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Jigsaw, Freddy, Leatherface: It’s Tradition


Movie Musings - Amber Olson3Blood, guts and glory, right?

That’s exactly what Jigsaw, the main character from the Saw movie series, thinks. He’s a cold-blooded serial killer who conjures up more puke-worthy torture devices and procedures for each new movie and everyone I know loves the film franchise. I mean, come on. Who doesn’t love Jigsaw?

But the real question is why? Now that the original Saw has turned 10 years old—and has returned to area theaters this weekend to celebrate the anniversary—perhaps it’s time to ask why people like to see actors portraying all of those gory and sinister “games.” Continue reading

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