Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) might be dead, but his traps live on in this fifth Saw entry, which finds the series' production designer David Hackl at the helm for his debut directing gig. Costas Mandylor reprises his role as Hoffman, the detective whose involvement in the string of grisly murders turns out to be more than meets the eye. Picking up where the fourth entry left off, Hoffman is revealed to be a hidden accomplice in Jigsaw's grisly games of death, which look to be continued by the lawman. The plot bounces back and forth from the beginning of their relationship to the present, as Agent Strahm (Scott Patterson) delves farther into the case. Also in the cast are Dexter's Julie Benz and One Missed Call's Meagan Good as victims of another one of Jigsaw's lessons in morality. Saw IV scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan return to pen the screenplay for the Twisted Pictures/Lionsgate co-production.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Horror
- Run Time: 92min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/24/2008
- DVD Release Date: 01/20/2009
- Distributor(s): Lionsgate
- Themes: Serial Killers,Police Corruption,Mind Games,Trapped or Confined
- Tone: Grim,Stylized,Visceral,Gruesome
- Country of Origin: USA (10-24-2008)
- Language: English