Saw VII Gets New Title [Updated]

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 9th, 2010 at 1:57 pm,

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Update: It appears the new title has been misinterpreted. Read on below for the details and the actual title of Saw VII.

Whether you’re still a fan of the tired long-running Saw franchise or are begging for all the bloodshed to stop, another installment is on the way. Saw VII will once again feature Jigsaw (despite the villain having died four movies ago) as the apparent mastermind behind a set of elaborate games/traps that force players/victims to look at their lives and more often than not suffer torture-filled consequences for their actions.

What may grab your interest more than the last few Saw sequels is the fact that a certain doctor character is returning for the seventh film. Although, given the fractured nature of the franchise’s narrative, he could just be appearing again in flashbacks. However I’m personally holding out hope that he plays a major part in the conclusion of the franchise as he did in the film that kicked it all off.

However, just when reassuring news comes along involving a familiar face returning – as well as the fact the sequel is being filmed with the cutting-edge SI-3D digital camera system (as opposed to being converted in post-production) – something else has to pop up to squash any newfound faith in the franchise: a horrible new title.

According to a press release for Comic-Con – and the title has since been confirmed by Lionsgate via Bloody-DisgustingSaw VII is now entitled Saw 3D: The Traps Come Alive. Yes, you read that right. That second part is NOT the tagline for the film, but is actually part of the its title. Let’s just pause for a minute to consider how stupid of a title that is…

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"No, I can't believe that's actually the title either..."

Of course, the studio could just trying a new title out and may very well change it before the film’s release this Halloween. What I want to know is why not just keep it titled Saw VII? Every sequel of the series has been numbered with Roman numerals so far, so why change it now? Are they afraid people will realize it’s the seventh film and not go see it? If people want to see more of this torture franchise they’ll see it regardless if it’s the seventh or 27th installment.

And here I was thinking that 5nal Destination had locked down the prize for worst title of the year…

Update: Evidently the new title has been misinterpreted as Saw VII producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules have told Shock Till You Drop. The title of the movie is simply Saw 3D, which is absolutely fine considering that it’s a Saw movie… and it’s in 3D. I just thank heavens “The Traps Come Alive” isn’t actually part of the title but rather just a tagline, along the lines of previous Saw taglines such as “The Game Comes Full Circle,” and “You won’t believe how it ends.” Here’s what Koules had to say on the matter:

“[The Traps Come Alive is] a tagline that was added in and misinterpreted. Most of our movies have taglines. One of the things we talked about during the campaign – especially with shooting in the 3D process, the traps really do come alive and we wanted that clear in the campaign. But the title of the film is Saw 3D.”

Are you glad the title of Saw VII doesn’t contain “The Traps Come Alive?” Should it still be Saw VII or is Saw 3D fair enough?

Saw 3D goes head-to-head with Paranormal Activity 2 on October 22nd, 2010.

Source: Lionsgate, Bloody-Disgusting and Shock Till You Drop

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  1. OMG stupid title big time!!!!!

  2. Final destinations title sucks as much as this one……they will both suck,theyre soooo overated IMO…..

  3. This franchise is turning into one big collection of deleted scenes.

    • Lol, EPIC comment! :D

      • lol 790 you never dissapoint me haha

  4. Please let this series die!

    • It’s already dead, it become more like a zombie at this point.

  5. WTF!?!?!?!?!?! I like the Saw movies but WHAT?

  6. Yup… seems like a marketing ploy to lure in new viewers.
    Terrible title, but it might actually work on the younger crowd (you know, the ones who probably shouldn’t be seeing it anyway.)
    The last installment reinvigorated my like for this franchise. I only hope they keep that adge for this final–and lets hope it IS the final– installment.

  7. Every time i see 5nal Destination i think it says Anal Destination lol

    Saw title is pretty lame, i’d much prefer “Saw 7: The Doctor Is In!”

    • Agreed! I saw that too! Hmmm, must wonder where our minds dwell. And let’s not even imagine THAT movie in 3D!

  8. @790
    Good one!!!!!
    same here!!!! Im gonna call it anal destination hahaha!!! And that title is waaayyy better;.)

    • Oh geez… you’re right. Sorry about that. It’s still horrible (and the meaning is the same!). Good catch. It’s fixed.

  9. As long as they finish the series with this movie..

  10. Saw VII definitely won’t be the last if it makes enough at the box office. Let’s all hope PA2 comes out on top and beats it!

  11. pa2 will most defently beat this piece of crap. saw was good the rest were retarded.

  12. I have to wonder what kind of people watch these movies. Haven’t they had enough?

  13. Wasn’t this supposed to stop at part6? It’s getting boooooring!

  14. What’s wrong with “Saw VII (in 3D)”??????

  15. I enjoyed the first movie, mostly because of the ending, the “corpse” in the middle of the room is the bad guy? OMG!!! but then the other 27 saw movies that followed it were terrible!!! i watched the forth one and who was the bad guy? a cop who has one scene in the entire movie and for only 7 seconds(more or less)? these people arent even trying any more! and the title? the traps come alive? do they actually come alive? i bet that they are stuck up the producers @$$ and has only one hour to live, since the producers just ate baked beans… or maybe there are no traps, and its just a guy or girl running around with a saw? The lack of imagination for the new saws are epic… epicly bad…

    • I hope you’re right, because at the moment I haven’t heard anything on a 2D version, and like you, I’m not a fan of 3D

  16. They say its always the last one and they keep
    making them lile i remember them saying part 5 was the last and i knew it wasnt……that gets me pissed they just lie to get ppl in the theaters…..