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Nordicdusk 18th October 2021 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Demoncrat (Post 661673)
20 minutes I lasted, so kudos for sitting through it. :nod:

Its extremely rare i turn a film off no matter how bad i just always have to see the end i wish i wasnt like that some times :happy:

Demdike@Cult Labs 18th October 2021 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Nordicdusk (Post 661674)
I have a free copy of the studio canal blu ray going if you want it.

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Thank you, most kind of you but i bought a copy a few weeks ago.

Now if you'd said Escape from New York...

I see you have a Samsung tv going off the remote. Looks to be exactly the same remote as mine.

Nordicdusk 18th October 2021 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 661682)
Thank you, most kind of you but i bought a copy a few weeks ago.

Now if you'd said Escape from New York...

I see you have a Samsung tv going off the remote. Looks to be exactly the same remote as mine.

No problem. Yeah my tv is a samsung they always seem to be the most reliable tvs my father and girlfriend had the same samsung hdtv for years and still are perfect only got rid to upgrade to 4K i always stick to samsung with mobiles too for the same reason.

MrBarlow 18th October 2021 10:00 PM

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Jaws Of Satan. 1981.

A priest who's ancestors were cursed battles Satan who has taken form of a giant snake.

People believe that snakes are a serpent of hell so who why shouldn't the devil himself possess one, Bob Claver who usually works on TV series maybe wanted to brash out onto films and be taken seriously as a horror film maker and was given this and he did try his dam hardest to make it work. Frtiz Weaver plays the man of the church who looses his faith and finds restoration by battling a giant snake. This isn't great but also not that bad and to be honest it's way better than Sharkexorcist.

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MrBarlow 19th October 2021 12:00 AM

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Night Screams. 1987.

A local teen throws a house party with some friends while two escaped killers from the nearby asylum decide to crash the party.

We got a bunch of twenty something year old adults playing teens, one would rather watch porn while his girlfriend is sat next to him trying her best to distract him...if that is her best then he may as well continue to watch the television. This was well slow paced and when the killings started I was rooting for the bad guys by the end, the acting is not great to the point I think the actors actually forgot they were to be in a serious horror film.

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nosferatu42 19th October 2021 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 661682)
Thank you, most kind of you but i bought a copy a few weeks ago.

Now if you'd said Escape from New York...

I see you have a Samsung tv going off the remote. Looks to be exactly the same remote as mine.

Wow Dem, I've got a Samsung too but I wouldn't have noticed that in a million years...

Eagle eyes Dem.

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Eagle eyes Dem relaxing in the garden...

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Eagles eyes, thousand yard stare, you weren't there man, you weren't there Dem....

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MrBarlow 19th October 2021 01:51 AM

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Oculus. 2013.

A woman tries to prove that the murders committed by her brother were in fact down to a supernatural force possessing a mirror.

This one I have watched a few times and seems to get better with every viewing, a haunted mirror has been done before with Amityville: Next Generation and a bit lower budget than this film, this does play on your mind as to what is real and what isn't , total mind f#ck.

Karen Gillian and Brenton Thwaites play the siblings Kaylie and Tim who set out to prove what happened in their childhood. From start to finish this has a good steady pace and never gets dull or boring just more entertaining as it goes. with some good tense and suspense moments nicely crafted in.

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MrBarlow 19th October 2021 03:40 AM

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Prom Night II. 1987.

In 1957 Mary Lou Maloney is crowned Prom Queen and is killed by her jilted boyfriend. 30 years later she is seeking revenge when her jilted boyfriend is now principal of the school and possesses the body of a student.

The first one was a slasher movie and now this one goes down the supernatural route...have I been watching more supernatural films this time round or am I loosing my marbles?? back to topic...Never upset a girl or she may go Carrie on you, this film seemed to borrowed that element of horror. There is some humour in this but it doesn't go over the top and a nice view of the girls locker and shower time, think the ending could have been played out differently, this was entertaining.

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Demoncrat 19th October 2021 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Nordicdusk (Post 661674)
I have a free copy of the studio canal blu ray going if you want it.

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Cough
I am a brazen demon me, this still on offer ahem?? :rolleyes::behindsofa:

J Harker 19th October 2021 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 661682)
Thank you, most kind of you but i bought a copy a few weeks ago.



Now if you'd said Escape from New York...



I see you have a Samsung tv going off the remote. Looks to be exactly the same remote as mine.

Currently 8.99 on Amazon is Escape From New York Dem.

Sent from my SM-G780G using Tapatalk

Demdike@Cult Labs 19th October 2021 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by J Harker (Post 661721)
Currently 8.99 on Amazon is Escape From New York Dem.

Sent from my SM-G780G using Tapatalk

Yeah, thanks.. I've not long watched the dvd that came out from the 4K remaster so am not in any rush.

Demdike@Cult Labs 19th October 2021 05:04 PM

October 18th
 
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The Hollow (2004)

The Hollow, a modern day reconstruction of Sleepy Hollow, is one of those Halloween films that i always return to. It really isn't anything that special when it comes down to it but i always find it enjoyable hokum.

Perhaps it's the great looking horseman with a fiery pumpkin in place of it's head, maybe it's Stacy Keach and his grizzled 'You were warned' style performance that comes straight out of a Hammer Dracula film or perhaps it's Kaley Cuoco in her cheerleader outfit? Who knows?

It's a bit funny, a bit gory, a bit sexy, a bit scary, but not exactly remarkable, however i always enjoy it.

Hammer House of Horror - Charlie Boy (1980)

If only this tale of an African carved voodoo fetish doll were by Ken Russell. The ugly yet quite groovy looking doll would be replaced with a large phallic dildo most likely used as a strap on by Amanda Donohoe who would then penetrate her chosen victims to death.

Sadly it isn't but a cast of Doctor Who alumni (Angela Bruce, Janet Fielding, Marius Goring) add interest to what is an enjoyable tale of voodoo violence.

trebor8273 19th October 2021 06:00 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWplTuHJJHg

While the other films in the series might not be the best films ever made they where all enjoyable in their own way, but not this one it just looks cheap and even by phantasm standards it doesn't make much sense, so many more ways they could of went with it, a terrible end for a great series .


Now watching a film that still creeps me out years since I first watched it as a kid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS-sXcx30O4

MrBarlow 19th October 2021 06:29 PM

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Re-Animator. 1985.

A new student arrives on campus in New England and gets his room mate involved in the experiment of re-animation of dead tissue that he was working on in Switzerland with another doctor.

Very tongue in cheek black humour horror, Jeffrey Combs plays the odd ball big specs glasses student who has devised a serum to bring back the dead until it disappears and more dead bodies become alive and kicking. Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton play the two lovers who become embroiled in the experiment and find the real horror with the top bullying doctor. There is a nice homage to Psycho with the opening theme that fits will with the tone of the film.

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bleakshaun 19th October 2021 06:41 PM

Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...raiser_III.png

Actually this was the first Hellraiser movie I watched when I was wee. I still have a lot of love for it, in spite of it being hot garbage compared to 1 and 2.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 19th October 2021 06:43 PM

Sunday:

The original HALLOWEEN in 4k-Scream Factories transfer knocks that last pisser right out the park.

The one.The only.The classic.Halloween.:cool:

Also:
HALLOWEEN III in 4K
Absolute classic.Never looked or sounded better.
Creepy,atmospheric and violent. :clap:

MrBarlow 19th October 2021 08:21 PM

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Saw. 2004.

Two men wake up in a room chained and have no recollection how they go there and soon become aware they are pawns in a sadistic killer's game.

I don't know about the rest of you on your thoughts about this film, To me this isn't a horror it's more psychological thriller, for the budget it was given and the actors that were used are able to use their experience and make it look more tense. James Wan was able to create something new with Leigh Whannell with plenty of twists and turns that makes you think who the mastermind is behind it all. Brilliant movie of 2004.

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MrBarlow 19th October 2021 10:07 PM

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Saw II. 2005.

Detectives Eric Matthews and Kerry find the hideout for Jigsaw and with a S.W.A.T team go to arrest him only to be told there is another game being played with 8 people one of them is Eric's son Daniel, Jigsaw gives Eric a game to play as well.

This one kinda steps up the notch from being a psychological film to a bit of a horror filled with suspense and tension, Darren Lynn Bouseman takes over the directors chair and made a decent sequel, it does go back slightly to John "Jigsaw" Kramer's past and how he tests people's limit to stay alive.

Donnie Wahlberg plays Eric who slowly uncovers the secret of the people in the house and shows a few sides, the angry father, the worried father and the corrupt policeman he is, like the previous film this comes with a few added twists that play out well and a great sequel written by Bousman and Leigh Whannell

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MrBarlow 19th October 2021 11:44 PM

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Saw III.2006.

John "Jigsaw" Kramer" now slowly dying with his protege kidnap a doctor to keep him alive so he can do another game with a bitter man named Jeff who wants revenge for his son's death, who is actually being tested?

This is when the franchise kicks up the next notch to extreme horror, were the films films the inspiration for the "Escape Room" games, it may not be mind blowing, some scenes can be cringe worthy even during the brain op I still clenched my fists, just glad I wasn't getting any running commentary from Angie. Tobin Bell who plays John actually does a really good job at how he explains his games, yet he isn't a murderer. I like at the end they seem to do flash backs of every game player. Will admit i'm glad I upgraded these to Blu-Ray, decent sound and picture quality.

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MrBarlow 20th October 2021 05:58 AM

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Saw IV. 2007.

S.W.A.T. team leader Rigg is determined to find Eric Matthews as he believes he is still alive and is now tested by Jigsaw. When Kerry's body is found, two F.B.I agents Straum and Perez are assigned to find where the new game is being played and who is playing.

When I first saw this one I was confused and felt a bit let down the way the story was going, after a few re-watches It grew on me, This is a game within a game, I can see what the creators were doing trying to add Saw III and IV together, three people playing the game at once which was a good idea and a good way to add the twist to the story.

Lyriq Bent plays a good part as Rigg and shows flashbacks as his time a police officer who seemed determined to help everyone who can't help themselves. Costas Mandylor returns as detective Hoffman and a new victim in the game or so we think, the traps are well thought of and executed greatly.

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Justin101 20th October 2021 09:52 AM

I had planned to watch the entire Saw franchise this October, I've only seen the first 2, but I don't have the time now without sacrificing all of the other (and potentially better) films I have lined up.

MrBarlow 20th October 2021 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 661771)
I had planned to watch the entire Saw franchise this October, I've only seen the first 2, but I don't have the time now without sacrificing all of the other (and potentially better) films I have lined up.

I will try not to spoil them for you Justin

MrBarlow 20th October 2021 12:56 PM

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Saw V. 2009

With Hoffman hailed a hero for escaping the game, Agent Straum decides to steal files on everyone who has played Jigsaw's game and tries to make a connection while five people start a new game.

I remember seeing this one in the cinema and a few people clinging to each other and their seats and a few choice of swear words coming out of their mouths. This one is better the four, as we know who is the accomplice and how its paced out it is and more flashbacks are shown, one or two of the games may seem a bit sadistic and tense and as Jigsaw once said "There will be blood" this goes beyond just showing blood. The game players are great as they seem to be strangers and can easily turn on each other to survive.

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MrBarlow 20th October 2021 01:27 PM

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Saw VI. 2009

Hoffman and the F.B.I are working together both keeping secrets from each other, Insurance Exec is tested with a formula he has developed on who should benefit and who shouldn't in a game designed by Jigsaw.

This one seems different, it doesn't tie in with any other of the previous films it's like the makers just went lets do something new with a one person player and torture this guy in different ways and cause him excruciating pain we can inflict on a human body. There is one or two good traps and who ever makes them up is a genius or a sadistic wacko who lives on the rule of horror...The innocent must suffer. Betsy Russell from Saw 4 and 5 returns with a more major role in her character along with Costas Mandylor and some more flashbacks with Tobin Bell.

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MrBarlow 20th October 2021 02:57 PM

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Saw 3D. 2010.

A self help group of survivors aided by another survivor of the game may find himself in another game for a different reason. The accomplice of Jigsaw is playing mind games with one reason and goes to great lengths to get Jill Tuck.

I have mixed feelings about this one, Carey Elwes returns as Dr. Gordon who seems a bit unbalanced, not because he cut his foot off in the first but more mental state and we uncover why. Doing these back to back they have been entertaining and can see a somewhat of a connection with previous instalments but doesn't seem to be played out well or lack of explanation and a bit more of a body count and more blood, this seems to lack the tension or suspense.

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Demdike@Cult Labs 20th October 2021 03:35 PM

October 19th
 
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976-EVIL (1988)

A tedious eighties horror from director Robert Englund about a creepy fortune telling phone line that is actually used by Satan to corrupt mortals into doing nefarious deeds. Mortals such as Hoax, a teen who goes through life being picked on by his so called friends. Thanks to Satan's power Hoax can now exact revenge on all those who wronged him.

I suppose it's preferable to invoking the demon Pumpkinhead to kill everyone but only slightly.

Anyway, the long and short of it is is that 976-EVIL is so eighties it practically hurts. The firsy half is fairly slow moving high school hi-jinks but things do improve in a climax of great eighties day-glo FX in that Poltergeist manner and cool make up but it's just not scary at all nor is their any tension or that much excitement.

I took it to CEX this lunchtime as they gave me 11 cash for it which is a whole penny more than i paid for it in the Eureka sale last Thursday. That's 11 extra to spend in the upcoming Powerhouse sale. :woot:

Halloween II (1981)

Seeing as i now have Halloween III to watch on Blu-ray thanks to Justin i thought i'd watch that on Halloween instead of this sequel in a break from tradition. So dug out the dvd again with the commentary by Kim Newman and Stephen Jones.

You can tell it's going to be a fun listen when Newman introduces himself as "Author, critic and general know it all".

A highly listenable commentary that i really recommend. As far as i'm aware it's only available on the early Sanctuary UK dvd which if anyone's interested is currently being sold at Asda for 3 (A 2011 Scanbox reissue). It's worth picking up purely for the commentary.

Justin101 20th October 2021 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 661784)
976-EVIL (1988)

A tedious eighties horror from director Robert Englund

Awe, I thought you'd enjoy that one sorry! At least you got your money back :D

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 20th October 2021 04:19 PM

FFS Mr Barlow!!

You on SAW Viagra? :lol:

That's some staying power!

Never made it by the second chapter tbh.....

Demdike@Cult Labs 20th October 2021 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 661788)
Awe, I thought you'd enjoy that one sorry! At least you got your money back :D

I did too. It wasn't 'enough' really in any department when you put it up against the likes of Fright Night, Return of the Living Dead and so on.

trebor8273 20th October 2021 05:50 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MrUnkozRc4

It's basically nearly the same as the first , differences are its set in a fancy apartment block and demons come through tv, instead of being in a cinema we still even have a gang cruising around.

Not as good as the original and doesn't seem quite as violent but still some great kills and like the gremlin rip off. Nearly all the same actors from the first are in this.


Tonight a Kevin Tenney double.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvDhZ15EA5s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ7gSRfUCH0

MrBarlow 20th October 2021 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 661790)
FFS Mr Barlow!!

You on SAW Viagra? :lol:

That's some staying power!

Never made it by the second chapter tbh.....

I been off work yesterday and today (annual days off) so decided binge watch on them, just watched Jigsaw, comment to follow.

MrBarlow 20th October 2021 06:49 PM

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Jigsaw. 2017.

Dead bodies start appearing in places over the city after meeting a gruesome death, everything seems to point to John Kramer who has been dead for 10 years.

When this first came out I must have watched a edited version I never really gave it much praise and was hesitant to watch it but gave it a second watch and enjoyed it this time round. one or two bits are a bit cringe worthy, only thing that gets to me, there is no mention from the previous film and what happened to Doctor Gordon? the traps are decent and something new with good blood gore amount, the acting may not be perfect but it is watchable.


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bleakshaun 20th October 2021 07:50 PM

Halloween 3: Season of the Witch

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ilm_poster.jpg

It's been a long time since I saw this one. Initially I hated it the first time I saw it but it's grown to me more and more as time has went on.

trebor8273 20th October 2021 08:04 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ7gSRfUCH0

A enjoyable 80s cheese fest, a bunch of teens hold a Halloween party at a abandoned funeral home, soon a demon is unleashed and begins possession and killing the teens. Some good deaths but the film is probably remember more for Linnea Quigley beaver!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvDhZ15EA5s&t=9s

AVOID, AVOID AVOID this steaming pile of dog shit, terrible acting and direction looks like.it was shot using a handheld camera , just seems the female actors where hired for the size of the chests and near!y all get naked for no apparent reason and it just feels like really soft core , channel 4 porn. Only good thing it had some good Gore but even that couldn't save this dumpster fire of a movie, even at 1.49 feel ripped off.

Now watching
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAZEWtyhpes

Which is the perfect antidote after that shitfest!

MrBarlow 20th October 2021 08:07 PM

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Spiral. 2021.

A copycat killer of Jigsaw is targeting officers at a police precinct, where two detectives try to uncover who is doing the killings.

Wasn't too keen on it when I watched this a few months...and still not keen on it now, Chris Rock in a horror film really doesn't work, Samuel L. Jackson in a horror that does work. Yeah the traps were crafted decently but not really cringe worthy and like a previous film that John Kramer said (not saying what one) some games are unwinnable. I thought Jigsaw was a weak entry but this one tops it, but hey at least they kept the original music by Charlie Clouser.

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MrBarlow 20th October 2021 10:06 PM

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Hell Niight. 1981.

In order to get into a fraternity, 4 people have to spend the night in a house where a man killed his family and his son who witnessed the killings may still be in the house.

This is one slasher/killer movie I have always enjoyed watching, you got Linda Blair in a dress where her chest is just about saying hello, decent kills and people playing pranks on each other. I was glad this was getting a upgrade to Blu-Ray, but WTF have they done to it, seriously their costumes look brighter that basically just about hurt my eyes, the sound keeps going up and down in parts then towards the end it's like everything went back to normal like it did on DVD, why basterdise a classic movie.


Whoever messed about with this guess what
FOR A ASS KICKING

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Demdike@Cult Labs 20th October 2021 10:09 PM

I didn't think there was anything wrong with the colours. :confused:

MrBarlow 20th October 2021 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 661848)
I didn't think there was anything wrong with the colours. :confused:

Marty and Jeff both wear red, Marty's dress was a bit darker red, but for some reason both are dark red. Seth's Robin Hood outfit was light green but its darker green, even the opening credits are a bit brighter. The colour was bearable but the sound was up and down a lot

Demdike@Cult Labs 20th October 2021 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by MrBarlow (Post 661849)
Marty and Jeff both wear red, Marty's dress was a bit darker red, but for some reason both are dark red. Seth's Robin Hood outfit was light green but its darker green, even the opening credits are a bit brighter.

In comparison to what?

nicholasrope 20th October 2021 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by MrBarlow (Post 661825)
Jigsaw. 2017.

Dead bodies start appearing in places over the city after meeting a gruesome death, everything seems to point to John Kramer who has been dead for 10 years.

When this first came out I must have watched a edited version I never really gave it much praise and was hesitant to watch it but gave it a second watch and enjoyed it this time round. one or two bits are a bit cringe worthy, only thing that gets to me, there is no mention from the previous film and what happened to Doctor Gordon? the traps are decent and something new with good blood gore amount, the acting may not be perfect but it is watchable.


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