Director Darren Lynn every scene — whether in a dungeon, an office or a parking lot — in near-total darkness. The idea is that evil operates in darkness.

Interestingly, serial killer Jigsaw prefers to target rapists and murderers, so the human slaughter is made somewhat more acceptable to the audience because the victims deserve to die –NOT!

Disturbing as the Saw series is, it does point to a truth: People want to live. We have no desire to die. In the Hebrew Torah we read “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Good words, indeed!

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