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Spiral had one of its goriest scenes cut

The Saw sequel ran into some trouble with the ratings board, and we can see why.

Turns out, this year’s Spiral could’ve been a lot gorier. During a watch party online, director Darren Lynn Bousman says he and the Motion Picture Association of America disagreed about one particular scene in the horror movie.


Whatever the case, it’s a pity we may never see what Spiral: From the Book of Saw could’ve looked like. The film essentially re-kickstarts the Saw franchise by introducing a copycat killer to Jigsaw. Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger wrote it, with Chris Rock in a starring role, as well as executive producing.

Another new Saw, and a Saw TV series spin-off, were reported to be in development in April. Plenty of opportunity for whatever the filmmakers think up. Here’s the best horror movies on Netflix for more heinous traps and killings.