Spiral - The legacy of Saw, the terrifying new chapter of the horror saga arrives at the cinema

Spiral - The legacy of Saw, the terrifying new chapter of the horror saga arrives at the cinema

Spiral - The legacy of Saw

Starting today, June 16, 2021, the terrifying new chapter of one of the most famous and gory horror sagas of cinema arrives in all cinemas. The new film is directed by Darren Bousman and stars the likes of Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson in the cast.

First of all, here's the trailer:

Spiral - The legacy of Saw will be the first installment of the series not to be released in theaters in October. It is, however, to all intents and purposes the new chapter of James Wan's horror saga born in 2004. 01 Distibution is committed to bringing this horror classic to Italian cinemas, where you can discover the new course of the legend of the Riddler .

It is, in fact, a real reboot, despite being written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, former screenwriters of Saw Legacy (2017), and has Darren Bousman, the director behind the camera. of Saw II - The solution of the riddle (2005), Saw III - The endless riddle (2006) and Saw IV (2007), or the three chapters of the franchise that have grossed the most at the global box office. It is therefore a hyper-ambitious project, which aims to satisfy long-time fans and give new life to the series.

To celebrate the event, our colleagues at Movieplayer will dedicate, starting at 6pm, an entire live broadcast that will retrace all the strengths of this cinematic saga. In case you are a fan, it could be a nice way to get some shivers down your spine on these hot June days!

Below, the official synopsis of Spiral - The legacy of Saw:

A sadistic mind enacts a twisted form of justice in SPIRAL, the adrenaline-pumping new chapter in the SAW saga. Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), cheeky detective Ezekiel 'Zeke' Banks (Chris Rock) and his fledgling partner (Max Minghella) take on a shocking investigation of murders that remember the disturbing past of the city. Unknowingly trapped in an ever-deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the morbid killer game.

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Spiral: Sequel or spin-off to Saw Legacy

With the latest installment to the Saw story releasing today, May 14th, long-time fans are curious as to whether Spiral: From the Book of Saw is a sequel to John Kramer's legacy or simply a copy cat?

In 2004, a mark was left upon the world of horror and thrillers as John Kramer introduced audiences to his twisted teaching methods that required people who did wrong by him and by society to look on the inside... Sometimes, literally.

Directed by James Wan and featuring Cary Elwes, the original Saw film added depth to gore that went beyond typical horror tropes. Although the unique twist in the films was that individuals were being held accountable for the wrong they had done to Kramer and others, the more elaborate element of the films was the ability to transfer the identity of the Jigsaw Killer from one individual to the next.

Though John Kramer is the first Jigsaw Killer seen, audiences learn from later films that Amanda Young and Dr. Lawrence Gordon had also had a turn behind the dreaded pig mask.

Here, piggy, pig, pig. {Image via Lionsgate, Saw 2004}

Here, piggy, pig, pig. {Image via Lionsgate, Saw 2004}Here, piggy, pig, pig. {Image via Lionsgate, Saw 2004}

With the series being known for its ability to surprise viewers by those who currently carry Kramer's legacy, the release of Spiral catches audiences not only by surprise, as it was not majorly advertised, but also by surprise in the sense of wondering who the killer could possibly be now.

Long-time Jigsaw fanatics also recognized that the eighth Saw film that was released in 2017, titled 'Jigsaw,' took place chronologically nearly a decade before the original Saw film in 2004. Thus, leaving fans of the franchise too also wondering where the new film, 'Spiral,' falls within the timeline.

**Disclaimer: Minor film details will be discussed at this point. Readers looking to avoid any sort of spoilers, or more mature content, should stop reading now.**

Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures' feature film, titled 'Spiral: From the Book of Saw,' in theaters as early as last night though officially airing today, May 14th, is not a direct sequel to Jigsaw nor any previous Saw film.

Though the infamous Jigsaw killer is recognized as the inspiration behind the murders as a pig mask and puppet are seen on-screen, this storyline stands independent from previously mentioned characters.

The only similarities and connections between Spiral and the other eight Saw films are the methods of the murders and the attempt at throwing the audience off the trail of the killer. It also has the film's director, Darren Lynn Bousman, attempting to re-create the iconic struggle shot as victims attempt to escape their puzzling traps any other way than the way they have been instructed to do so.

Audiences of the film will feel both a bit of nostalgia and unfamiliarity in watching Spiral: From the Book of Saw. This is due in part to the predictable plot line and usage of moral-correcting traps, as well as the victims' inability to truly escape their traps.

Spiral is clearly working towards expanding the Saw cinematic storyline in its creation of a Jigsaw Killer copy cat, which provides it with the label of 'Spin-Off' instead of 'Sequel'. Nonetheless, the experience of watching the film in theaters will be as exciting and entertaining as ever.