Jigsaw Written Review

Title Jigsaw (Saw 8)
Year 2017
Distributor Lionsgate
Availability In Theaters | On Bluray, DVD and VOD (Jan 2018 est.)
Director Spierig Brothers
Actors Tobin Bell, Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie
Review The much anticipated Jigsaw is here. Did it live up to the expectations?

We were cautious about this, to say the least. The Phantom especially, this being her favorite horror franchise. The previous seven films made so much sense together, that it was quite bold to add an eighth one. Especially since the only cast member to reprise his role is Tobin Bell, as Jigsaw himself. However, we were pleasantly surprised.

Does Jigsaw equal its predecessors in every sense? Not necessarily. The deathtraps are not especially inventive, but they don’t disappoint either. It’s not super gory, but it has some very decent kills. Does it feel like part of a whole? Absolutely (Phantom — not necessarily for BillChete it’s a stretch). They developed the story to fit the universe, even if there were some things that don’t quite click. We really wish they had brought more old cast members back, though, so certain parts would’ve made more sense. The end, we’re happy to report, took us completely by surprise, which is saying a lot. You definitely have to pay attention while watching, and even then they’ll probably fool you.

The acting in this movie is good, as usual, with only one mild exception. Even then, it’s not bad, just a bit overacted (we’ve seen reviews saying that there’s bad acting in this movie. They have obviously not seen bad acting). The feel of the movie is dark and completely Saw-esque. Of course, the pig mask makes an apparition, as does Billy the puppet, with some glowing eyes that we weren’t crazy about. Billy is just fine with his regular eyes, thank you very much. The Saw music is there too, even though it’s not as prevalent as in the previous ones. That is definitely a negative.

Should you watch Jigsaw and add it to your collection? We think you should. It’s a very decent addition to the family. As for the possibility of further development of the franchise, we think they should stop. If they choose to go on, however, they’d better bring back past members and have super brilliant ideas, because they could spoil one of the few franchises that feel like one cohesive story.

 

Ratings

BillChete
Lady Phantom
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Jigsaw’s Billy Puppet Glow In The Dark T-Shirts

Jigsaw, the long-awaited eighth installment in the franchise, is still in theaters (limited) via Lionsgate. Fright-Rags celebrates the return of the modern horror icon with a new collection of T-shirts – including one that glows in the dark – and enamel pins from the film.

These items along with a lot of other horror merchandise are on sale now at Fright-Rags.com!

Editor’s Comment: On the heels of our upcoming detailed written review of Jigsaw in 3 days by BillChete and Lady Phantom these shirts look awesome, although we feel overpriced at $27.00 each from small to 4x size. True Saw fans will love these new items from the ever popular and growing horror memorabilia site Fright Rags.

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Streaming Horror Society

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Darien Brock hosts this new horror podcast debuting back on July 2017 whereas BillChete had the fine opportunity to be their first guest. This show analyzes 1 (one) movie an episode clocking in around 30 minutes each. What’s great is this podcast guides you through a horror film (new and old) that is currently streaming on one of the premier spots like Netflix, Amazon and Shudder with a movie rating provided at the end.

Darien always has a guest on the show that’s known in the horror sphere to help him analyze the current film. Jeff Hammer a main contributor to the site and podcast appears from time to time even hosting a show here and there.

Streaming Horror Society currently has 16 shows in the books and they air a new episode almost weekly! BillChete and Lady Phantom highly recommend tuning into this podcast and checking out there website for another regular diet of horror goodness.

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Video 061: Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

HORROR On The Go presents its eighth installment of Cooking With Phantom.

Lady Phantom prepares and cooks scrumptious Mozzarella Sticks that are cheesy goodness for your mouth. Follow along with the Phantom as she makes 16 amazingly tasteful sticks that rival any restaurant out there. Plus she lays down the exact way to make them as to provide the most stringy and tasty sticks following her recipe to the tee for the perfect blend of succulent mozzarella sticks!

Ingredients:
8 oz mozzarella bar
3 eggs
1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 cups vegetable oil

Dipping Sauce:
1/4 cup Marinara Sauce

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