Saw X: plot, reviews, cast, trailer and everything we know about the horror sequel (2024)

Saw X: plot, reviews, cast, trailer and everything we know about the horror sequel (1)

Saw X is the latest entry into the iconic horror franchise. Fans everywhere are excited for more twisted games, messed-up traps and a deeper look into John Kramer's life.

The most recent Saw movie was Spiral, which served as a spinoff and followed Chris Rock's detective Zeke Banks as he investigated a copycat killer. Now we're back into the original timeline and it's time to jump back into Jigsaw's games.

Kevin Greutert returns as director for this installment, having previously directed Saw VI and Saw 3D and worked as an editor on most of the franchise so far.

Confirming his work on the project back in February, Greutert wrote on Twitter saying: "Just wrapped shooting on Saw X, and though the challenges were huge (easy films are rarely worthwhile in the end), it was one of the most rewarding and epic experiences of my life. Cast and crew were firing on all cylinders."

Here's everything we know about Saw X so far...

Saw X release date

Saw X arrived in cinemas on Friday, September 29. This was a month earlier than its original release date.

Confirming the exciting news in a Twitter update, the Saw account wrote: "I've heard your beautiful screams of anticipation loud and clear. #SawX is now coming at you one month earlier. September 29th - prepare yourselves for Jigsaw's return."

I've heard your beautiful screams of anticipation loud and clear. #SawX is now coming at you one month earlier.September 29th - prepare yourselves for Jigsaw’s return. pic.twitter.com/4CUPexsActJuly 20, 2023

Saw X plot

With the Saw timeline jumping around quite a lot, fans have been keen to know where the tenth instalment slots into the story.

We now have the answer to that, with Saw X effectively serving as a sequel to the original Saw movie and a prequel to Saw II. It will focus on a medical scam in Mexico.

Healthcare as a theme is something that fans of the franchise are familiar with, due to John Kramer's cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment, and he has targeted doctors in the past. One of his early subjects was his oncologist Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes).

The official synopsis is: "Set between the events ofSawandSaw II, a sick and desperateJohn Kramertravels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer — only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable.

"Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through devious, deranged and ingenious traps."

Saw X cast

Tobin Bell reprises his role as John Kramer, aka Jigsaw, which is exciting news for fans as the star did not appear in Spiral.

In addition to this, Shawnee Smith is back as Amanda Young. Much like Jigsaw himself, Amanda is an iconic name in the Saw franchise and was his test subject turned apprentice.

Outside of the familiar names, there's a brand new cast who will presumably play those involved in Jigsaw's next grisly games. After all, the traps are a significant part of the franchise!

Newcomers include Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, Michael Beach, Renata Vaca, Paulette Hernandez, Joshua Okamoto and Octavio Hinojosa.

For more about them, check out our Saw X cast guide.

Saw X reviews

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Saw X has been a success so far, managing to achieve a Fresh rating on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. At the time of writing it stands at 82% approval, making it the highest-rated movie of the entire franchise, even higher than the first!

In our What to Watch review, we gave it four stars and praised Tobin Bell for the "performance of his career".

Saw X trailer

A trailer for Saw X has been released across social media and it's definitely enough to whet your appetite, with quick looks at new traps and confirmation that both John and Amanda are back.

It looks like this is going to be quite the thrilling ride - take a look below!

Saw X first look

If you can't wait until September 29, Lionsgate has released a first look clip from Saw X which introduces fans to the first trap of the movie, the Eye Vacuum trap.

Naturally, things get quite grisly, so this isn't for the faint of heart and if you're squeamish you definitely don't want to hit that play button!

How to watch the Saw movies

Here is how you can watch all of the Saw movies right now:

  • Saw (2004): The Roku Channel in the US; Netflix in the UK
  • Saw II (2005): Starz in the US; Netflix in the UK
  • Saw III (2006): Starz in the US; Sky Go in the UK
  • Saw IV (2007): Starz in the US; Sky Go in the UK
  • Saw V (2008): Starz in the US; Sky Go in the UK
  • Saw VI (2009): Starz in the US; Sky Go in the UK
  • Saw 3D (2010): Starz in the US; Sky Go in the UK
  • Jigsaw (2017): MGM Plus in the US; Prime Video in the UK
  • Spiral (2021): Hulu in the US; via digital on-demand in the UK

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Lucy Buglass

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Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Now she works for our sister site TechRadar in the same role. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress!

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