Saw “Legacy” is Next Installment to the Franchise

Saw, the next installment to the over exhausted franchise is igniting the web. Various news sources and genre specific outlets are reporting the exclusive report issued by The Tracking board. This latest revelation outlines Hollywood’s lack of creativity.  According to the article:

“Lionsgate has tapped writing duo Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger to pen “Saw: Legacy…

Released in 2004, “Saw” combined a perfect blend of Horror and Mystery. Director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell ventured into an unexplored avenue of Psychological Horror. The creative duo placed “Saw” within the upper echelons of Horror cinema. “Saw” is a prime example that a story driven narrative is all that’s required for a successful Horror film.  Absent were the cheap fright tactics prevalent in modern Horror films. Yet, the jump scares, special effects and gore took center stage in the seven sequels that followed. Many are unaware that the first installment had no scenes of gore or unnecessary visuals of gratuitous violence. 

Hollywood milked the life out of this movie franchise. The series were idiotically classified under the horror sub-genre called “Torture Porn”.  Elements contained within these films fell within the niche released during this cinematic era. The article published by The Tracking Board states that “Torture Porn” classified movies:

“..due to their graphic content and gratuitous B-movie bloodshed.”

The classification in actuality was a marketing ploy.  A gimmick to garner interest among casual horror enthusiasts and bolster box office draws.

Interest in the “Saw” franchise dwindled over the course of its twelve year reign. Below is an estimated rating percentage on each film in the “Saw” franchise. The calculations are based from film review and entertainment news website Rotten Tomatoes.

[one_half]Franchise Entry[/one_half][one_half_last]Rotten Tomatoes metric[/one_half_last]

[one_half]I [/one_half][one_half_last]48%[/one_half_last]

[one_half]II [/one_half][one_half_last]36%[/one_half_last]

[one_half]III[/one_half][one_half_last]28%[/one_half_last]

[one_half]IV[/one_half][one_half_last]17%[/one_half_last]

[one_half]V[/one_half][one_half_last]12%[/one_half_last]

[one_half]VI [/one_half][one_half_last]37%[/one_half_last]

[one_half]3D[/one_half][one_half_last]9%[/one_half_last]

The question remains, why create another “Saw” film? The reply is; a resounding lack of creative engine. The article goes on to state that Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger have an:

“..ability to craft creative kills while maintaining an undercurrent of devilish humor, Legacy could prove to have the right combination of self-awareness and shocking gore needed to jolt the franchise back to life.”

Translation:

“Saw: Legacy” will feature gratuitous gore and violence with a fusion of comedic aspects. The writers know what audiences crave. The formula they’ll offer will resurrect a deceased franchise… for no reason whatsoever. In reality, “Saw: Legacy” will bury the franchise into an abysmal grave. The film will adequately fit within the realm of horror films to be best forgotten. A regurgitation of a franchise is not needed. Infuse life into the Horror genre with original and thought provoking content instead. Wake up Hollywood and take a look at the prosperous talent emerging within the indie film circuit.

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Source: The Tracking board

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