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Saw (2003)

Not Rated | | Short, Crime, Horror | 2003 (USA)
David, an orderly at a hospital, tells his horrific story of being kidnapped and forced to play a vile game of survival.

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David, an orderly at a hospital, tells his horrific story of being kidnapped and forced to play a vile game of survival.

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Cop: Are you greatful, David?
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The birth of the new generation's horror!
31 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The short film, SAW, shows very clever filmmaking in the horror genre. There hasn't been anything clever like this short film for years.

David, an orderly of a hospital, has been kidnapped and faces his ultimate test. He must survive by killing another man that holds the key to his freedom. He wakes up, having a rusty contraption strapped to his face. Then, a mysterious puppet on the TV says if he doesn't remove the trap off his face in sixty seconds, his jaw will be ripped open.

Once this short gets green-lit into a major motion picture, this exact scene has been tweaked up and was used in the first SAW film. It's heart-pounding and fun to watch! I recommend this short film to not just to SAW fans, but to curious folks that want to take step into the world of horror. Great short film!


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