It's no secret that we're in a bit of a horror renaissance at the moment. Rather than tried-and-true franchises, the genre has been exploring new and exciting properties, resulting in box office and critical success. While films like Get Out, Don't Breathe, and The Conjuring have broken new ground, franchises like Halloween and Saw have recently returned to the forefront of the genre. The latter's latest sequel, Jigsaw, hit theaters this past October, and it seems like a ninth film may be on the way. All of the films have featured appearances by Tobin Bell as John Kramer/Jigsaw, and the actor recently told us which of Jigsaw's traps were his favorite. Check out our exclusive video below.
It looks like Tobin Bell is a bit of a Saw purist, and finds that the original trilogy contained his most favorite traps. Considering how many grisly traps we've seen through the long tenure of the franchise, these three choices might be a bit surprising for the hardcore fans out there who have seen unimaginable gore. After all, two of the ones that he mentioned didn't even result in anyone dying.
Tobin Bell spoke to CinemaBlend while showing off the Saw Escape Room in Las Vegas, and revealed his three favorite traps. He started with the big twist of the original film, directed by the great James Wan. Throughout the original big "game," there was a seemingly dead body lying in between the two main victims. And after Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) chopped his leg off, the "body" rose from the dead, revealing himself to be Jigsaw himself, ending the film.
The next example Tobin Bell cites is the pig trap from Saw 3. The second trap in Jeff's test from the threequel saw a judge chained to the bottom of an empty vat. As punishment for allowing a hit and run to slip by the justice system, a line of dead pigs began being chopped up, and poured down upon the judge. Although he could have drowned, Jeff ultimately saved the judge... at least for now.
Finally, there's the needle pit from Saw 2. Originally intended for a drug dealer to sift through, we saw as one of Jigaw's victims throw his protegee Amanda into the pit and force her to find an antidote for the poison coursing through their veins. And considering Amanda's history of substance abuse and self harm, it was especially harrowing to get through.
Jigsaw is currently available on 4K, Blu-ray and on demand, and it's seems like another sequel may be coming, as well. And while Jigsaw died back in Saw 3, it likely won't stop Tobin Bell from once again terrifying audiences with his calm and demented performance. We'll just have to wait and see exactly how. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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