When somebody asks you about your most favorite horror thriller what do you say?
One of the many choices will definitely be The Saw series (1-7). Directed as American independent films under Twisted Pictures and distributed by Lionsgate it is one of the biggest franchise the two groups has ever made.
Everything in this film series revolves around a successful engineer named John Kramer and the whole idea of cherishing one’s life. The topic may seem too small but the line “Cherish your life” gives a whole new meaning to the story.
The story consists of John Kramer and his life. John Kramer is initially a very simple man but with great principles. He finds love in Jill Tuck. But after that his life takes disturbing turns. His unborn child is killed in a drug burglary. Then he is diagnosed with an inoperable form of malignant tumor. With so much sorrow in one hit, he tries to end his life. But the suicide turns to be unsuccesful and John comes out the car crash wreckage with a new change in his belief. He sees things in a new way. Then he decides to test people whether they are worthy of the lives that they have been gives. He calls these tests as games. These tests often include acts of self torture or amputation. He changes his voice and gives it to a doll or puppet that he designs for adressing his victims or what he calls test subjects. He is very interested in testing the strength of the human body fabric.
The media calls him the jigsaw killer because he cuts out a piece of skin from each of his failed subject which looks like a jigsaw piece. John also has accomplices throughout the series some of which are his test subjects.
His accomplices never know what big picture is in the mind of John. John also gets killed by one of his test subjects which is a failure of the test. But even with John killed his work is continued by his accomplices.
The next big thing in the series is the way his victims get trapped in the machines designed by John. John also says that he never leaves anything to chance. The traps include the famous reverse beartrap
and the knife trap was also good….
I won’t release the suspense here because everyone knows the rule of suspense stories. But one thing is for sure. If you want to know how a suspense thriller should be you must get hold of SAW: The Series