“Some people stop to help a stranded motorist and get taken out by a passing semi, others lie, cheat, and get elected.” – Tobin Bell
Tobin Bell steps back into his black and red robe as famed serial killer John Kramer in Jigsaw, opening Halloween weekend. Jigsaw is the eighth installment of the iconic horror series Saw which blew audiences away in 2004. Directed by then newcomer James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious), the film spawned several sequels that turned Halloween into a new Saw film a year, dubbing the holiday, “If it’s Halloween, it must be Saw”.
It’s been seven years since Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, which was the seventh film in the series. Saw follows John Kramer (Tobin Bell), a man dying of cancer. Kramer tried to kill himself in a near fatal car crash but survived, making him appreciate life in a way he hadn’t before. He invents traps for people who don’t appreciate life. With specific time frames and rules, his victims must play a deadly game to survive. John Kramer died ten years ago, but some of his surviving victims have lead the torch passed on to them, putting new victims in sadistic games.
Jigsaw takes place years after Kramer and company’s killings. Bodies are turning up around New York City, each of them put through horrifying tests. All evidence points to Kramer aka Jigsaw, but how could this be? He’s been dead for ten years. The plot and twists for Jigsaw are very hush hush. Many questions are floating around like, is Kramer really dead? Will there be paranormal qualities to Jigsaw? Does he have a cult following copycatting him? With Saw providing so many twists through the years, one can only imagine until opening day.
Tobin Bell has starred in very single Saw film. In addition to Jigsaw, IMDb credits him with starring in eight other films coming out this year and next, including Sins of the Father, The Rogue, and The Marcus Garvey Story.
FilmInside’s reporter David Bruce sat down with Tobin Bell to discuss Jigsaw. Bell talks about horror films, being grossed out, and favorite horror movie villains. “I’ve had groups of skateboard kids approach me and talk about ideas in the films,” says Bell. “They don’t talk about this trap or this victim, I’ve had them say ‘They teach you stuff’”. To see more about what Tobin Bell has to say about Jigsaw, watch the exclusive video interview below.
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