VOTD: Paranormal Saw

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With both Saw and Paranormal Activity out in theaters, FunnyOrDie has decided to create a funny mash-up parody called Paranormal Saw.

Want the paranormal spookiness of Paranormal Activity, but without giving up the gore and mindgames of Saw? Then Paranormal Saw is just for you! When a young couple suspect a ghost in their house, they uncover a puppet with plans of his own.

Watch Paranormal Saw after the jump.

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As it stands, this is a rumor at best and, more accurately, an informed online endorsement that could easily pick up steam amongst horror fans and online. Either way, it’s the weekend and the thought of Tobe Hooper, creator of Leatherface and director of 1974′s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and its huggable ’86 sequel, once again revving up the genre’s best ‘saw hadn’t crossed my mind. It should have. According to Shock’s Ryan Rotten, while attending a party for Saw IV, he saw Hooper hanging with TCM2‘s Bill Moseley and, more importantly, the team at Twisted Pictures. Dots connected, and Rotten has fully thrown his support behind Hooper’s possible involvement.

I know, oohlala. But as we reported (and as Russ understandably bemoaned), Twisted Pictures purchased the franchise’s rights from the metallic douches at Platinum Dunes. Twisted’s first installment, vaguely said to be a contemporary take and possibly a true third sequel ignoring Dunesentriesis already in development, with a screenplay by Stephen Susco (The Grudge). Moreover, it seems that Hooper’s new management, Evolution, shares L.A. offices with Twisted, and also reps Susco. So, why would Hooper directing be a good idea for the franchise, and business-wise, is it a smart one, since Hooper hasn’t directed a hit flick in a long time? We chime in after the jump. Let us know what you think…
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Yes, you’ve probably seen me wearing Marc Ecko’s Star Wars Boba Fett hoody, which I like because its geek wear, which can totally blend in and not look like geek wear. It doesn’t scream out “look, I’m a Star Wars hoody!” Ecko has a bunch of other Star Wars designs that don’t fit that classification. I assume they’re popular, because he’s making more and more of thee things. Ecko’s latest batch includes The Dark Knight, Kiss, Saw and Friday the 13th themed hoodies. I’m not exactly sure if these are cool or not. Personally, they come off a bit too flashy for my tastes. But I thought some of you might be impressed. But at a price tag of nearly $100, will any of you pull out your credit card? More photos and details after the jump.

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You want the rights to some of the classic horror franchises to escape the clutches of Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes? Be careful what you wish for.

A lot of people really don’t like the Platinum Dunes horror remakes. Easy enough to understand; hell, as far as I’m concerned there are only two real Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies, and they both have Tobe Hooper‘s name on the director’s card. But people who will see and complain about the Dunes films won’t even touch the Saw franchise. (Which leads me to wonder just who is seeing the Saw movies to make them successful. Damn kids!) Where does that leave fans of a series like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which is now passing from Platinum Dunes into the hands of Saw‘s Twisted Pictures? More to the point, will we ever have to suffer through the marketing for a Texas ChainSAW Massacre? Read More »

VOTD: The SAW Mentos Commercial

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If the horror film Saw was a Mentos commercial… it would look something like this. Warning: the mash-up includes spoilers from the original Saw film. Video after the jump.
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I’m not a fan of the Saw series at all, not so far, so I would like to solicit your comments on what makes it worthwhile. It’s a mystery to me how it attracts so many viewers. And, while you’re here, Saw fans, please also share your feelings on the upcoming videogame spin-off.

The game was in development for a good while before original publisher Brash went bankrupt. Konami have now picked up the pieces (ahem) and revealed what they can to Variety – including a few screenshots. The key details, and a look at a couple of those shots, below the break.

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VOTDWeekend: SAW School Musical

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The Pitch: “What if the world of Saw and High School Musical came together and made a baby? It might resemble this, Saw School Musical.”

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SAW Movie Marathon This Thursday

This Thursday – October 23rd, Lionsgate Films is holding SAWfest at 42 participating AMC movie theaters around the country. For only $15, moviegoers will be able to see all five SAW films on the big screen. The event will start at 4:00pm, with short intermissions between films, leading up to the midnight screening of SAW V (also included).

Five films for $15 is one hell of a deal. I’ll be at the San Francisco Metreon screening along with Jon Christensen of /Gamer. I’m not sure if I’ll make it through the entire thing, but we’re going to try. You can see a complete listing of participating movie theaters below.

AMC “SAWFEST” PARTICIPATING THEATRES

STATE MARKET THEATRE

Arizona Phoenix AMC Mesa Grand 24

Arizona Phoenix AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX

California Los Angeles AMC CityWalk 19 with IMAX

California Los Angeles AMC 30 at The Block

California Los Angeles AMC Burbank 16

California Los Angeles AMC Ontario Mills 30

California Los Angeles AMC Norwalk 20

California Los Angeles AMC Del Amo 18

California San Diego AMC Mission Valley 20

California San Diego AMC Palm Promenade 24

California San Jose AMC Mercado 20

California San Francisco AMC Metreon 16 with IMAX

California San Francisco AMC Bay Street 16

Colorado Denver AMC Westminster Promenade 24

District of Columbia Washington AMC Hoffman Center 22

Florida Miami AMC Sunset Place 24

Florida Miami AMC Aventura 24

Florida Orlando AMC Loews Universal Cineplex 20

Florida Orlando AMC Pleasure Island 24

Florida Tallahassee AMC Tallahassee Mall 20

Georgia Atlanta AMC Southlake Pavilion 24

Illinois Chicago AMC Loews Streets of Woodfield 20

Illinois Chicago AMC Crestwood 18

Kansas Kansas City AMC BarryWoods 24

Maryland Baltimore AMC Loews White Marsh 16

Massachusetts Boston AMC Loews Boston Common 19

Michigan Detroit AMC Star Southfield 20

New Jersey Clifton AMC Clifton Commons 16

New Jersey New Brunswick AMC Loews New Brunswick 18

New Jersey Elizabeth AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20

New York New York City AMC Empire 25

New York New York City AMC Loews Palisades Center 21

Ohio Cincinnati AMC Newport on the Levee 20

Ohio Columbus AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX

Pennsylvania Philadelphia AMC Neshaminy 24

Pennsylvania Philadelphia AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24

Pennsylvania Pittsburgh AMC Loews Waterfront 22

Texas Dallas AMC The Parks at Arlington 18

Texas Dallas AMC Mesquite 30

Texas Houston AMC Gulf Pointe 30

Virginia Norfolk AMC Hampton 24

Washington Seattle AMC Loews Alderwood 16

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