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Saw X cast, trailer, plot, reviews and more

We've got all the information you need on the Saw X cast, plot, and the Jigsaw Killer's long-awaited return, so here's all you should know about Saw 10.

Saw X release date: Jigsaw on his bike

What is the Saw X release date? It’s been two decades since Saw introduced us to the Jigsaw Killer and his creepy puppet. Now, 19 years and a lot of bloodshed later, we’ve seen countless gruesome traps and dozens of unfortunate victims, with each death being more twisted than the last.

As of now, we’ve had ten entries in the Saw franchise since one of the best horror movies of the 2000s. For the most part, the franchise has focused on John Kramer (Tobin Bell) and his reign of terror as the Jigsaw Killer. He gets a kick out of getting people to show how much they really want to live by escaping his traps. But beware. If you break his moral code, you could find yourself strapped to something pointy and terrifying.

For viewers who are into the blood and chaos that comes with watching the Saw movies in order, here’s what you need to know about the Saw X cast, plot, reviews and more. This is one of the year’s most exciting new movies for horror fans, and we won’t even make you cut off a finger to learn more. Well, not right now, anyway. We’re good to you, aren’t we?

Who’s in the Saw X cast?

Tobin Bell is back and out for blood as John Kramer in the cast of Saw X, and he’s joined by a few familiar faces.

Bell returned as one of the best movie villains as the lead for this new outing, having been mostly a supporting player since his fictional death way back in Saw III. Along with Bell, Shawnee Smith came back to the fold as Jigsaw’s apprentice, Amanda Young, as well as Costas Mandylor as Mark Hoffman in the Saw X post-credit scene.

Synnøve Macody Lund plays Dr Cecilia Pederson, who claims to offer a pioneering cancer treatment in Mexico. But as well all know, things don’t work out too well for John Kramer here, so she very much ends up in the clutches of one of his Saw X traps.

Saw X release date: Jigsaw's puppet returns in Saw X

Here’s the Saw X cast list: 

  • Tobin Bell as John Kramer
  • Shawnee Smith as Amanda Young
  • Synnøve Macody Lund as Dr Cecilia Pederson
  • Steven Brand as Parker Sears
  • Michael Beach as Henry Kessler
  • Renata Vaca as Gabriela
  • Paulette Hernandez as Valentina
  • Octavio Hinojosa as Mateo
  • Joshua Okamoto as Diego
  • Costas Mandylor as Mark Hoffman
  • Jorge Briseño as Carlos

Saw X release date: Tobin Bell is back as Jigsaw in Saw X

Saw X release date and reviews

Saw X arrived in cinemas on Friday September 29, 2023, having been brought forward from its previous release date around Halloween. It was met by all-round positive reviews.

Many critics claimed it was the best installment in the franchise since the original, and said it satisfied all the gory demands that Saw fans would be likely to have. Right now, it’s sitting at 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the highest-scoring Saw movie of the bunch.

That said, we didn’t have such high praise for it in our Saw X review, so if you’d like to hear some of the not-so-good things about the new movie, be sure to give it a read.

Saw X release date: One of Jigsaw's victims is caught in a trap

Is there a Saw X trailer?

The first Saw X trailer was released on July 30, 2023, and there was plenty of gore on show.

The Saw X trailer did a great job of unveiling the plot of the new movie, as well as showcasing some of the dastardly death machines Jigsaw built for his latest array of victims. (Be sure and watch it for yourself below!)

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What is Saw X about?

The Saw X plot takes place between the first two Saw movies and follows John Kramer falling victim to a medical scam. 

Kramer heads to Mexico in order to try out a supposedly pioneering medical treatment for his cancer, only to find that it’s all a scam designed to take advantage of desperate people.

It’s not too hard to guess what happens next, as Jigsaw reverts to his penchant for intricate murder and turns the tables on the con artists who have attempted to trick him. It all comes to a head when one of his old apprentices, Amanda, joins him to lend a helping hand. It doesn’t end well for the victims, that’s for certain. (If you’d like to know more about that, check out our Saw X ending explained!)

Saw X release date: Shawnee Smith as Amanda

Where can I watch Saw X?

Saw X is a theatrical-only release for now, which means you can see all the blood and guts on a big screen. Yay!

It’ll no doubt wind up on streaming services like the rest of the franchise, but you’ll have to wait until it’s had its big screen run for the first few months. When the Saw 11 release date rolls around, this will no doubt be a theatrical release, too.

Why not check out our guides to the best movies in other gruesome franchises with a breakdown of the Insidious 6 release dateThe Conjuring 4 release date, and the Evil Dead Rise 2 release date? You can also look out for the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie release date and The Exorcist Believer release date. You won’t be short of the best Halloween movies to watch at spooky Christmas this year.

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