In this installment of the Saw series, director Darren Lynn Bousman and screenwriter Leigh Whannell would return to make another story by Whannell and James Wan.
This time, Jigsaw is trying to get a man named Jeff to let go of his need for revenge after he loses his son to a drunk driver. Meanwhile, Amanda Young (Shawnee Smith) kidnaps Dr. Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) who must keep Jigsaw alive for one last test.
Spoiler mode on, but this time Jigsaw is clearing up the loose ends, killing off Dina Meyer’s Detective Allison Kerry character while the opening reveals that Donnie Wahlberg’s Detective Eric Matthews has survived…well, for now at least.
The game here is that Jeff must resist the urge to kill the man who has taken everything from him while Amanda works to become the next version of Jigsaw once John Kramer (Tobin Bell) dies.
How gory is this movie? Well, several of the original posters were actually made with Tobin Bell’s blood in it, imitating the way that Kiss gave Marvel comics their blood to print the cover of Marvel Comics Super Special #1. Seriously, though, that trap with the pigs spraying blood everywhere? That was pretty rough.