The horror genre has always been a playground for filmmakers to explore the darkest corners of human psychology, and the Saw franchise has been at the forefront of this exploration. With its intricate traps and moral dilemmas, the series has left audiences both horrified and intrigued. The latest installment, Saw X, promises to take this legacy even further, as evidenced by a newly released clip that has left fans both excited and disturbed.
In a scene that’s sure to become iconic, Saw X introduces us to a new terrifying trap: the Eye Vacuum Trap. The clip below paints a nightmarish scenario. A hospital custodian finds himself in a dire situation, strapped to a chair in a dimly lit room. Attached to his eyes are two elongated plastic tubes, and his fingers are ensnared by mechanical devices. The ever-menacing Jigsaw, or John Kramer, presents the custodian with a chilling challenge: he has a mere 60 seconds to turn a dial five times. Each turn results in the agonizing breakage of a finger. The stakes? Failure to complete the task will lead to the loss of his vision, thanks to the tubes connected to his eyes.
Saw X Eye Vacuum Trap
This harrowing scene is just a glimpse of what Saw X has in store. The film’s official synopsis reveals a plot that delves deeper into the psyche of the franchise’s main antagonist, John Kramer. Set between the events of the original SAW and its sequel, SAW II, the narrative follows a desperate John Kramer as he seeks an experimental medical treatment in Mexico, hoping for a cure to his terminal cancer. However, his hopes are dashed when he realizes he’s fallen victim to a fraudulent scheme. This betrayal ignites a fire in Kramer, leading him to craft some of his most ingenious and horrifying traps yet, targeting those who deceived him.
Helmed by director Kevin Greutert and penned by the talented duo of Peter Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg, Saw X boasts a stellar cast, including Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, Michael Beach, and Renata Vaca. With its release date set for September 29, 2023, under the banner of Lionsgate, fans are eagerly awaiting what promises to be a thrilling addition to the Saw legacy.