When Jigsaw was first announced by the folks at Lionsgate, and Saw: The Final Chapter was no longer the swan song promised, horror fans were understandably worried that the series was about to go one step too far and, dare we say it, jump the shark.
And while those questions continue to loom large in anticipation of Jigsaw‘s release this Friday, October 27th, Mandela Van Peebles recently sat down with ComicBook.com to offer a timely preview of Michael and Peter Spierig’s horror sequel, and all of the surprises it has in store.
In short, if you’re a fan of torture porn and/or the franchise’s knack for nightmarish, blood-curdling traps, then Jigsaw will be right up your street, as Peebles reveals:
It’s pretty under wraps. I just would love to say everything about the past Saw films that keeps you coming back, we have that. I don’t know if you still remember those movies, but twists and surprises and unexpected turns are a really big thing for me in horror movies.
And don’t be fooled into thinking that you have Jigsaw all figured out, either; despite the inevitable return of Tobin Bell’s demented serial killer, Mandela Van Peebles believes Lionsgate’s horror pic packs enough twists and turns to keep audiences guessing right up until the very end. Also, the traps are apparently “out of this world,” so the faint of heart need not apply.
This Jigsaw has some nice surprises around the corner, and I’m looking forward to it I think it’s going to be my favorite Saw movie, with or without me acting in it. I feel like I would think the same. And I haven’t even seen it all the way through yet, but just being on set, seeing the set design. The traps we have this time around are, I mean, ridiculous. The designs they did were out of this world. Really talented people working on set. Like I said, the technology available, everything is just coupled together with the twists in the script. I think we’ve got something here, and I’m excited for it.
It’s (almost) time to play: Jigsaw slices and dices its way into theaters on October 27th, when Laura Vandervoort, Tobin Bell and Callum Keith Rennie will round out the ensemble cast.