“SAW’’ is slicing its way back into theaters this fall and, thankfully, it won’t be another, bloody sequel.
The seven-part franchise’s 2004 original film, directed by James Wan, will be getting a limited theatrical rerelease this Halloween to celebrate the flick’s 10th anniversary.
The hit horror classic will be in theaters for one week starting on Friday, Oct. 31, with select screenings beginning on Thursday, Oct. 30.
“The launch of ‘SAW’ was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio,’’ said Lionsgate President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Jason Constantine in a press release. “We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004.’’
Since the release of the original “SAW,’’ the franchise has grossed over $874 million at the box office worldwide, which set a Guiness world record for the “Most Successful Horror Franchise’’ of all-time.
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