Saw VI. 2009. Directed by Kevin Greutert. Screenplay by Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton. Starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston, Betsy Russell, Shawnee Smith, Peter Outerbridge, Athena Karkanis, Samantha Lemole, Tanedra Howard, Marty Moreau, Shawn Ahmed, Janelle Hutchison, Gerry Mendicino, Caroline Cave, and George Newbern. Twisted Pictures. Rated R. 90 minutes. Horror/Mystery ★★ InContinue reading “Saw VI: Less Plot, More Guts”
Saw IV. 2007. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Screenplay by Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton. Starring Tobin Bell, Costa Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Lyriq Bent, Athen Karkanis, Louis Ferreira, Simon Reynolds, Donnie Wahlberg, Angus Macfadyen, Shawnee Smith, Bahar Soomekh, and Dina Meyer. Twisted Pictures. Rated. R. 93 minutes. Horror/Mystery ★★★1/2 With Saw IV we’re experiencingContinue reading “The Surprising Fun of Saw IV”
Saw III. 2006. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Screenplay by Leigh Whannell. Starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh, Donnie Wahlberg, Dina Meyer, Leigh Whannell, Mpho Koaho, Barry Flatman, Lyriq Bent, J. LaRose, Debra McCabe, Costas Mandylor, and Betsy Russell. Twisted Pictures. Rated R. 108 minutes. Horror/Mystery ★★★★ A reason I didn’t enjoy SawContinue reading “Saw III Gets Personal”
Saw II. 2005. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Screenplay by Darren Lynn Bousman & Leigh Whannell. Starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Donnie Wahlberg, Erik Knudsen, Franky G, Glenn Plummer, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Beverley Mitchell, Wil Burd, Dina Meyer, Lyriq Bent, Noam Jenkins, and Tony Nappo. Twisted Pictures. Rated R. 93 minutes. Horror ★★★ James Wan andContinue reading “Saw II Proves Bigger Is Not Better”
Will, Jack, and Hannibal end up in the same place— then it gets bloody.
The Collector. 2009. Directed by Marcus Dunstan. Screenplay by Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton. Starring Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Michael Reilly Burke, and Juan Fernández. Fortress Features. Rated 18A. 90 minutes. Horror/Thriller. ★★★★ It’s only natural to see why people try to say that this movie is a Saw knock-off. First of all, anything involving traps nowContinue reading “THE COLLECTOR is an Unsettling New Horror Villain”