Original Saw Celebrates 10th Anniversary as it Returns to Theaters This Halloween

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It is hard to believe that this year celebrates the 10th anniversary of James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s indie horror hit “Saw.” Since it has been a decade, “Saw” will makes it way back to theaters this Halloween for one week only as the film will open on Friday, October 31, 2014 with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30, 2014.

The seven “Saw” movies grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Successful Horror Franchise” of all time.

“Saw” was the first collaboration for co-creators James Wan, who directed the film, and Leigh Whannell, who wrote the screenplay. Together, they also created the successful “Insidious” franchise, and Wan has gone on to direct such high-profile films as “The Conjuring.”

Directed by Wan from a script penned by Whannell, “Saw” is a psychological thriller focusing on two men who wake up in a secure lair of a serial killer, with a dead body lying between them. The killer, nicknamed “Jigsaw,” leaves them tape recorded messages with details of how to make it out alive. The only way for one man to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable. The two men desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out who’s behind their kidnapping. The film, which was released over Halloween weekend on October 29, 2004, was produced by Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules and Mark Burg.