Oct 20, 2008
Saw V - it ain't Friday the 13th...
Were you around when Friday the 13th, Part 4 came out? How about Part 3-d? Ever see Nightmare on Elm Street III, IV, or twenty-nine? Hey, there's always Halloween 3 with the goofy music and killer masks...
What have you noticed about those sequels? generally, they sucked eggs big time. Come on, you know it's true. The longer the franchises run, the worse the movies get. Even Scream succumbed to sequel-Hell.
So, why is it that we are now into the fifth installment of the SAW series, and yet nothing seems played out? Is it because each 'episode' leaves things unanswered? Is it because they are necessarily in chronological order? Is it because the Jigsaw 'puzzles' are just so 'homegrown,' it feeds on some our most primal fears?
Honestly, I don't know. All I know is that I haven't enjoyed 'horror' movies for a long time, and Saw changed all that for me. I'm looking forward to watching Saw V on DVD when it comes out, for sure.
It ain't Friday the 13th, that's for sure.