"Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?" -- Ray Boyd (Jonathan Lipnicki) in Jerry Maguire

Why would I use a quote from a Cameron Crowe film to introduce a post about a new Saw poster? Heck, click right here and find out. (Pause for clicking.) Yes, horror fans, it looks like good ol' Jigsaw was good enough to solve that question for us. According to the Lionsgate marketing department, the human head really DOES weigh eight pounds. (OK, it's actually a little less than eight pounds, but Jiggy did have a fairly large tumor removed during his last movie, don't forget.)

As usual the Lionsgate salespeople have done a fine job of tossing together a promotional item that'll have the fans saying "cooooool" and the uninitiated saying "uhhhh ... wtf am I looking at?!?!?!" Well, you're looking at the dismembered head of Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) as it lies on a scale. Ew. And get this: Remember how last year Mr. Bell contributed some of his own blood to the Saw 3 poster? Well this time around he actually sliced his own head off and placed it on a scale!

Nah, just kidding. Anyway, there's the new poster. Which means some sort of teaser trailer won't be far behind. Speaking as a fan of the whole slimy Saw series, my reaction is "cool." Saw 4, which stars Costas Mandylor, Lyriq Bent, Angus Macfadyen and (we think) Shawnee Smith, opens on October 26. Needless to say: There will be (more) blood.
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