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Review: “Saw”

October 4, 2011 10 comments

Director: James Wan

Produced by: Gregg Hoffman, Mark Burg, Oren Koules

Written by: Leigh Whannell (screenplay), James Wan & Leigh Whannell (story)

Music by: Charlie Clouser

Starring: Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, Leigh Whannell

Year: 2004

I never thought I’d ever get the courage to watch a film in this series. The Saw franchise has been said to be the beginning of mainstream horror films becoming profoundly morbid with sadistic displays of gore and torture for gore and torture’s sake. The trend has become so prevalent that there’s even a mainstream term for this subgenre: “torture porn.” Lovely. Read more…

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