Friday, July 23, 2010

Movie News: The "Saw" series enters the Guinness Book of World Records

Love it or hate it, the Saw series does not fool around.  It has earned the Guinness Book of World Records title for "Most Successful Horror Movie Sequels."  After 7 movies, and $730 million in worldwide box office revenues, Saw has managed to surpass predecessors such as Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Jason Voorhees to claim the top spot.

It was announced earlier this week that this Halloween's installment, Saw 3D, will be the end of the series.  The ultra-gory finale had to be re-edited and submitted to the MPAA six times in order to get an R rating.  There are a record 11 booby traps, and the filmmakers claim that viewers' lingering questions will be answered. 

I stopped watching around the time of they left poor Donnie Walhberg on that ice block because I just couldn't follow the damn plot anymore, but this record is a pretty big achievement.  I'm tempted to watch the whole series again to see if 3D will really answer all my questions.  Might be a project for a rainy weekend.

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Anonymous said...

That's funny; I just read that somewhere the other day and thought to myself; WOW - this is one of the most profitable horror sequel story dealies? Wow.

You post a lot of great stuff here, SQ, and I thought with all the stuff you do here, that you would deserve a little something:

Like an AWARD!

Peace out.