'Saw' to Slash Back Into Theaters This Halloween
The Halloween tradition continues
Lionsgate is bringing Saw back to theaters this Halloween to celebrate the 2004 film's 10th anniversary.
The original film, starring Cary Elwes and Danny Glover, will hit the big screen for one week starting Oct. 31.
The series, centered on the killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) and his traps in which victims have to mutilate themselves to survive, became something of a Halloween tradition between 2004 and 2010, with one film released per year.
The first installment's $103 million worldwide box-office take kicked off a series that has snared $874 million globally, making it, according to Guinness World Records, the most successful horror franchise of all time.
And it has its place in contemporary horror history: it's the first collaboration between director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell. Wan directed and Whannell wrote the first two installments of the Insidious franchise, with Whannell helming the upcoming third, and Wan's other credits include The Conjuring and Fast & Furious 7.
Other films bowing on Holloween include the horror anthology The ABCs of Death 2, the Jake Gyllenhaal psychological drama Nightcrawler, the Daniel Radcliffe starrer Horns and the thriller Before I Go to Sleep, with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.