Buy a ticket for Saw III…

Posted by Peter Hall - October 27th 2006 @ 4:09 pm

… along with every other 17-32 year old male in the United States.  However, I’m not telling you to buy a ticket because I’m recommending the movie (I’m not dying to battle the opening weekend crowds myself), but I’m plugging the flick as a favor for a friend.  Actors on the bottom rung always support each other, and my buddy Dwight (as seen in this self-made photoshop of a shot from The LAN, which Dwight helped me "produce") has asked me to spread the word on his acting friend J. LaRose and his part in the latest Saw.  Though I’d contend the man isn’t going to need any help filling seats, if it doesn’t push at least close to $25 million opening weekend, I’ll be shocked.

If you’ve seen any images from the movie, you’ve undoubtedly seen the man with chains running in and out of his body.  This is J. LaRose as the opening victim, Troy.  My money says he isn’t going to survive past the 6 minute mark, so he’ll most likely need an acting gig after he exits the popular franchise.  Your dollars probably won’t even be noticed in the scheme of things, but hey, at least you’ll have a more noble reason for supporting the film and its aspiring cast than wanting to see as legally close to a snuff film as you can get.


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  1. October 27th, 2006 | 4:50 pm | #1

    but hey, at least you’ll have a more noble reason for supporting the film and its aspiring cast than wanting to see as legally close to a snuff film as you can get.

    When did you turn into Martha Fischer? Couldn’t the majority of the movies you review here be considered snuff films?

    (I don’t get all the Saw hate either, but whatever.)

  2. October 27th, 2006 | 5:09 pm | #2

    Review yes, the movies I enjoy, no. I’m actually not too fond of gore fore gore’s sake. But I’ll give props to great make up when props are due.

    I’ll take story any day of the week.

  3. October 27th, 2006 | 6:08 pm | #3

    Oh c’mon, it’s all in good fun! :)

  4. andy sell
    October 30th, 2006 | 1:59 pm | #4

    i did buy a ticket.

    and boy do i wish i hadn’t.

    aside from the “surgery” scene (which i only appreciated for its ability to make me literally squirm in my seat)… this thing was worthless.

  5. andy sell
    October 30th, 2006 | 2:05 pm | #5

    p.s. – all of the Saw movie pretty much blow.

    great premise.

    lousy execution.

  6. October 30th, 2006 | 5:12 pm | #6

    Damnit. Not that I had high hopes for the movie, but I’ve only been to the theater 3 times this year for good horror and Saw III kind of marks the awkward gap in genre releases until the January slop drips out.

  7. andy sell
    October 30th, 2006 | 6:20 pm | #7

    Yeah. I know. Hate to be the bearer of bad news.

    But hey, there’s always the After Dark Horrorfest in November.

    Maybe some of those will be decent.

    then again, that “surgery” scene might be worth the ticket price on its own… maybe.

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