Trailer: Spiral

Chris Rock plays against type as the leading man in this, the ninth installment of the horror mega-franchise, Saw. In addition to acting, Rock also serves as executive producer and provided the story treatment from which the script was developed. Costarring Samuel L. Jackson, this appears to be a very different Saw film than the last few installments of the original series. The short trailer teases a return to the gritty horror best encapsulated by the first film in the series. 

Story details seem relatively light, but the teaser does it’s job well. My expectations are somewhat tempered by the fact that the script has the same writers as 2017’s Jigsaw, which purported to be a return to form for the series, but which ultimate fell somewhat short for me. Even so, I remain very interested to see Spiral come May 2020.

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