🎶It’s the most wonderful time of the year.🎶
Welcome to Spooptoberfest 2020, a month-long celebration of all things horror. This year, we’re taking a look at my all-time favorite horror franchise: SAW. I know what you’re thinking, “Are you serious? Why?” and obviously there is nothing I can say to fully express why I love this franchise so much, I had such a hard time choosing the order for this list, but I hope to give some insight this year. And yes, I am beyond hyped for Spiral.
With SAW, I want to take every trap from all 9 movies and list my top 10. This is my personal opinion and I am basing my choices on the following criteria:
- Design / Aesthetic
- Entertainment Value
Now with some of these, I need to be careful, because if you’re like me and very knowledgeable in SAW lore, then you’ll know that there are many traps that don’t abide by the original rules: a person being tortured and the main player of the game has to free them, two players face each other and one must die for the other to live, and there are traps that are made to kill as opposed to acting as a “tool” to change a person’s life. If I include any traps that fall into either or both of those categories, I will make special note of that.
Without any further adieu, as our lord and savior once said, “Let the game begin”.
#9: 10 Pints OF Sacrifice
Film: SAW V (2008)
SAW V follows five more pieces of shit through four traps. All we know is that all five of them have something in common and the secrets of that something unfold throughout the movie.
Jigsaw’s Explanation: “The device before you is one of sacrifice. A sacrifice of blood. In order to open the door, the beaker must be filled to the marked level a level that is of no coincidence. This amount can come from any one of you.”
How it works: LOL It’s easy, just donate 10 pints of blood.
Why I like it: The big revelation of the movie comes at this point, and it’s why I really like this installment. All 5 victims were involved in the burning down of an old apartment complex. Many people dies because of their actions. And just as they all, unknowingly, worked together to destroy the building, they all could have survived if they just worked together. During almost every viewing I find myself cheering at this part, “do it do it do it” and if your movie can keep me excited to the very end, you’re doing it right. Not to mention that at the very end of the scene, they give us exactly what we want to see… the aftermath.