What started as an incredibly gory – but good! – movie evolved into a franchise that is now associated with the flattering term, “torture porn.” Cheap to make and sure to bring in X times the budget during Halloween season, they make Hollywood a lot of money. Naturally, an eighth installment is in the works, per Bloody-Disgusting.
The new movie will, apparently, be a continuation of 2010’s Saw 3D, not a complete reboot, as had been rumored. So, there’s that to look forward to. Adults with a taste for 1.5 hours of people getting dismembered, eighth graders trying hard to impress their crushes: form an orderly queue.
Serious question: does anybody out there actually enjoy the ‘Saw’ franchise? The first movie hit when I was in eighth grade, and everyone who saw it strutted around like hardasses. “Yeah, girl, I saw Saw. Wanna make out, because I’m so dangerous?”