Steve Forn, the editor of the Saw X film, might want to consider wearing headphones while editing in the future. This comes after a recent incident where the police showed up at his home after receiving complaints from his neighbors, who claimed to have heard screams coming from inside the house.
A Terrifying Audio Recording
The source of the commotion turned out to be an audio recording used in a horrifying scene in the movie, which was also featured in its promotional poster – the eye vacuum trap, a new torture device introduced in the film series.
Director Kevin Greutert shared this peculiar story during an interview with NME. He recounted the night when the police unexpectedly knocked on Steve’s door while he was in the midst of editing the horror film.
The Unsettling Knock on the Door
Greutert described how there was a knock on the door, and there was a camera there, capturing the moment the police were waiting outside. The officers explained that they had received a call from a concerned neighbor who believed someone was being tortured to the brink of death inside the house. In response, Steve Forn calmly said, “Actually, we’re just editing a film. Would you like to come in and see it?” The police officers burst into laughter at the revelation.
A Sigh of Relief and Appreciation
The police chose not to enter Steve’s house to watch the film and instead praised the movie, acknowledging that it was so convincingly realistic that it had frightened the neighbors to the point of calling them.
“Saw X” indeed received a warm reception from horror film enthusiasts. On Rotten Tomatoes, it garnered a 90% audience score with the label “fresh.” As of the current week, “Saw X” was shown on 3,262 screens in North America, setting a record for the highest number of screens in the franchise.
Box Office Success and Audience Demographics
The film was watched by an audience that consisted of 57% men, primarily in the 18-34 age range, and it had earned approximately $18 million at the box office. However, it faced tough competition from the animated film “PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie,” which dominated the American box office with earnings of $23 million.
The Plot of “Saw X”
“Saw X” features Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Renata Vaca, and Steven Brand. The film tells the story of John Kramer, also known as Jigsaw (played by Tobin Bell), who attempts to seek treatment for cancer in Mexico but falls victim to deception. He then targets the deceivers in his twisted game of survival.
This incident involving the police visit adds an intriguing chapter to the legacy of “The Exorcist,” highlighting the impact and realism of horror films on both audiences and unsuspecting neighbors.