saw is quite possibly the best and cleverest horror franchise ever. It has a complex and intertwining storyline, as well as great characters, great morals (at least in the first three), and amazing suspense. It has a higher number of decent sequels than any other horror franchise (Halloween only had three good films, Nightmare On Elm Street had only three good films, Friday The 13th had only two good films, etc)

    Saw- A brilliant and fresh take on the horror genre
    Saw II- A suspenseful thrill ride
    Saw III- An excellent (and at times depressing) character study
    Saw IV- Entertaining, fun, creative traps
    Saw V- Weakest in the series, but much better made than IV (as in better script/better cinematography) and also very interesting. I really liked the cat and mouse angle of the film, and the ending is mindblowingly intense.

  6. The first Saw was without a doubt IMO the best horror movie i’ve ever seen. It had a solid and creative plot and the ending was insane. Saw 2 was… Saw 2. Not anything special, but the ending was even better than the first. Saw 3 was disgusting, but i liked how they played Amanda into the whole thing. Saw 4 was just a big mindf***. It took place during the time of Saw 3 which i thought was cool when you found that out at the end. The traps were pretty neat though. It’s kind of scary how people can come up with stuff like that lol. And Saw 5, IMO, was pretty good. It followed the plot and left me going “For real??? No way???” at the end. It wasn’t completely shocking, but i still didn’t expect it.

    As weird as it is, i’m looking forward to Saw 6. So far they’ve been going strong.

  7. After 2 Saw became crap. They need to end it.

  8. No SIN187UM, after the third one it became crap.

  9. I think that putng a plot in them is the only reason they’re not crap. If it was just people getting ripped apart it would be like a rental for halloween movie nights and nothing else