Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saw III put me at a crossroads...also, who the F is this "Shawnee" character???!

I've been having this ritual that on Friday nights, late at night, when my mind just won't slow down from the insanely horrible week I've just had...

I watch the horror movie that is featured on Syfy (formerly Sci-Fi).

It really doesn't matter what garbage they show, I'm going to watch it-start to finish.

So last night, Saw III was on.

Now, I saw....Saw (the original Saw).
And was alright. I know alot of people like this series, but for me, I just couldn't really get into it.

Don't get me wrong, I love Carey Elwes and Danny Glover. I think they're great. The foot getting sawed off was pretty gruesome too. Maybe I'm just not smart and puzzle-y enough for it? I don't know. It's not that it had problems or anything...I did find the "Jigsaw" guy to be kind of a creeper, but not in a scary way, more in like a "is he a registered sex offender?" kind of way.
Saw III Pictures, Images and Photos
"I have some candy in my car, little girl"

I just wasn't in love. It's not you, it's ME, Saw series.
It wasn't a Jason Voorhees moment for me at all.

So when Saw II came out, I was disinterested and never "Saw" it.

Then VH1 did that show "Scream Queens"...remember that? And the host was some chick I never heard of: Shawnee Smith. And they said she was from the Saw series (gotta be honest, I don't remember her in the first one at all, I had to go back and read the synopsis). I just remember being baffled that they considered here the "scream queen of horror" when I had never really heard of her. Was Jamie Lee Curtis busy when they filmed this?
P.S. here's the clip of the winner, Tanedra, in Saw VI:

Yikes. The arm?!

Anyway, I was fascinated by this Shawnee character and why she was considered the Queen of Horror. I thought that was me?
Why was she given this title? After the show would end though, I'd quickly forget all about it.

Then Saw III came on. And I remembered my quest. Who was this Shawnee character anyway? I had to know. Once and for all.

Well, and have some extensive info on this woman. Here are 5 frightening Shawnee facts:

1. She starred in The Blob, Who's Harry Crumb?, and Summer School.

2. She fronted a band called "Fydolla ho", which she founded with Robert Trujillo (Metallica) which sounds like Veruca Salt/Hole kind of?:

3. She is now in a band called "Smith & Pile" which is a country band.:

4. She has 2 kids and is rumored to have a 3rd on the way.

5. She apparently hates horror movies? I think that's a lie. Since she's starred in a whole heap of them.

Ok, so now I feel better knowing about her. But what's her deal in these movies?

So I watched Saw III, and as a general rule with any horror movie, after I've started watching the first 15 minutes, I'm invested. Good or bad, I need to watch the whole thing.

So I did.

I don't know how I feel. Maybe it was because it was so late at night and I just couldn't sleep, but I think I liked it. I definitely didn't hate it. And I couldn't stop watching.

Could I be at a Saw Crossroads?

The Pig Vat scene made me almost dry heave...and the Twisting Rack was pretty hard to watch...I think the PG version is more fun to watch.

I do think that because I skipped Saw II, I missed out on the flashbacks, because I had no idea who some of those people were. But overall, entertaining.

I don't know if I'll see Saws IV-XXXXXVVIIII, but I thought Saw III was pretty decent.

So wait, the guy had brain cancer?!? WTF?


Fear Street said...

I've only seen the first one all the way through. Just thinking about all the torture scenes to be found in the others kinda makes me ill. I can only stand so much evisceration!

I had no clue who Shawnee was until now...

Monster Bash Blog said...

Fear Street I agree!
I hate "realistic" torture scenes...I could barely have made it through Hostel. The more I think about it, the less I like these types of movies because of how real they are. I'll stick with Jason lol!

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