The Buzz On Saw 9

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Does anyone else find it odd that one of the biggest horror movie franchises of all time; which had an original release date for its ninth installment of the film on October 23, only to then bump it to the earlier date of May 15 as to not compete with Blumhouse’s Halloween Kills, does not have a whole lotta buzz? It seems to me like there may be a whole lotta confusion.

Chris Rock and Max Minghella

Firstly, what is the actual name of this movie? I have seen it referred to as multiple options, which had me initially guessing as to what the actual name this movie will be released under. Let’s take a look:

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The official name of the ninth installation Saw is, Spiral: From The Book of Saw (see Lionsgate official site).

Top billing goes to Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, two names I never expected to see together, especially in one of the grizzliest horror movie franchises ever made. If I had to imagine one of the two names in this billing, I could picture Samuel L. Jackson as he already has crossed over to the creepy side of life being a M. Night Shamylan muse.

The two together though? That’s an exciting team-up.

Chris Rock
Samuel L. Jackson

The third cast member who was not given top billing, Max Minghella. Yes that Max Minghella of the very successful Hulu series, The Handmaid’s Tale. Minghella has had a robust career for years but manages to fly under the radar somewhat. Minghella is big name right now and rightfully so-he belongs up their with the best of the best-the man’s acting skills crush.

Spiral From The Book of Saw will be released possibly this month on Friday, May 15th or possibly on October 23. Due to the Covid Pandemic nothing is certain these days. But rest assured, this movie will make its way into our lives. Praise be.

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The Conjuring 2



James Wan is the embodiment and maestro in the creation of terror, as well as the director of what is considered the decade’s scariest movie The Conjuring. In its follow up, The Conjuring 2, Wan succeeds in holding the flame up to his original work, something we cannot say about most sequels.

Our favorite ghost hunters, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) have recently returned from their very publicized case in Amityville, Long Island when their attention is turned to a family in Enfield, England who is experiencing an onslaught of paranormal events.

When youngest daughter Janet (Madison Wolfe) becomes afflicted with possession-like symptoms that worsen over time, the maligned entity begins to affect the entire Hodgson family forcing them to invite the paranormal investigators into their home.

In Wan’s hands, The Conjuring 2 keeps the viewers in suspense while also effectively adding a slice of warmth and depth to the characters. The development of the relationship between the Warren’s and the Hodgon’s gives us a momentary breath but we are then quickly pulled right back into the terror.

The Conjuring 2 is an incredibly effective horror movie that is sharp and creepy, and also piles on the jump scares. In my opinion (and most likely the rest of the world) if a project has James Wan’s signature attached, it will likely get an overwhelming stamp of approval.