Friday Night Features: “Saw” Short Film

Kittens, it’s Friday, which means it’s time once again for Friday Night Features, your home on the web for interesting and innovative horror short films.  Tonight I thought I’d treat you all to a little trip back in time to 2003, when young unknown filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannell were trying to get financing to make their unusual horror concept film, Saw. With a minimal budget, they selected a scene from their script to film as a pitch to studios.  The rest, as they say, darlings, is history: the short they made went on to spawn seven films and create the highest grossing horror franchise of all time.  Love or hate the Saw movies, this one has earned a place in horror short history.  Enjoy!

Saw .5

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– Friday Night Features: “T is for Temptation”

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– Friday Night Features: “Deus Irae”

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14 replies

  1. Did you go see the movie last night? I just got back : )

  2. I liked the first few Saws, interesting that it’s a guy in the short.

  3. Shawnee Smith is my favorite. Just FYI in case people wanted to know more about me.

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