First trailer for Saw X has dropped and people are calling it a 'certified horror masterpiece'

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The first trailer for the upcoming Saw movie has just dropped and its sending fans into a frenzy.

The iconic horror franchise has decided to expand its collection by one more film, and this time we're taking another trip down memory lane in what has been described as "Jigsaw's most personal game."

"Set between the events of Saw I and II, a sick and desperate John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer - only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable," reads the official IMDb description for the latest installment.

"Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through devious, deranged, and ingenious traps," it adds.

Watch the trailer:

The trailer, which was released last night, has already got fans talking, with snippets of Jigsaw's disturbing trials and traps leaving an all-too-familiar nauseous feeling.

Re-posting the two-minute trailer to Twitter, popular film account Discussing Film, got the conversation started.

"Tobin Bell must be protected at all costs. Man’s a legend. Also, trailer is [fire emoji]," wrote one user while another added: "Tobin Bell is still the goat, one of my favorite horror film characters. We will be there."

A third even described it as a "certified horror masterpiece OTW."

"I realllyyyyyy wanna watch this," another Twitter user wrote.

For Saw fanatics, this trailer couldn't have come at a better time as the previous movie in the line up, Spiral, did not seem to have such a positive reaction.

The 1 hour and a half film, starring Chris Rock and Marisol Nichols, follows the story of "a criminal mastermind" who "unleashes a twisted form of justice" in a "terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw."

Despite the thrilling description, the film scored a measley 2 stars on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 37% rating on the Tomatometer. The audience score was slightly higher, coming in at 75%, though reviews suggested that the plot was "predictable" and "disappointing."

And just to double down on it, critics were also less than impressed with Benjamin Lee of The Guardian scoring it one star.

"[Chris Rock's] attempt to reframe the gory horror franchise as a detective thriller is an ugly and embarrassingly shoddy disaster," he wrote in the piece also adding: "It’s all so rushed and half-assed, like it was cobbled together on the fly rather than intricately plotted out, stupidly written and worst of all increasingly dull, a fitting end to a rotten pile of guts that’s less book of Saw and more novelisation. Game over."

Empire's John Nugent rated it slightly better, but anything's better than one star, right?

Nugent gave it two stars before concluding: "Spiral makes an admirable stab at defibrillating an old franchise — but ultimately wastes its stars, caught in the same bear-trap of a formula that befell earlier sequels."

Big yikes.

Let's hope Saw X manages to redeem the disaster left behind by Spiral.

Saw X is set to be released on September 29.

Featured Image Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty

First trailer for Saw X has dropped and people are calling it a 'certified horror masterpiece'

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

The first trailer for the upcoming Saw movie has just dropped and its sending fans into a frenzy.

The iconic horror franchise has decided to expand its collection by one more film, and this time we're taking another trip down memory lane in what has been described as "Jigsaw's most personal game."

"Set between the events of Saw I and II, a sick and desperate John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer - only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable," reads the official IMDb description for the latest installment.

"Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through devious, deranged, and ingenious traps," it adds.

Watch the trailer:

The trailer, which was released last night, has already got fans talking, with snippets of Jigsaw's disturbing trials and traps leaving an all-too-familiar nauseous feeling.

Re-posting the two-minute trailer to Twitter, popular film account Discussing Film, got the conversation started.

"Tobin Bell must be protected at all costs. Man’s a legend. Also, trailer is [fire emoji]," wrote one user while another added: "Tobin Bell is still the goat, one of my favorite horror film characters. We will be there."

A third even described it as a "certified horror masterpiece OTW."

"I realllyyyyyy wanna watch this," another Twitter user wrote.

For Saw fanatics, this trailer couldn't have come at a better time as the previous movie in the line up, Spiral, did not seem to have such a positive reaction.

The 1 hour and a half film, starring Chris Rock and Marisol Nichols, follows the story of "a criminal mastermind" who "unleashes a twisted form of justice" in a "terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw."

Despite the thrilling description, the film scored a measley 2 stars on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 37% rating on the Tomatometer. The audience score was slightly higher, coming in at 75%, though reviews suggested that the plot was "predictable" and "disappointing."

And just to double down on it, critics were also less than impressed with Benjamin Lee of The Guardian scoring it one star.

"[Chris Rock's] attempt to reframe the gory horror franchise as a detective thriller is an ugly and embarrassingly shoddy disaster," he wrote in the piece also adding: "It’s all so rushed and half-assed, like it was cobbled together on the fly rather than intricately plotted out, stupidly written and worst of all increasingly dull, a fitting end to a rotten pile of guts that’s less book of Saw and more novelisation. Game over."

Empire's John Nugent rated it slightly better, but anything's better than one star, right?

Nugent gave it two stars before concluding: "Spiral makes an admirable stab at defibrillating an old franchise — but ultimately wastes its stars, caught in the same bear-trap of a formula that befell earlier sequels."

Big yikes.

Let's hope Saw X manages to redeem the disaster left behind by Spiral.

Saw X is set to be released on September 29.

Featured Image Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty