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WATCH: The Bloody Gem That Influenced the ‘Saw’ Franchise

WATCH: The Bloody Gem That Influenced the 'Saw' Franchise

“Keep repeating, It’s only a movie…" Wes Craven’s notoriously nasty, some say degrading, Vietnam-era reworking of "The Virgin Spring" expanded the envelope for shocking depictions of depravity onscreen. Shot for peanuts in 16mm and originally relegated to grindhouses and drive-ins, it has since emerged as something of a classic and was remade in 2009.

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