If you’re a horror junkie like many of us here at Female First, then you’ll have seen many if not all of the movies in the Saw horror franchise. From the creative minds of James Wan and Leigh Whannell, it’s become quite the staple for fans of the genre across the globe.

Distributed by Lionsgate and produced by Twisted Pictures, the original film set off in motion a chain of events that would change cinema forever. Though the first Saw picture was intended to be a standalone piece, sequel after sequel would be spawned thanks to the huge success of its groundbreaking narrative.

Now, the ninth instalment in the series is to make its way to the big screen this May, called Spiral and starring the likes of Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols and Samuel L. Jackson.

Leading up to its cinematic debut, Lionsgate have brought together a trio of Saw fans to take apart the previous entries into the franchise, picking out their favourite traps and marvelling at the ingenuity that went into creating them.

Releasing twice-weekly in the run-up to Spiral's debut, each film will be explored in its own episode, with the first two already available to listen to!

Check out the rest of the podcast’s release schedule below:

  • Monday April 26th – Saw III (2006)
  • Friday April 30th - Saw IV (2007)
  • Monday May 3rd - Saw V (2008)
  • Friday May 7th – Saw VI (2009)
  • Monday May 10th – Saw: The Final Chapter (2010)
  • Friday May 14th – Jigsaw (2017)

They are hosts Anna Bogutskaya, Catherine Bray and Charlie Shackleton, who have this to say about the series: "As dedicated acolytes of the Jigsaw Killer, it was incredibly exciting for us to have the opportunity to rewatch all the Saw films for the hundredth time in the run-up to the release of Spiral. We would have been rewatching them all anyway, but getting to make a podcast about it for Lionsgate was as welcome as the key to unlock a Reverse Bear Trap before the timer runs out.”

Podcast producer Jake Cunningham adds: “Over the last two decades, the Saw series has arguably shaped the horror landscape more than any other and with Seeing Saw we hope to piece together the impact, importance and surprising charm that has kept audiences trapped for so long.

“Anna, Charlie and Catherine are true scholars of Jigsaw and their insightful, hilarious discussions will lead listeners to re-evaluate the series and want to play Jigsaw's games all over again.”

Chris Rock stars as Detective Zeke Banks in Spiral: From the Book of Saw / Picture Credit: Lionsgate Films
Chris Rock stars as Detective Zeke Banks in Spiral: From the Book of Saw / Picture Credit: Lionsgate Films

Spiral: From the Book of Saw comes to cinemas across the UK on May 17th, 2021.

RELATED: Samuel L. Jackson gets caught up in a trap in the new trailer for Spiral: From the Book of Saw

If you though the death of the Jigsaw Killer would mark the end of new movies being released within the Saw universe, think again. This May, a unique game will begin in Spiral: From the Book of Saw.

Today (March 30th, 2021) a second official trailer for the film featuring unseen footage that wasn’t featured in the first dropped, showcasing the relationship we should expect between Chris Rock’s character Detective Zeke Banks, and what looks to be his estranged father, an esteemed police veteran played by none other than Samuel L. Jackson…

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