Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to ... See full summary »
Darren Lynn Bousman
Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman, the final apprentice to the serial killer is deigned a hero. Meanwhile, Agent Strahm continues to track Hoffman while another group of strangers are put through a series of gruesome traps.
The ex-boyfriend of a check-out girl at a supermarket returns at closing time to make trouble. They quarrel and the boyfriend is ejected from the store. After they lock the building up to take inventory, the employees start dying off, and the survivors must eventually find a way to escape with their lives. Written by
Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Of course the movie doesn't exactly add too much new aspects to the slasher genre - but with all the surprising and unconventional camera angles, with the surprisingly high tension, and with the notable film makers and/or actors who give smaller or bigger cameos (Sam Raimi, his brother Ted, Bruce Campbell, Lawrence Bender and director Scott Spiegel himself), this little gem truly delivers and is everything but boring. The story is developed carefully an there are many scenes with tongue-in-cheek-humor. The murder scenes are extremely gory (but only in the uncut version: the US R-rated, UK BBFC 18 and German FSK 18 versions are all heavily trimmed) and superbly made by Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group (as far as I know, it was their first collaboration as a team and they were not yet labeled as KNB EFX Group). An outstanding example of a really thrilling slasher movie - and my personal favorite.
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