It looks like Ava Crowder is going to continue to raise hell in the south. THR is reporting that Joelle Carter (who plays Crowder on “Justified”) has joined the cast of Jessabelle. Saw VI and Saw 3D director Kevin Greutert is directing the supernatural tale penned by Robert Ben Garant (“Reno 911!”). Blumhouse (The Lords of Salem, Insidious, Paranormal Activity) is teaming up with Lionsgate for the project.
She joins previously announced leads Sarah Snook and Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Snook will play the terrified protag, while Webber will play her childhood friend who helps her uncover the truth about her family. The film is “about a girl who is forced to return to her father’s home in Louisiana when a car accident leaves her without the use of both her legs. What she finds there is a mystery surrounding her own birth and an angry ghost (named Jessabelle) that seems determined to destroy her.”
The projected started filming on April 2nd and is one of at least three horror films currently shooting in Wilmington, N.C. The other two are The Warren Files and The Occult. The power of tax incentives is strong, folks.
It’s time to pay your respects to Jigsaw and the fate of the Saw franchise.
To promote the UK release of Saw 3D: The Final Chapter now on DVD and Blu-ray, plus the extensive Saw: Final Cut 1-7 box set, Lionsgate UK has cut together a pretty funny “Saw Memorial Video” that we’ve posted below.
BD regular ‘Jaykah’ pointed me in the direction of two very interesting Saw 3D news bites. First, inside you’ll find a deleted scene from the forthcoming DVD/Blu-ray release (January 25) featuring Dr. Gordon and Bobby converging on their beliefs and past times. In addition, he also stumbled upon an interview with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington who calls the seventh film in the franchise “bad”. “I don’t know, man, that was a pretty bad movie. It was fun. I don’t actively go out and audition for movies.” I always get a kick out of stars admitting a film wasn’t up to their standards. READ MORE
Further proving that our world is filled with weaklings and completel pussies, a TV trailer advertising the film Saw 3D has been banned after a 10-year-old complained that it was “distressing” and “inappropriately scheduled,” you know, strong words from a 10-year-old (sounds more like his/her parents put the words in their mouth). Full details on this “breaking” (sarcasm) news inside. READ MORE
Game over. The final chapter of the most popular horror franchise in history comes home as Lionsgate releases the film in a variety of formats for the home viewing audience. For home video purposes, the newly titled Saw: The Final Chapter will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (two discs including Blu-ray and DVD – as well as code to download a Digital Copy on iTunes). The film will also be available as a 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand January 25th. Info and art inside. READ MORE
One of my favorite bands lately is Australia’s Karnivool. Their last album, Sound Awake (review HERE), is still in my car and won’t be leaving anytime soon. Well, they’ve just released a video for ‘Goliath’ which incorporates a lot of clips from Saw 3D, although it seems like the majority are just taken from the trailer.
I love a good “uh oh”, especially one that’s sure to traumatize the youth. OK, I don’t really want to see anyone sitting in therapy at the age of 45 because they accidentally saw a horror flick instead of a animated kids movie. But it’s still funny. It happened back when The Hills Have Eyes 2 hit theaters, and now history has repeated itself when a theater in Revere, Mass. accidentally showed Saw 3D instead of Megamind. If anything, maybe a few of those kids will turn into demented fiends like all of you? I say that’s a good thing. Read the story inside. READ MORE
Bloody Disgusting learned that Michael Eklund, straight off his role in Xavier Gens’ The Divide, has been cast alongside Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Cory Hardrict, Dominic Monaghan, and Shannyn Sossamon in Doug Aarniokoski’s now-filming The Day. In addition, we also discovered that Andrew Coutts has been hired as lead editor on the picture. He’s responsible for editing both Saw VI and this weekend’s Saw 3D. The Day is described as a visceral action thriller with moral depth spanning 24 hours during which the ensemble cast is pit against insurmountable odds. READ MORE
Update: As I stated the previous numbers seemed a bit high. I have $10.8m on Friday for ‘Saw 3D’ and $23.7m weekend; $5.8m for ‘PA2′ and $16.7m for the weekend. Early boxoffice reports put Saw 3D at the top of the pack with an estimated $11m in 2,808 theaters on Friday giving a weekend total of $28m. This is slightly higher than the projections, although taking into account the high cost of 3D it balances out. $28m is an astounding opening weekend take for a seventh film in the franchise, while also going head-to-head with Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2 in its second week of a release. PA 2 dropped a hefty 68% with $6.4m on Friday in 3,239 theaters. It looks to make $18.5m over the holiday weekend. Who says horror can’t kick ass in October? The two films accounted for $46m and took the top two slots. Too bad Lionsgate dubbed this the final Saw — but we all know the truth…Jigsaw’s game is just beginning. Click either title above for our review, or to write your own! READ MORE
It’s time to goodbye. Jigsaw’s game is coming to an end and all of you are his guests. Bloody Disgusting’s BC had a blast watching Lionsgate’s Saw 3D, the seventh entry in the long running franchise that’s now in theaters everywhere. “I know I had some concerns, but it’s ultimately a good time at the movies, and the minor pacing/story issues are pretty much forgotten once that final reel kicks in and Charlie Clouser’s amazing theme plays that one last time as the series truly comes full circle.” Click the title above for the full review or check back here this weekend to write your own and tell all of Bloody Disgusting what YOU think. Is this the epic finale you hoped for? READ MORE
In US and UK cinemas this coming Friday is Lionsgate’s Saw 3D, the final film in the long running franchise. To say “farewell”, a pretty gruesome red band clip was created to take you back to the beginning where you’ll enjoy a shocking montage of all the nastiest moments throughout the entire Saw series! Sweeeeeeet. In addition, we were tipped off to this page that has collected a slew of unreleased Saw 3D posters – some cool, some absolutely horrid. For more Saw you can read Andrea Albin’s retrospective piece on the seven year franchise. READ MORE
If you’re anything like me, Halloween is more than just an excuse to overindulge on sweets, terrify neighborhood children, and wear provocative costumes (though I’m the first one in line to show a bit of skin). It’s a tradition- and for the past seven years, the SAW films have been an integral part of that ritual. Since the original SAW film hit theaters in October of 2004, we’ve spent the scariest weekend of the year with Jigsaw and his victims, walking away from theaters knowing that the following year a new chapter would feed our souls. But this Friday, it all comes to an end. With the help of SAW co-creator Leigh Whannell, director Darren Lynn Bousman, and, of course, Jigsaw himself, actor Tobin Bell, I’m here to take you back through the franchise- and bring an end to the game that’s captivated us all… And oh yes, there will be blood. READ MORE
Back for the seventh installment of the SAW horror series this Halloween, moviegoers will once again cringe in their seats as blood, guts and body parts are up for grabs in the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ SAW 3D, in theaters everywhere on October 29th. What started out as an indie horror movie in 2004 has turned into the most successful horror series of all time, and the films’ soundtracks have always been fitting counterparts, assaulting the senses in a manner that would make Jigsaw proud. But for the series’ grand finale, presented in bone chilling 3D for the first time, the right music was more important than ever because the film going experience will be one of complete sensory immersion. SAW 3D Music Inspired by the Film has risen to the challenge, and will street on October 26th.
The countdown began yesterday on Facebook, so check it out HERE!
Artists already announced for the soundtrack are Saving Abel, Saliva, Dir En Grey, Krokus, Hinder, My Darkest Day, Karnivool (BADASS!!), Dead By Sunrise and Wagdug Futuristic Unity (feat. Hiroshi Kyono of The Mad Capsule Markets).