A nine-minute teaser (courtesy of the fine folk over at Vice) entitled The Devil’s Carnival 2: The Librarian, has been released. Meant as a hint of what’s to come, the teaser is “…chock-full of visual and musical hints of the heavenly delight that awaits audiences in The Devil’s Carnival: Episode 2“.
The teaser shows horror rapper Tech N9ne as the librarian of a twisted, nightmarish library, one that is full of magic and sounds. However, N9ne isn’t exactly a fan of noises that he isn’t in control of. So let’s just say that things would’ve gone better had someone bitten their tongue. Check out the trailer below.
2013 will see a new roadshow by Saw II-IV, 11-11-11, Mother’s Day and The Barrens director Darren Lynn Bousman, who returns to direct another chapter in the battle between Heaven and Hell. Creator Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) also returns. READ MORE
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
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
You asked for it, you got it! Here is the full interview that was conducted between several horror outlets and Tobin Bell (Jigsaw) and John Williamson (Producer/Designer) about the new video game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood. You can hear all about the details of the game as several questions are thrown at these two. Let us know your thoughts!
Saw 2: Flesh and Blood is officially out. So, we can only assume sometime next year (depending on sales) we will see a 3rd game. Until then, Saw 2 (and 1) might just be the bit of survival horror you’ve been looking for. 2 however is said to have a bit better combat than the 1st game.
In Saw 2: Flesh and Blood, you play Detective Tapp’s son as he desperately tries to find out what happens to his father. But he himself (like you didn’t see this coming) gets caught up in Jigsaw’s nightmarish game. It is out now on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. READ MORE
Recently, I got the chance to participate in a roundtable conference call along with several horror outlets with Jigsaw himself, Mr. Tobin Bell and John Williamson, producer/designer of Saw II: Flesh & Blood. Inside, you’ll find an audio interview with the questions that I got to present. If you are interested in BD posting the full 55+ minute interview, leave a comment and we’ll be happy to post it in a new article.
Some great quotes from the interview are Tobin saying, “Horror fans are a unique breed. They’re very passionate, and I like that…You can accomplish as much in a horror film as you can in any other genre, you just have to be committed to the script.” Head past the break for new screens from the game, and a bit more about the interview. READ MORE
If the Saw franchise is good at 1 thing, that would be creating torture devices. Some twisted minds are probably sitting in a cubicle all day at work sketching horrible murder weapons. And there is nothing wrong with that. Nothing.
Saw 2 will be released October 19th for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, right around the time Saw VII 3D is released in theaters. So you Saw obsessed can get an overload of Saw all at once. If you head on past the break so I can rack up the views, you can check out some screenshots and some new concept art from Saw 2: Flesh and Blood. READ MORE
The footage from Saw 3D wasn’t the only Jigsaw-related event at this year’s San Diego Comic Con – we were also invited to get a hands on demo of the new game Saw II: Flesh & Blood, which hits stores this October, just in time for the release of the new film. Our own BC played through a full level of the game, which included the usual traps and pitfalls, plus some of the new game elements (boss fight?!), all the while chatting with producer Jaime Benecia, who was not involved with the original game (the rest of the core team has returned, however).
I know a lot of you Saw fans are clamoring for another game to add to your secret shrine of Saw memorabilia you keep behind the secret panel in your closets. And I also know a lot of you are like “What the fuck, a second Saw video game, they should have never made a 1st!” Well, boo fucking hoo, it’s happening, so deal with it.
In Saw 2: Flesh and Blood, you play Detective Tapp’s son as he desperately tries to find out what happens to his father. But he himself (like you didn’t see this coming) gets caught up in Jigsaw’s nightmarish game. The game is looking at a September 7th release date on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Possible PC release, date not yet known. READ MORE