Saw V (2008, USA/CDN) C-95m. ** D: David Hackl. Starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Julie Benz, Meagan Good, Mark Rolston. No end in sight to horror franchise, and to be honest, there's no need. Fifth SAW movie explains how agent Hoffman (Mandylor) was corrupted by Jigsaw Bell and how agent Strahm (Patterson) manages to narrowly escape one of his torture devices. Of course, there's a group of related people, who have to escape booby-trapped rooms. Still fascinating, with a few gross-out scenes, and a WTF-ending. Followed by SAW VI (2009).



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