When watching a horror/thriller flick, you could either be a conservative critic who would opt to skip the bloody scenes or you could be the brave type who would rather digest the film for what it is. Well, if you are more of the latter, then Jason Wan's 'Saw' must have got you excited! Even now that the franchise has given the bloody scenes a rest, you can still dive into the realms of on-screen thrill and paranoia by way of other similar films. And by similar here, we aren't just pertaining to the killings, the blood, and the gore. More so, some of the films on this list simply possess that shock value that Saw inflicted to its viewers, and yes, that same shock you've always wanted as a horror afficionado. Don't scroll down if you are weak at heart because most of the movies here could give you sleepless nights.
Even with your buddy right beside you, going on a backpacking outdoor adventure isn't going to be an easy option after you watch Hostel. The brutality that the tourists suffer in this eye-bruising thriller will totally remind you of those classic scenes from Saw and rightfully so, director Eli Roth executed the film's thrilling moments well.
James Wan has done it again, this time, with Dead Silence. Although you can say that the horror master has recycled a lot of techniques that he used for Saw in this film, it still has a world of its own. Watch the movie and see how the story of murdered ventriloquist Mary Shaw leads you to a quiet but fear-enticing experience.
"Who will survive and what will be left of them?" Those are the questions you'd ask while watching both Saw and this famous thriller. The story of Leatherface's killings and his use of human skin for his masks is grotesque enough for you to be scared. It's whole franchise is a testament to the terror it brings, which probably also inspired other gory films.
Well, the killer in this film is an innocent-looking female, and that's what makes watching this more terrifying. Misery has given Kathy Bates a well-deserved Oscar and that psychotic fan-girl role she plays should be enough to freak you out. Want to see how the film resembles Saw? Just watch the film!
This 2012 thriller movie resembles Saw in many ways. First, there's a killer involved. Second, there are victims lined-up. Lastly, the overall visuals in the film are totally unsettling, to the point that you might have second thoughts on finishing it. Follow the story of how a robbery goes wrong when a more brutal crime is about to take place.
What could possibly happen when a pretty model is held captive by a psycho? Well, there are a lot of scary instances that may occur and these things would mostly be brutal and nasty. This is exactly what you'll find in this terrifying thriller. Honestly, Captivity is just as disturbing as Saw, but it definitely injects its own freaky elements into viewers.
In popular culture, the number 666 is often associated with the devil or the antichrist. But did you know that the runtime of all the Saw movies from Saw to Saw VII adds up to a total of 666 minutes? Quite shocking? Well, that doesn't discredit the film at all as it was recognized by Guinness as the most successful horror franchise in 2010. The first six Saw movies earned a total gross exceeding $733 million. This record beat other big shot horror films like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Considering that the first Saw movie was supposed to be a straight-to-video release, filmed in 18 days with a budget of only $1 million, the franchise’s success is proof of its greatness. Now, who says no to a reboot?
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