All Saw Movies in Order
If you’re into horror movies, you might want to check out all these Saw movies in order. These movies introduced the world to Jigsaw, a serial killer who forced his victims to play sick parlor games as a way to torture them before killing them.
The Saw film franchise has continued ever since. Each movie contains a puzzle box with a series of clues that lead to the next movie in the series.
In this blog post, I will reveal the entire series in order.
Saw is a 2004 American psychological horror film directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell. It is the first installment in the Saw film series and stars Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, and Tobin Bell.
The film tells a nonlinear narrative, revolving around the mystery of the Jigsaw Killer, who tests his victims’ will to live by putting them through deadly “games” where they must inflict great physical pain upon themselves to survive. The frame story follows Jigsaw’s latest victims (Whannell and Elwes), who awaken in a large, dilapidated bathroom, with one being ordered to kill the other to save his family.
Jigsaw is a serial killer who puts his victims through a series of tests. He is obsessed with completing a puzzle that he believes will unlock the secrets of life and death. With the help of his accomplice, Victor (Tobin Bell), he begins a game that will challenge his most tenacious victims.
Meanwhile, Detective Gordon (Danny Glover) and his partner, Lieutenant Hoffman, investigate a series of brutal murders resembling Jigsaw killings.
Saw II (2005)
Saw II is a 2005 horror thriller directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Leigh Whannell and Bousman. The film is the sequel to 2004’s Saw and the second installment in the Saw film series. The film stars Tobin Bell, Donnie Wahlberg, Franky G, Glenn Plummer, Beverley Mitchell, Dina Meyer, Erik Knudsen, Shawnee Smith, and Tobin Bell.
A group of ex-convicts is trapped in a remote cabin by the Jigsaw Killer. In order to escape their fate, they must work together to solve puzzles and navigate traps set by the killer, while trying to avoid being killed by a deadly nerve agent.
Saw III (2006)
Saw III is a 2006 horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and James Wan. The film is the third installment in the Saw film series. The film stars Jeff Denlon, a man whose son was killed by a drunk driver.
The film also stars Shawnee Smith as Amanda Young, Angus Macfadyen as Jeff Denlon, Donnie Wahlberg as detective Eric Matthews, Bahar Soomekh as Lynn Denlon, and Dina Meyer.
Jeff Denlon is a man whose son was killed by a drunk driver. He’s been angry for years, until one day, a man named Jigsaw puts him through a series of tests in order to see if he’s ready to move on.
Saw IV (2007)
Saw IV is a 2007 horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman from a screenplay by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, and a story by Melton, Dunstan, and Thomas Fenton. It is the fourth installment in the Saw film series, the third directed by Bousman. The film stars Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, and Lyriq Bent.
The plot follows Daniel Rigg, a police officer obsessed with rescuing the Jigsaw Killer’s victims, who finds himself the focus of Jigsaw’s latest series of tests, in which he must rescue his partners, Eric Matthews, and Mark Hoffman while learning to overcome his obsession.
The film also explores John Kramer’s legacy and his ability to manipulate people into continuing his work after his death, while providing more of his backstory and an additional explanation as to why he became Jigsaw.
Saw V (2008)
Saw V is a 2008 American supernatural slasher film directed by David Hackl and written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. It is the fifth installment in the Saw film series. The film stars Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Julie Benz, Carlo Rota, and Meagan Good.
John Kramer sends two apprentices to finish what John started. One of them is Detective Mark Hoffman, the other is Peter Strahm, a man who had been following the trail of the Jigsaw killings.
With help from FBI Agent Peter Strahm, Mark tries to stop John Kramer and save his wife. Meanwhile, Detective John Kramer’s own past is revealed.
Saw VI (2009)
Saw VI is a 2009 horror film directed by Kevin Greutert (in his feature directorial debut) and written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. It is the sixth installment in the Saw film series.
The film stars Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Peter Outerbridge, and Shawnee Smith. Similar to its predecessor, Saw VI maintains the focus on the posthumous effects of the Jigsaw Killer and the progression of his successor, Detective Mark Hoffman.
The plot follows an insurance executive who must complete a series of deadly “games” set up by Hoffman in order to rescue his employees. Meanwhile, the FBI comes to suspect that Agent Peter Strahm, who was framed by Hoffman as being Jigsaw’s successor, is not actually a Jigsaw accomplice and re-opens the investigation, drawing Hoffman into motion to protect his secret identity.
Saw 3D (2010)
Saw VII is a 2010 American horror film directed by Kevin Greutert and written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. It is the seventh installment in the Saw film series. The film is the first installment of the series to be filmed in 3D and the first to be released in 3D. The film was released on October 13, 2010, in North America by Lionsgate Films.
Jigsaw is back and he’s ready to kill again. The film starts with John Kramer’s ex-wife Jill Tuck informing Internal Affairs that rogue detective Mark Hoffman is the man responsible for the recent Jigsaw games, and Hoffman hunts her down.
Meanwhile, a man who falsely claims to be a survivor of one of the Jigsaw Killer’s games to become a local celebrity finds himself part of a real game where he must save his wife.
Jigsaw is a 2017 American horror film directed by the Spierig Brothers and written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger. It is the eighth installment in the Saw film series. The film stars Tobin Bell, Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, and Hannah Emily Anderson.
The plot follows a group of people who find themselves forced to participate in a series of deadly “games” inside a barn.
Meanwhile, the police investigate a new series of murders that fit the modus operandi of the eponymous Jigsaw Killer, who has been dead for almost a decade.
The film is an American slasher film written and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. It is the ninth installment and standalone sequel of the Saw film series. The film is a direct sequel to the 2010 film Saw III and is based on a plot outline by Bousman, but is not a direct continuation of the story of the first two films. It takes place two years after the events of Saw III.
The film’s title refers to the spiral shape of the Jigsaw puzzle pieces. The film is a standalone sequel to the 2010 film Saw III and is based on a plot outline by Bousman, but is not a direct continuation of the story of the first two films.
It follows the story of Jigsaw copycat killer Adrian Mellon (Chris Rock) and the police forces working to stop him.
Detective Marv Bozwick chases a thief down a sewer drain pipe during a parade. Bozwick was attacked from behind by a figure wearing a pig mask and was given a choice: tear out his tongue and live or be killed by a train. Bozwick was killed by a train when he couldn’t escape the trap.
The Saw franchise has been one of the most popular horror franchises of the last decade. While each installment in the series contains a similar plotline, the puzzles in each game are unique.
This is one of the reasons why the Saw franchise is still going strong today. Even though a lot of people may not know the first Saw film from the rest of the series, there are a few things you need to know about the franchise before watching the new movie.