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In honor of the success of “Saw X”, we revisit the third and fourth films in the franchise, where the series significantly changes the game.

Saw 3


Join me and the horror-loving owner of Nightmare Toys, Kristy Adams, as we explore the ever more complex world of John Kramer and company! 

After starting SAWTOBER by talking about Saw 1 and Saw 2 with returning guest Ariel Powers-Schaub, I am joined by Kristy Adams to explore the last two parts of the Darren Lynn Bousman trilogy of Saw movies.

Saw III is a 2006 horror film directed by Bousman from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and a story by Whannell and James Wan. It centers around a man named Jeff being put through a series of tests by Jigsaw/John Kramer (Tobin Bell). At the same time, John’s apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith) has kidnapped a doctor named Lynn and tasked her with keeping John, who is bedridden with terminal cancer, alive long enough for Jeff to complete his game.

Whannell aimed to make the story more emotional than previous installments, particularly with the Amanda and Jigsaw storyline. Though it received mixed to negative reviews from critics, it is the highest-grossing film of the series in the international market and the highest-grossing film in the series overall.


A sequel, titled Saw IV, was released in 2007. It was also directed by Bousman from a screenplay by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan and a story by Melton, Dunstan, and Thomas Fenton.

The film picks up where the previous film left off after the death of a major character. Saw IV was the first film in the franchise not to be written by Leigh Whannell or James Wan. Despite widespread scorn from critics, it was another box-office success.


It’s officially Sawtober, and I have a series full of episodes exploring the Saw franchise. Starting off with the first episode of Saw 1 and 2 is returning guest Ariel Powers-Schaub. Ariel is literally writing the book on the torture porn subgenre, and she joins me to tell us all about what she loves about the franchise.


Follow Kristy on Twitter @NightmareKristy


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