You may not believe us, but it’s a decade since Saw I hit our cinema screens across the globe. In celebration of the film’s 10-year anniversary, Lionsgate has confirmed it is re-releasing the film to cinemas for one week only this Halloween.
The production was the first collaboration between co-creators, James Wan and Leigh Whannell. Since then, they’ve created the successful Insidious franchise and Wan has also gone on to direct high-profile box office hits such as The Conjuring and the upcoming Fast and Furious 7.
This psychological thriller has captured the imagination for Halloween revellers across the globe. The story focuses on two men who wake up in a secure lair of a serial killer, with a dead body lying between them.
The killer, nicknamed “Jigsaw”, leaves them tape recorded messages with details of how to make it out alive. However, the only way for one man to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable. The two men desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out who was exactly behind their kidnapping.
In total, all seven Saw films have raked in more than $874 million at the box office worldwide. In fact, the Guinness Book of World Records has awarded it the “Most Successful Horror Franchise” of all time!
Jason Constantine, president of acquisitions and co-productions at Lionsgate, said recently: “The launch of ‘Saw’ was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio.
“We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004.”
There’s no doubting that the Saw franchise has provided the horror genre with a major shot in the arm in the last decade. Blood and guts may not be to everyone’s taste at Halloween but at All Fancy Dress we’re always inundated with orders for our Saw outfits, so if you’re thinking of celebrating its 10th anniversary by dressing up as Jigsaw for this year’s Halloween bash you know where to come!
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