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All Saw Movies, Ranked By Tomatometer 

Saw came, Saw conquered, Saw…stuck around for a lot longer people were expecting. The franchise that popularized the torturous trend in mid-2000s horror arguably peaked early with critics: The original 2004 movie is half-appreciated for hardening the genre and for its infamous twist ending, and half-detested for its empty obsession with gristle, gore, and guts. But audiences lapped up the visceral thrills, and after the first sequel ramped up the pain and plot twists to box office highs, a franchise was born.

With part III, the story went full Search for Spock and pulled off the Saw equivalent of blowing up the Enterprise: It killed off its main malevolent villain, Jigsaw. But ol’ Jiggy is nothing if not meticulous, and was able to continue his warped games of moral vengeance from beyond the grave (not to mention with continuing appearances from fan-favorite Tobin Bell) for several more sequels. But by the seventh Saw, the mythology had become too complicated and the grosses (the money kind) were trending downwards; Saw 3D was ordered to cram several movies’ worth of plot into one whip-lashing finale.

After seven years, the series returned in 2017 with Jigsaw, which enjoyed a critical response that was about as sparkling as could be expected based on previous encounters. But the box office appeared encouraging enough to continue on for a ninth entry. Spiral: From the Book of Saw, a standalone entry starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, is releasing after a yearlong delay caused by COVID. Before we see where Spiral places, we’re ranking all Saw movies by Tomatometer!

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 11481%
Critics Consensus: Sloppily filmed, poorly acted, and illogically plotted, Saw 3D leaves viewers trapped in the most lackluster installment of the series.
Synopsis: As a fierce battle rages over Jigsaw's (Tobin Bell) terrible legacy, survivors seek support from a fellow survivor and self-help... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Greutert

#8

Saw V (2008)
13%

#8
Adjusted Score: 14497%
Critics Consensus: If its plot were as interesting as its torture devices, or its violence less painful than its performances, perhaps Saw V might not feel like it was running on fumes.
Synopsis: As the apparently last disciple and heir apparent of Jigsaw, Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) goes on the hunt to protect his... [More]
Directed By: David Hackl

#7

Saw IV (2007)
19%

#7
Adjusted Score: 22032%
Critics Consensus: Saw IV is more disturbing than compelling, with material already seen in the prior installments.
Synopsis: During the autopsy of serial killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), a cassette tape is discovered in his stomach in which he... [More]
Directed By: Darren Lynn Bousman

#6

Saw III (2006)
29%

#6
Adjusted Score: 32430%
Critics Consensus: Saw III does little beyond repeating its predecessor's tropes on a gorier level.
Synopsis: Dr. Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) becomes a pawn in the Jigsaw Killer's (Tobin Bell) latest gory game. Kidnapped and taken... [More]
Directed By: Darren Lynn Bousman

#5

Jigsaw (2017)
32%

#5
Adjusted Score: 37144%
Critics Consensus: Jigsaw definitely won't win many converts to the Saw franchise, but for longtime fans, it should prove a respectably revolting -- if rarely scary -- diversion.
Synopsis: After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement officials find themselves chasing the... [More]

#4

Saw II (2005)
37%

#4
Adjusted Score: 40452%
Critics Consensus: Saw II is likely to please the gore-happy fans of the original, though it may be too gruesome for those not familiar with first film's premise.
Synopsis: On the hunt for the twisted vigilante and serial killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), Detective Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) and his... [More]
Directed By: Darren Lynn Bousman

#3
Adjusted Score: 47822%
Critics Consensus: Spiral: From the Book of Saw suggests an interesting new direction for the Saw franchise, even if the gory sum is rather less than its parts.
Synopsis: A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw.... [More]
Directed By: Darren Lynn Bousman

#2

Saw VI (2009)
40%

#2
Adjusted Score: 42413%
Critics Consensus: It won't earn the franchise many new fans, but Saw VI is a surprising step up for what has become an intricately grisly annual tradition.
Synopsis: With Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) still directing events from beyond the grave, Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) emerges as the heir to the... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Greutert

#1

Saw (2004)
51%

#1
Adjusted Score: 56772%
Critics Consensus: Saw ensnares audiences with a deceptively clever plot and a myriad of memorable, nasty set pieces, but its lofty ambitions are undercut by a nihilistic streak that feels more mean than profound.
Synopsis: Photographer Adam Stanheight (Leigh Whannell) and oncologist Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) regain consciousness while chained to pipes at either end... [More]
Directed By: James Wan

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When Saw burst onto the scene in 2004, it introduced audiences to a monologuing killer named Jigsaw who enjoyed games, puppets on tricycles, and puzzle pieces made of skin. James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s (Insidious) $1.5 million budgeted film became an instant success, and it developed into an incredibly complicated franchise (the timeline is bonkers) that featured nonlinear timelines, bloody traps, and one crucial hacksaw.

What sets the Saw franchise apart from other horror mainstays is that it has the lowest Tomatometer average of any franchise with at least seven theatrically released entries. Its 26% Tomatometer average beats out other franchises like Friday the 13th (29.41%), Halloween (33.7%), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (54.5%) for the bottom spot. That said, the series has pulled in a massive $500 million domestically, and the average audience score sits at 60%, which puts it ahead of all the aforementioned major franchises and gives it the fourth highest audience score average behind the Evil Dead (80.75%), Hannibal Lecter (80%), and Night of the Living Dead (79.1%) franchises.

That may all change this weekend, though, because there’s a new Saw film opening, and it’s directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, the brotherly duo behind Predestination and Daybreakers. What sticks out in the trailer for Jigsaw is the amount of carnage actually related to saws, which looks like it’s been cranked up to 11, because the franchise in general hasn’t actually featured a lot of, well, sawing. In fact, after the first film, saws played a largely ancillary role in the series.

Nevertheless, we did a little research, and it turns out the style and amount of saw action can actually factor into how good a Saw movie might be. Here’s what we found:


Saw Films in Which Something Is Sawed Off Completely

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Tomatometer Average: 48%
Audience Score Average: 84%

Only the first Saw film features a body part being completely severed. A little odd for a series titled Saw that features 52 deaths, to be sure, but it’s probably fair to say there was no topping that first dismemberment, as far as narrative impact. The scene is arguably the high point of the series, and it serves as a reminder of the patience and planning that director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell dedicated to the film. What sets Saw apart from the six sequels that followed is that Wan and Whannell, who didn’t direct any of the follow-ups, thought they were making a thriller in the vein of Seven. For better or worse, the marketing department latched onto the iconic torture element, and the rest is history.


Saw Films with Sawing/Sawing Attempts That Don’t Result in Death

Tomatometer Average:  32.3%
Audience Score Average: 64.6%

Saw, Saw V, and Saw VI feature instances of people surviving ordeals with saws. Saw (48%) and Saw VI (37%) also happen to have the highest Tomatometer scores of the series, while Saw VI is a weird outlier, because its 38% score isn’t actually that bad, compared to its peers. Sixth installments rarely do very well with critics, and as far as the horror genre is concerned, only 1986’s Jason Lives (52%) and 2013’s Curse of Chucky (82%) can boast better scores.


Saw Films Featuring the Hacksaw from the First Film

Tomatometer Average : 30.25%
Audience Score Average: 64%

The hacksaw from the first film gets a lot of mileage in the series. It pops up in Saw, Saw II, Saw III, and Saw 3D. Throughout the four films, it was used to saw off a foot, slit a throat, and be reunited with the guy who used the saw to cut off his own foot. The saw is proof of the series’ ability to intertwine its narrative and tie everything together via a very intricate timeline.


Saw Films in Which a Saw Kills Somebody

Tomatometer Average: 24.3%
Audience Score Average: 50.5%

Saws are surprisingly non-lethal in the Saw films. In fact, only three people are actually killed by saws.

  1. Xavier – Saw II – Throat cut by hacksaw from the first film
  2. Jigsaw – Saw III – Throat slit by a power saw
  3. Dina – Saw 3D – Gutted by a buzzsaw in 3D

There is some humor and poetry in Jigsaw’s death, but it arguably would have packed a bigger punch if it had come by way of one of his own traps.


Saw Films in Which a Saw Is Used on Jigsaw

Tomatometer Average: 22.5%
Audience Score Average: 64%

John Kramer, a.k.a. Jigsaw, was the glue that held the films together, and after his aforementioned murder (by saw) in the third installment, the audience was greeted by his autopsy in the early scenes of Saw IV. Sure, he’s already dead in the latter instance, but did the coroners use a saw on him? They sure did.


The Saw franchise is a perhaps surprisingly successful example of the prototypical contemporary horror franchise. Critics have hated it while audiences consider it Fresh, and the films have made an insane amount of money on tiny budgets.

Throughout it all, though, the presence of its titular weapon ties everything together rather nicely. The same hacksaw bookends the first seven installments, and if John Kramer were still around, he’d surely be pleased by the longevity of his purchase. We’ll just have to wait and see if it makes an appearance in Jigsaw.

Jigsaw is back in theaters this Friday, bringing back memories of the bygone era between 2004 and 2010 (the release years of the first and last Saw movies) when every horror movie released seemed to fall under the guise of ‘torture porn.’ They involved inflicting the most amount of pain in the slowest way possible, where dark fates could lead to death, or something worse: living on, literally broken in body and mind. Relive the pain with 24 best and worst (mostly worst) torture porn movies pieced and sorted by Tomatometer!

We here at RT went deep into the vault of horror franchises to tally up the victims of some of film and TV’s most deadly psycho killers. Take a peek at the results — if you dare!

 


Norman Bates  – Psycho (1960) 96%

Norman-Bates

Haunting Grounds: Bates Motel
Estimated Body Count: 20
Has there ever been a cinematic slasher more pitiable than Norman Bates? The poor guy is practically at war with himself, and his mom nags him from beyond the grave. Heck, every time he makes friends, they seem to end up dead. If Psycho exerted a profound influence on the slasher genre (and onscreen violence in general), it wasn’t because Norman was a particularly prolific killer. Alfred Hitchcock’s original (and the sequels) depicted a man in the clutches of inner torment and madness that was so gripping and scary that it didn’t need buckets of blood (or, in one memorable case, chocolate syrup) to be deeply unsettling.  Nine deaths are attributed to Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) on the five-season AMC prequel TV series Bates Motel. But, really, who can say for sure?

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THE CREEPER – Jeepers Creepers (2001) 46%

creeper

Haunting Grounds: The Jeepers Creepers series
Estimated Body Count: 20
When Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer wrote “Jeepers Creepers” in the late 1930s, they surely never guessed their snappy little pop ditty would go on to provide the theme song for a murderous winged creature who possesses a bee- and dog-like ability to smell fear, and who can regenerate body parts by ingesting those of his victims. And that’s not all — the Creeper can also overcome overwhelmingly negative reviews, too! Although critics kept 2001’s Jeepers Creepers from a Fresh certification, the Creeper was back just two years later with a sequel, and there was even talk of a third installment. Not bad for a bad guy who’s limited to a single 23-day feeding frenzy every 23 years, right?

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THE THING – The Thing (1982) 82%

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Haunting Grounds: The Thing from Another World, The Thing, The Thing
Estimated Body Count: 20
Human beings have long wondered what otherworldy monstrosities might be lurking out in the far reaches of space, which helps to explain the enduring appeal of John W. Campbell’s 1938 short story, Who Goes There? It’s the tale of an Antarctic research team that unwittingly rescues a malevolent alien from an icy grave. The creature repays the favor by forcibly (and messily) assimilating every living being within reach, including 20 unlucky scientists and a handful of dogs. Campbell’s monster — referred to as the Thing — has provided rich fodder for filmmakers over the decades, inspiring 1951’s The Thing from Another World, John Carpenter’s 1982 cult classic The Thing, and, most recently, the 2011 prequel/reboot of the same name.

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JAWS – Jaws (1975) 98%

Jaws

Haunting Grounds: The Jaws series
Estimated Body Count: ~21, if you count the whale in Jaws 2
Most of the slashers on our list are bona fide film icons, but few of them can boast of having changed the entire industry the way Peter Benchley’s great white shark did: Before Jaws‘ 1975 debut, studios actually held their big films out of the summer market, believing the vacation months to be a commercial graveyard. Almost $500 million (and lots of bloody ocean water) later, a franchise was born — and although the third and fourth installments aren’t good for much besides unintentional humor, the original remains a certified classic with a 98 percent Tomatometer rating. Granted, the kill count here takes into consideration the havoc wreaked by multiple great whites over the course of the franchise, but it merely illustrates what Benchley already knew: the ocean is scary enough even without a gigantic bloodthirsty shark chasing you around, so tossing one in the mix just ups the ante.

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LEATHERFACE – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) 89%

Leatherface

Haunting Grounds: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series
Estimated Body Count: 30
The twisted true-life tale of grave robber Ed Gein has inspired many notable cinematic grotesques, from Norman Bates in Psycho to Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs. However, Tobe Hooper may have done the most to immortalize Gein in the annals of perverse pop culture by emphasizing his habit of making clothing out of human flesh. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre introduced Leatherface, a developmentally disabled fellow under the control of his cannibalistic family. Though he started out as a pretty timid guy who was as afraid of visitors as they were of him, Leatherface came out of his shell in the sequels and reboots, making up for lost time in liberally employing his Poulan 306A.

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PINHEAD – Hellraiser (1987) 72%

PinheadHaunting Grounds: The Hellraiser series
Estimated Body Count: 35
By the late 1980s, the slasher genre was starting to feel a little stale — and then along came Pinhead, the sadomasochistic leader of the extradimensional pack of hooligans known as the Cenobites. The spike-headed hook fetishist wasn’t featured heavily in 1987’s Hellraiser, but Pinhead’s combination of creepy appearance, selective taste for victims, and clear fondness for gruesome torture stole the movie; throughout the eight-film series (four of which were released straight to DVD), Pinhead has remained the only constant, and for good reason: although his body count may be relatively low, no one else can match his prowess with a sharp, well-placed hook.

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CHUCKY – Child's Play (1988) 71%

ChuckyHaunting Grounds: The Child’s Play series
Estimated Body Count: ~38
Chucky may have devolved into a pint-sized Tony Clifton at this point, but the original Child’s Play was a superior genre piece — creepy, suspenseful, and blessed with an insidious sense of humor. Child’s Play riffed on the idea of innocence gone horribly wrong, with a quasi-Cabbage Patch Kid embodied by a vicious serial killer thanks to a voodoo ritual. Subsequent sequels — the most recent of which, Curse of Chucky, just recently made its way onto home video — have delivered more camp than scares, but Chucky’s left a trail of more than 35 corpses in his wake — and probably didn’t enamor himself to Teddy Ruxpin.

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FREDDY KRUEGER – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 95%

Freddy-KruegerHaunting Grounds: The Nightmare on Elm Street series
Estimated Body Count: ~39
Arguably the most recognizable movie monster of the 1980s, Freddy Krueger may not be able to compete with other horror icons when it comes to killing in bulk. But the dermatologically-challenged Elm Street resident certainly wins points for style; in addition to his expert use of claw-tipped leather gloves, Freddy is adept at shape-shifting, strangulation, and generating geysers of blood from the bodies of future heartthrobs. Even accounting for the various forms Freddy has taken over the years in his efforts to turn the sweetest dreams dark and bloody, we’ve got his kill count somewhere in the vicinity of 39. That might be fewer than one might expect, but Mr. Krueger is an artiste who chooses his victims very specifically.

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FATE – Final Destination (2000) 35%

Final-Destination-2Haunting Grounds: The Final Destination series
Estimated Body Count: 39
Remember the old margarine commercials that said you can’t fool Mother Nature? Well, according to the Final Destination series, you can’t cheat Fate, either. It’s often said that revenge is a dish best served cold — but for the unseen hand of Fate, it tastes even better when garnished with a series of incredibly brutal (and, it must be said, very morbidly entertaining) booby traps. The series’ unseen antagonist has dispatched 39 victims, using everything from the mundane (death by falling brick) to the cleverly rewind-worthy (shower cord strangulation, ladder through the eye, death by falling cherry picker). By the time we surpassed The Final Destination and got Final Destination 5, the series was clearly aware of its silly appeal, and each creatively choreographed death was equally as hilarious as it was cringeworthy.

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GHOSTFACE – Scream (1996) 79%

GhostfaceHaunting Grounds: The Scream franchise, Scream (TV series)
Estimated Body Count: 49
One of the rare slasher antagonists who’s a killer by committee, the Scream series’ Ghostface is played by a revolving door of mask-donning, knife-wielding psychopaths. Their motives are different (peer pressure, revenge, etc.), but the results are the same, no matter who wears the Edward Munch-inspired getup: teenagers will turn up dead, following the conventions of horror movies. And, as with other horror franchises, the body count increases with each sequel. Adding to the mayhem was the first season of MTV’s Scream, which aired this summer. All in all, this council of killers is responsible for at least 49 slayings.

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LEPRECHAUN – Leprechaun (1993) 27%

LeprechaunHaunting Grounds: The Leprechaun series
Estimated Body Count: 50
The Leprechaun series is the embodiment of the finest that Irish culture and letters has to offer, easily surpassing the works of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde. The titular antihero is murderously committed to acquiring a pot o’ gold, an undertaking that prompts travel to such exotic locales as Las Vegas, Compton, and outer space. Despite his diminutive stature, the Leprechaun’s super-sharp claws and teeth have helped him tally 50 onscreen fatalities, including a very young Jennifer Aniston, who made her big screen debut in the first film.

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JIGSAW – Saw (2004) 51%

JigsawHaunting Grounds: The Saw series
Estimated Body Count: 60
John Kramer was first christened “Jigsaw” by detectives who discovered the serial killer’s calling card was a puzzle piece-shaped hunk of flesh carved from the corpses of his victims. The name stuck as the cops closed in on Kramer and realized his elaborate, irony-laden traps were designed to punish those he deemed guilty of criminal acts or taking life for granted (he must have been a fan of Se7en). More characters and plot twists (Jigsaw doesn’t work alone! Something about cancer!) were introduced as the series wore on, and Saw evolved into a labyrinthine annual soap opera drenched in blood and agony. A Grand Guignol for our times.

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HANNIBAL LECTER – The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 96%

Haniibal-Lecter

Haunting Grounds: Manhunter, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon, Hannibal, Hannibal Rising, Hannibal (TV)
Estimated Body Count: 98
Before 1991, you may not have even known what fava beans were — but after Anthony Hopkins’ first appearance as Doctor Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, nobody ever thought of them the same way again. Like Jason Voorhees, Lecter doesn’t appear in much of the famous reboot — he’s only in a little over 15 minutes of Lambs — but it was the first time we actually witnessed the good doctor rack up a few kills on screen (both Manhunter and its remake Red Dragon only imply Lecter’s murdered some folks), and audiences had a clear, um, appetite for the flesh-craving serial killer’s brand of mayhem: he’s gone on to appear in a number of other books and movies. Although we just saw the end of Hannibal‘s three-season run on NBC, series creator Bryan Fuller insists we haven’t seen the last of Lecter just yet.

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MICHAEL MYERS – Halloween (1978) 96%

Michael-Meyers
Haunting Grounds: The Halloween series, minus Season of the Witch
Estimated Body Count: ~107
The best-known escapee of Smith’s Grove Sanitarium, Michael Myers has never been a big fan of babysitters, nor is he particularly fleet of foot. He digs Blue Oyster Cult, and makes special use of Star Trek paraphernalia and kitchen cutlery. Since the release of John Carpenter’s landmark Halloween, Myers’ legend has been told in a number of sequels, and if his reasons for killing are obscure, he’s still coldly efficient at the task; he’s racked up a whopping 100-plus notches on his belt.

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THE INVISIBLE MAN – The Invisible Man (1933) 94%

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Haunting Grounds: The Invisible Man (1933)
Estimated Body Count: 123
We were shocked (shocked!) to discover that killers with high body counts could even be found in Old Hollywood fare. Based on the H.G. Wells 1897 novel, James Whale’s pre-code horror film featured Claude Rains (Casablanca) in his American film debut as the titular villain, also known as Dr. Jack Griffin. Hiding away in a snowy village, Griffin experiments on himself while working on a drug called “monocane,” which he believes is the secret to invisibility. Although he does succeed in turning himself invisible, he also becomes a crazed murderer. Killing those who get in his way, and a train full of people just for kicks, Griffin eventually causes the death of 123 people – including himself.

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JASON VOORHEES – Friday the 13th (1980) 63%

HalloweenHaunting Grounds: The Friday the 13th series
Estimated Body Count: 146
Rocking facial protection that would do Jacques Plante proud, Jason Voorhees terrorized Camp Crystal Lake with cold precision (and an ability to cheat death that Rasputin would envy) in Friday the 13th. Occasionally, he breaks out of the bucolic confines of the countryside to wreak havoc in the big city (Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan), Hades (Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday), and the future (Jason X). According to our research, Jason has put a whopping 146 unfortunate souls on ice. Pretty impressive for a cat who drowned in 1958.

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A nanny is shocked to learn that her new employers’ son is actually a living doll in this Friday’s The Boy, inspiring this week’s 24 Frames gallery of the creepiest dolls from film and TV history!

Sometimes they come back from the dead…again! And sometimes…they never come back at all. That’s what happened to the horror movies in this gallery: they never got the sequel they deserved, so we’re dreaming up our own. You’re welcome, Hollywood!


[Spoiler alert for the whole gallery!]





Day Five: Saw V

There was no sense of accomplishment after watching Saw V, that little
satisfaction of having finished a movie that follows you for the rest of the
day. Right now, it just feels like I sat down in my room and stared at a wall
for two hours.

It’s like I’ve woken up in one of Jigsaw’s traps, completely unable to piece
together what happened just a few hours ago. Did anything even remotely
significant or compelling happen in this movie? Everything that’s thrown at the
audience I kind of just met with a shrug and I don’t think it’s necessarily me
burning out on the series. I mean, what exactly is supposed to be interesting
about Hoffman’s origin story? He’s blackmailed by Jigsaw, but nothing in Costas
Mandylor’s performance suggests pleasure or torment or ambivalence in his
actions. He looks like a guy just going through the motions. I assume the
filmmakers cast the physically imposing Mandylor to be a visual foil to Tobin
Bell’s snooping, wiry look, but considering this is a series where characters
rarely ever come to blows, Mandylor’s stature is just mostly wasted.[rtimage]MapID=1191699&MapTypeID=2&photo=15&legacy=1[/rtimage]I wrote yesterday that Special Agent Strahm (Scott Patterson) was a much-needed
injection to the series so it was quite shocking how quickly Saw V removes
everything that was appealing about him. Strahm picks up a Jigsaw tape that
advises him to stay put in a room. He then promptly ignores this warning. Why?
Nothing about him suggests he’d do something so flagrantly stupid. Then he
performs a self-tracheotomy and talks with a ridiculous rasp for the rest of the
movie that rivals Christian Bale’s Batman voice in distraction factor. Strahm’s
death by crushing at the end is, in effect, leeched of all emotion.
Screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton clearly lost interest in the
character and so did I.

I was optimistic about the movie’s central trap segment: a group of people
working together in an undisclosed location, similar to Saw II‘s setup.
However, nobody on the outside was even aware they existed so there was no
urgency at all in that storyline. And since the characters devise that a person
has to be scarified in each room, everything quickly, violently devolves into
routine.

So, in the end, virtually all good guys are dead and Hoffman is primed to go on
his way. I’m curious to see how the filmmakers will escape the corner they’ve
painted themselves into, but I’m not holding out hope that it’ll be particularly
compelling.[rtimage]MapID=1191699&MapTypeID=2&photo=11&legacy=1[/rtimage]As an aside, I’ve been thinking about how some diehard Saw fans wonder when
we’ll definitely find out what happens to Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes, who saws
off his foot and crawls away in the first movie). I assume he’s dead, but people
still talk about him. I hope we never find out. The series burdens itself with
exposition and backstory that very little in the way of actual mystery remains.
One of the most haunting images is also among the simplest: Gordon’s brown,
wizened foot still resting in its shackle (which I believe is from Saw II),
a symbol of simplified horror.[rtimage]MapID=1191699&MapTypeID=2&photo=12&legacy=1[/rtimage]
Body count:
7.

Most inventive trap: The water box trap that Strahm finds himself in
is decent, but the way he gets out of it (pen to the throat) is the movie’s
probably singular clever touch.

Stupid person in a horror movie moment: Definitely Strahm blowing off
Jigsaw’s warnings. How’d you get this job with that attitude?

See Saw schedule:

  • Day 1 (10/15):

    Saw (2004)

  • Day 2 (10/16):
    Saw II
    (2005)
  • Day 3 (10/19):
    Saw III
    (2006)
  • Day 4 (10/20):
    Saw IV
    (2007)
  • Day 5 (10/21): Saw V (2008)
  • Day 6 (10/23): Saw VI (2009)

Mark Wahlberg brings maximum pain to DVD this week in the critically-punished Max Payne, although new horror titles Saw V and Repo! The Genetic Opera didn’t fare much better on the Tomatometer. DVD shoppers will also find intriguing options in the kid adventure City of Ember, William H. Macy’s Hollywood satire The Deal, a tenth-anniversary Powerpuff Girls box set, and Peter Jackson’s King Kong on Blu-ray!


1. Max Payne — 18%

Mark Wahlberg takes it to the streets in this adaptation of Rockstar Games’ third person shooter game, a cop on the hunt for those responsible for his family’s murder and bent on finding out who’s been putting a hallucinogenic drug on the market. Could they be one and the same? Director John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines, The Omen) did himself no favors with Max Payne‘s over-stylized, yet dull direction; perhaps his biggest mistake was casting pint-sized actress Mila Kunis as a deadly femme fatale. The Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray include both the theatrical and an unrated cut, plus an animated graphic novel, filmmaker commentary, and an hour-long production featurette that dives into the making of Max Payne — in other words, more special features than you probably want.

Watch a clip from the making-of featurette below.

Next: Saw V


Saw V – Unrated Director’s Cut — 15%

At this point in the extremely popular Saw movie franchise, even diehard fans must recognize one fact; the torture-porn adventures of Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) and his minions are getting worse by each passing sequel. Saw V, out this week, is the worst-reviewed Saw film at 15 percent on the Tomatometer. (The first Saw, at 46 percent, remains the best of the bunch.) But if you’re inclined to pick up Saw V regardless, you’ll probably delight in the Unrated Director’s Cut; skip the lackluster commentary tracks by first time director David Hackl and the film’s four producers and go straight to the featurettes on the real stars of Saw V: the pendulum trap, the coffin trap, and the cube trap. Enjoy, sicko.

Next: Darren Bousman’s Repo! The Genetic Opera


3. Repo! The Genetic Opera — 33%

If you were wondering whatever happened to Saw II, III and IV director Darren Lynn Bousman, here’s your answer: Repo! The Genetic Opera. Based on a play by Darren Smith and Terence Zdunich, the goth rock opera follows the saga of a teenager named Shiloh (Alexa Vega) who discovers her connections to a famous opera singer (Sarah Brightman), a shady corporation that finances — and repossesses — organ transplants, and even the head Repo Man of said company, who may or may not be her own father (Anthony Stewart Head). Lionsgate unceremoniously dumped Repo! into limited release last November; support Bousman and writer/co-star Zdunich by giving Repo! a go on DVD.

Next: City of Ember

4. City of Ember – 51%

As the subterranean denizens of the City of Ember fall under threat of permanent darkness — and, accordingly, death — two kids, Lina (Saoirse Ronan) and Doon (Harry Treadaway) must race against the clock to decipher age-old clues hidden within the city. In adapting Jeanne Duprau’s novel of the same name, director Gil Kenan (Monster House) delivers smart entertainment for family audiences (and doesn’t pander to kids, like many preteen flicks) but has trouble crafting exciting action sequences and navigating plot holes. Sadly, no additional City of Ember bonus features accompany the disc.

Next: The Express

5. The Express — 62%

As far as inspirational sports movies go, you could do much worse than The Express. Based on the true story of Ernie Davis, the first black athlete to win football’s Heisman Trophy, this period flick set in the 1950s and ’60s delivers a solid, touching tale — and a standout performance by Dennis Quaid as Syracuse University coach Ben Schwartzalder. A comprehensive bonus menu includes filmmaker commentary, making-of featurettes, and a look at the real-life legacy of Ernie Davis, who died tragically just before his NFL debut.

Next: Igor

6. Igor — 51%

Despite boasting a stellar voice cast (John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Eddie Izzard, Molly Shannon), Igor came and went as one of the more forgettable animated films of 2008. Its premise was intriguing — a lowly scientists’ assistant named Igor (Cusack) realizes his dream of becoming a mad scientist himself — but, as many animated movies tend to do, failed to find balance between kid-pleasing animation and adult-engaging wit. Instead, you get an oddly dark adventure with quips that miss the mark. A few bonus features and commentary also come with the feature.

Next: The Deal

The excellent William H. Macy scripted and stars in The Deal, one of those inside-Hollywood indies that come of impassioned and/or struggling filmmakers (see The TV Set, The Player). Based on Peter Lefcourt’s novel of the same name, the satire follows suicidal film producer Charlie Berns (Macy) who takes one last stab at movie making by turning a sober biopic of Englishman Benjamin Disraeli into a Mid East actioner, filmed in South Africa. LL Cool J plays Berns’ star, a Jewish African-American rapper-turned-actor who gets kidnapped during filming; Meg Ryan shows up as a film exec who gets conned into Berns’ bed. .

Next: Moonlight The Complete Series

8. Moonlight The Complete Series

Since 2008 was the year of the vampire, why not add another romance-tinged vamp property to your Netflix queue? While it didn’t quite find the success of Twilight or HBO’s Golden Globe-winning series, True Blood, the CBS show Moonlight had a full season run before being cancelled last year. (Okay, reviews were pretty bad, but who doesn’t need more vampire romance in their life?)

Moonlight‘s first and only season introduces the viewer to Mick St. John (Alex O’Loughlin), a vampire/private eye ethically opposed to killing innocent humans. His love life is complicated by an attraction to human Beth Turner (Sophia Myles, playing an “internet reporter”) and his vampire ex-wife, Coraline (Shannyn Sossamon). Get all 16 episodes on four discs (but no additional extra features).

Next: Powerpuff Girls Complete Set

9. Powerpuff Girls Complete Set

Celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Powerpuff Girls (AKA Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles) with a six-disc set containing all episodes from Craig McCracken’s super popular series. The trio of kindergarten superheroines have been fighting evil in the cutest ways possible since 1998, and Warner Home Video is celebrating by releasing this uber-set, which comes with a documentary about McCracken, music videos, and audio commentaries. Cartoon Network is also celebrating with a Powerpuff Girls marathon today, capped by an all new episode entitled “Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!”

Next: King Kong Comes to Blu-ray!

9. King Kong Blu-ray — 84%

Peter Jackson’s 2005 fantasy remake King Kong has taken its sweet time getting to Blu-ray, but the wait’s been worth it. For fans of the theatrical cut and even those who already own it on DVD, watching this gorgeous CGI spectacle again on Blu-ray might just be like watching it for the first time. Both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film are included, as well as the extremely detailed extended cut commentary track with Jackson and writer Phillippa Boyens, Picture-in-Picture cast and crew interviews, breathtaking concept art and more.

Rarely does Hollywood release two films on the same day that are as opposite in every way as this Friday’s pair of new openers. Disney promotes a hit TV franchise to the big screen with the G-rated fun of High School Musical 3: Senior Year which will play to young kids and their parents. But playing in most of those same multiplexes will be the gruesome horror sequel Saw V which pushes the boundaries of its R rating. Both films have built-in fan bases that are sizable with zero overlap so each will have room to find its audience. Also debuting is the cop thriller Pride & Glory which targets serious-minded adults. Thanks to the pair of super sequels, the top ten could break through the $100M mark for only the second time ever in the month of October.

Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, and their clean-cut pals take the leap from the small screen in HSM3, the highly anticipated new story that follows the final high school year for a group of teens. After two wildly popular television movies for Disney Channel, the Mouse House has made an event out of the third chapter by making it a theatrical release. Just as teams do in baseball, the studio cultivated the property in the minor leagues and is now sending it to the majors after earning a spot on the roster. With a G rating and wholesome Disney family entertainment, Senior Year will pull in tweens and younger children with especially large sales from ages 4 to 14. Girls should outnumber boys and plenty of adult tickets for moms will be included in the grosses too. And let us pray for the single dads with daughters of single-digit age who will have absolutely, positively no choice but to trek out and sit through the film this weekend.

Advance ticket sales have been robust for weeks as fans have snapped up stubs ensuring that they don’t get sold out as some had been for February’s other Disney Channel superstar, the Hannah Montana film which bowed at number one with a stunning $31.1M. Though comparisons are inevitable, there are many differences here. The Miley Cyrus vehicle only launched in 683 locations since it played exclusively in digital 3D sites. Plus ticket prices were $15 meaning just over two million tickets were sold for that opening weekend. It was also promoted before its release as a one-week-only event further pushing upfront demand. The studio later extended the run. HSM3 is a more traditional release with regular ticket prices and an ultrawide release in over 3,400 playdates. Given the number of key male characters and the cast’s racial diversity, the potential audience for Musical should be much broader. But don’t expect too many newcomers to join the party. The target audience is large, but finite. The studio collected a sturdy $29.3M for a G-rated little talking dog a few weeks back, so this franchise pic should bring in most of that same crowd and then some. High School Musical 3 is certainly one of those films that could pop and explode this weekend, but a weekend debut of around $39M could result.


The seniors in High School Musical 3: Senior Year

This weekend features another sequel from a very popular franchise, but the similarities end there. When the MPAA grants the R rating “for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, language and brief nudity,” it must be time for another installment of the Jigsaw series. Lionsgate unleashes Saw V in its usual spot on the calendar – the Friday before Halloween. Diminishing returns set in on the franchise in the last installment and further erosion should occur with this one both with the opening and final grosses. Saw III debuted to $33.6M while Saw IV dipped a bit to $31.8M. Final grosses fell even further from $80.2M to $63.3M across those chapters. And each pic has drawn more of its total audience upfront on the first frame than the previous one. The first Saw drew 33% of its final gross on opening weekend. Shares then grew to 36% for Saw II, 42% for Saw III, and a whopping 50% for last fall’s torturefest. So why keep making the films? Because their budgets are still tiny by industry standards and worldwide box office and video revenue continue to be exponentially higher. Opening in 3,060 locations (the lowest count since Saw II), Saw V might cut up about $27M this weekend.


Another exasperated victim in Saw V

Edward Norton and Colin Farrell play New York detectives investigating a series of cop killings in the new police thriller Pride & Glory. The R-rated film from New Line Cinema is being released by Warner Bros. and should play to the same adult audience targeted earlier this fall by Body of Lies and Righteous Kill which were also law enforcement actioners anchored by two well-known stars. But Pride is a little lower on the starpower scale and should play out more like last fall’s sibling cop drama We Own the Night starring Max Payne and Johnny Cash which opened to just $10.8M. The push has not been too forceful on Pride and the fall has already had its share of action films so another generic-looking one is not really in demand right now. Busting into about 2,600 theaters, Pride & Glory might debut with about $9M.


Colin Farrell and Edward Norton in Pride and Glory

For the third straight October, Disney will re-release Tim Burton‘s popular creation The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D venues. The 2006 release collected $8.7M from only 168 sites while last fall a wider run in 564 locations brought in an additional $14.5M. The studio had not reported at press time how many theaters it will open Nightmare in on Friday, but with this year’s growth in 3D theaters and films, it is sure to pack in audiences in each of its sites, despite the studio’s other content out now.

Max Payne looks to suffer a steep drop this weekend thanks to bad word-of-mouth and the latest Jigsaw flick taking away young adults. Look for Fox to absorb a 55% fall putting the Mark Wahlberg actioner at about $8M for the weekend and $30M after ten days. Disney’s HSM3 will be stealing away a bit of the audience for its own hit Beverly Hills Chihuahua this weekend. Look for the dog pic to drop by 40% to around $7M boosting the cume to $78M.

The new films The Secret Life of Bees and W., which are vastly different from each other in both subject matter and title length, debuted neck and neck with $10.5M a piece with Bees squeezing out a small victory despite playing in 439 fewer locations. Each film had a built-in audience and mixed reviews so the sophomore declines should be moderate, possibly 45%. That would give the films just under $6M each for the weekend boosting the totals to $19M for Fox Searchlight and Lionsgate, respectively.

LAST YEAR: If it’s Halloween, it must be Saw. That thinking was good enough to drive Saw IV into the number one spot with a $31.8M bow for Lionsgate nearly tripling its nearest competitor. Steve Carell tried out the world of dramedies with Dan in Real Life which debuted in second with $11.8M and a solid $6,148 average. Buena Vista ended up with a solid $47.6M. Rounding out the top five were holdovers – 30 Days of Night with $6.9M, The Game Plan with $6.1M, and Why Did I Get Married? with $5.6M.

Author: Gitesh Pandya, www.BoxOfficeGuru.com

The leaves have changed colors, there’s a chill in the air, and the kids on your block are already plotting their elaborate revenge for the lousy off-brand candy you’re planning on putting in the bowl next week. It’s almost Halloween, gang, and you know what that means — there’s a new Saw sequel heading for a theater near you!

In honor of the imminent Saw V, your pals at RT decided it would be fun to compile a list of some of the most iconic serial killers in horror film history. You’ll find Freddy and Jason here, of course, but we’ve also made room for a few less obvious choices, and dug up clips of the whole rogue’s gallery in all their gory glory. Let the slashing begin!



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Jaws

Haunting grounds: The Jaws series
Estimated Body Count: low teens

Most of the slashers on our list are bona fide film icons, but few of them can boast of having changed the entire industry the way Peter Benchley’s great white shark did: Before Jaws‘ 1975 debut, studios actually held their big films out of the summer market, believing the vacation months to be a commercial graveyard. Almost $500 million (and lots of bloody ocean water) later, a franchise was born — and although the third and fourth installments aren’t good for much besides unintentional humor, the original remains a certified classic with a 100 percent Tomatometer rating. And it’s no wonder, really — as Benchley knew, the ocean is scary enough even without a gigantic bloodthirsty shark chasing you around.




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Leatherface

Haunting grounds: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre series
Estimated Body Count: 12

The twisted true-life tale of grave robber Ed Gein has inspired many notable cinematic grotesques, from Norman Bates in Psycho to Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs. However, Tobe Hooper may have done the most to immortalize Gein in the annals of perverse pop culture by emphasizing his habit of making clothing out of human flesh. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre introduced Leatherface, a developmentally disabled fellow under the control of his cannibalistic family. Though he started out as a pretty timid guy who was as afraid of visitors as they were of him, Leatherface came out of his shell in the sequel, making up for lost time in liberally employing his Poulan 306A.




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Norman Bates

Haunting grounds: The Psycho series
Estimated Body Count: 15

Has there ever been a cinematic slasher more pitiable than Norman Bates? The poor guy is practically at war with himself, and his mom nags him from beyond the grave. Heck, every time he makes friends, they seem to end up dead. If Psycho exerted a profound influence on the slasher genre (and onscreen violence in general), it wasn’t because Norman was a particularly prolific killer. Alfred Hitchcock’s original (and the sequels) depicted a man in the clutches of inner torment and madness that was so gripping and scary that it didn’t need buckets of blood (or, in one memorable case, chocolate syrup) to be deeply unsettling.



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The Creeper

Haunting grounds: The Jeepers Creepers series
Estimated Body Count: 20

When Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer wrote “Jeepers Creepers” in the late 1930s, they surely never guessed their snappy little pop ditty would go on to provide the theme song for a murderous winged creature who possesses a bee-and-dog-like ability to smell fear and can regenerate body parts by ingesting those of his victims. And that’s not all — the Creeper can also overcome overwhelmingly negative reviews, too! Although critics kept 2001’s Jeepers Creepers from a Fresh certification, the Creeper was back just two years later with a sequel, and a third installment is scheduled for next year. Not bad for a bad guy who’s limited to a single 23-day feeding frenzy every 23 years, right?




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Hannibal Lecter

Haunting grounds:
Manhunter,
The Silence of the Lambs,
Red Dragon,
Hannibal,
Hannibal Rising
Estimated Body Count: 21

Before 1991, you may not have even known what fava beans were — but after Anthony Hopkins’ first appearance as Doctor Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, nobody ever thought of them the same way again. (Seriously: Google “fava beans,” and underneath a handful of recipes, you’ll see a link to the famous clip where Lecter recalls what has become arguably his most famous dining experience.) Like Jason Voorhees, Lecter doesn’t appear in much of this reboot — he’s only in a little over 15 minutes of Lambs — but audiences had a clear, um, appetite for the flesh-craving serial killer’s brand of mayhem, and he’s since gone on to appear in a number of other books and movies. A fansite dedicated to the good doctor puts his body count at 21 — although it’s been awhile since his creator, author Thomas Harris, has published a new account of his adventures.



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The Thing

Haunting grounds:
The Thing From Another World,
The Thing
Estimated Body Count: 22

Human beings have long been fascinated with outer space, and what might be lurking there — which helps to explain the enduring appeal of John W. Campbell’s 1938 short story, Who Goes There?, about a malevolent alien rescued from an icy grave by an Antarctic research team, and goes on to repay the favor by forcibly (and messily) assimilating every living creature within reach, including 22 unlucky scientists and a handful of dogs. Campbell’s creature — referred to as the Thing — has provided rich fodder for filmmakers over the decades, inspiring both 1951’s The Thing from Another World and John Carpenter’s 1982 cult classic, simply titled The Thing. Another remake is currently under development, proving that no matter how things change, audiences will always have room for an extraterrestrial with an axe to grind.



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Ghostface

Haunting grounds: The Scream series
Estimated Body Count: 25

One of the rare slasher antagonists who’s a killer-by-committee, Ghostface terrorizes the self-referntial Scream series with a revolving door of mask-donning, knife-wielding psychopaths. Their motives are different (peer pressure, revenge, etc.), but the results are the same, no matter who wears the Edward Munch-inspired getup: teenagers will turn up dead, following the conventions of horror movies. And, as with other horror franchises, the body count goes up from the original to the sequel; in all, this council of killers is responsible for at least 25 slayings.




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Fate

Haunting grounds: The Final Destination series
Estimated Body Count: 28

Remember the old margarine commercials that said you can’t fool Mother Nature? Well, according to the Final Destination series, you can’t cheat Fate, either. It’s often said that revenge is a dish best served cold — but for the unseen hand of Fate, it tastes even better when garnished with a series of incredibly brutal (and, it must be said, very morbidly entertaining) booby traps. According to the Final Destination Wikipedia entry, the series’ unseen antagonist has dispatched 28 victims, using everything from the mundane (death by falling brick) to the cleverly rewind-worthy (shower cord strangulation, ladder through the eye, death by falling cherry picker). With a fourth installment scheduled for 2009 (in hi-def 3-D, even!), audiences can expect to see even more attractive young people cut down in their prime in fiendishly inventive ways.




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Chucky

Haunting grounds: The Child’s Play series
Estimated Body Count: 30

Chucky may have devolved into a pint-sized Tony Clifton at this point, but the original Child’s Play was a superior genre piece — creepy, suspenseful, and blessed with an insidious sense of humor. Child’s Play riffed on the idea of innocence gone horribly wrong, with a quasi-Cabbage Patch Kid embodied by a vicious serial killer with the help of a voodoo ritual. Subsequent sequels have delivered more camp than scares, but Chucky’s left a trail of more than 30 corpses in his wake — and probably didn’t enamor himself to Teddy Ruxpin.


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Pinhead

Haunting grounds: The Hellraiser series
Estimated Body Count: 35

By the late 1980s, the slasher genre was starting to feel a little stale — and then along came Pinhead, the sadomasochistic leader of the extradimensional pack of hooligans known as the Cenobites. The spike-headed hook fetishist wasn’t featured heavily in 1987’s Hellraiser, but Pinhead’s combination of creepy appearance, selective taste for victims, and clear fondness for gruesome torture stole the movie; throughout the eight-film series (four of which were released straight to DVD), Pinhead has remained the only constant. And for good reason: Although his body count may be relatively low — Joe’s Little Horror Place puts it at 35 “so far” — no one else can match his way with a sharp, well-placed hook.




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Jigsaw

Haunting grounds: The Saw series
Estimated Body Count: 40

John Kramer must be a huge fan of Se7en. As the Jigsaw Killer, he specializes in setting elaborate Rube Goldberg-style traps for those he feels take life for granted, and then tasks them with attempting to escape, with regularly grisly results. Dressed like a carnival barker and often confined to a wheelchair, Jigsaw uses his wits more than sharp objects, but the results are often bloodier as a result — he’s perhaps the preeminent slasher antihero for the torture-porn era.




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Freddy Kruger

Haunting grounds: The Nightmare series
Estimated Body Count: 42

Perhaps the 1980s’ most recognizable movie monster, Freddy Kruger may not be able to compete with other horror icons for killing in bulk. But the dermatologically-challenged Elm Street resident certainly wins points for style; in addition to his expert use of claw-tipped leather gloves, Freddy is adept at shape-shifting, strangulation, and generating geysers of blood from the bodies of future heartthrobs. The whimsically-monikeredHead Injury Theater provides an incomplete but still perversely engrossing rundown of Freddy’s ghastly work, and charges Mr. Kurger with 42 counts of homicide.



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Leprechaun

Haunting grounds: The Leprechaun series
Estimated Body Count: 45

The Leprechaun series is the embodiment of the finest that Irish culture and letters has to offer, easily surpassing the works of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde. The titular antihero is murderously committed to acquiring a pot o’ gold, an undertaking that prompts travel to such exotic locales as Compton and outer space. The fanpage Connie’s Warwick Davis Fanpage and Leprechaun Center has a remarkably detailed chronicle of the little green guy’s deadly exploits; despite his diminutive stature, the Leprechaun’s super-sharp claws and teeth have helped him tally 45 onscreen fatalities.




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Michael Myers

Haunting grounds: The Halloween series
Estimated Body Count: 56

The best-known escapee of Smith’s Grove Sanitarium, Michael Myers has never been a big fan of babysitters, nor is he particularly fleet of foot. He digs Blue Oyster Cult, and makes special use of Star Trek paraphernalia and kitchen cutlery. Since the release of John Carpenter’s landmark Halloween, Myers’ legend has been told in a number of sequels, and if his reasons for killing are obscure, he’s still coldly efficient at the task; he’s racked up 56 notches on his belt, according to Houseofhorrors.com.




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Jason Voorhees

Haunting grounds: The Friday the 13th series
Estimated Body Count: 146

Rocking facial protection that would do Jacques Plante proud, Jason Vorhees terrorized Camp Crystal Lake with cold precision and an ability to avoid death that rivals Rasputin’s in Friday the 13th. Occasionally breaking out of the bucolic confines of the countryside to wreak havoc in the big city (Part VI: Jason Takes Manhattan, Hades (Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday) and the future (Jason X). According to the absurdly detailed website Fridaythe13thfilms.com, Jason put 146 unfortunate souls on ice (with another 42 self-inflicted or accidental deaths within the series). Pretty impressive for a cat who died from drowning in 1958.

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