Spiral Trailer Breakdown: A New Game Begins

From one of the most merciless franchises known to man, a new trailer for "Spiral: From the Book of Saw" has just been released and it's a sight to see.

By Jesse Conner

Spiral Trailer Breakdown

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Horror / 2021 / R

A detective and his partner investigate a series of grizzly murders.

Just when we thought the Jigsaw killer was finally retired, Chris Rock gives us one more puzzle to solve. Lionsgate released the newest trailer for "Spiral" today. After seeing it, we're pumped for the franchise's latest resurgence.

The preview for this modern-day massacre film is on par with the level of creepiness and cruel inventiveness we would expect to see. Instead of lead detective Zeke Banks (Chris Rock) being gifted a tape and recorder (like in previous films), he's given a flash drive that says, "Play Me." Cue the hair-raising silence. And cue Samuel L. Jackson waiting in your living room. Usually, if he's there (which he always is), he'll kill you or work with you. In this case, it's the latter. We think.

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The franchise has produced 8 films to date. But this new interpretation helmed by executive producer Chris Rock has a different feel to it. Even though all we've seen from "Spiral" is this initial trailer (along with the teaser about a year ago), we think it has the potential to be the best version of the tortuous plot yet.

One oddity we noticed is that the sound of the Jigsaw killer is a little softer this time. Throughout the new trailer, they insist this executioner is a copycat. If you've seen the previous films, you know it could be ANYBODY behind the mask. The Jigsaw killer usually never works alone. He's just the main man behind the scenes. In other words, he pulls the strings. So, will that be the case in this new game? Only time will tell. Given what we've seen today, we have no idea what kind of twisted turns this flick will take. Click below to see the full trailer. You may see something we missed.

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