Ten years ago, cinemagoers were first introduced to “Saw,” a low-budget horror flick that became an unexpectedly massive hit, ushering in a new era of no-cost, queasy, poorly shot genre films. With the movie returning to theaters this weekend for its tenth anniversary, and just in time for Halloween, Screen Junkies takes a look back in their latest Honest Trailer.
Of the many jokes this video jab takes at “Saw,” the one that’s the most spot on regards the acting. Yes, Leigh Whannel is pretty terrible, but so too was Cary Elwes. Frankly, the performances were so bad in this movie it’s surprising people were able to look past it and get involved and/or terrified by the otherwise wacky premise, which, as the Honest Trailer points out, got milked to absurd levels in the subsequent sequels. So take a trip down memory lane and watch below. And man, director James Wan has come a long way….