The Jigsaw Legacy: How the 'Saw' Franchise Defined Horror in the '00s and Laid the Groundwork for Blockbuster Careers

The Jigsaw Legacy: How the 'Saw' Franchise Defined Horror in the '00s and Laid the Groundwork for Blockbuster Careers

05/12/2021

Two Guys in a Room

The House That Saw Built

Two weeks to the day before Saw hit theaters, The New York Times traced Abu Ghraib’s tactics back to a U.S. detention facility in Bagram, Afghanistan, where members of the same military intelligence battalion had chained two civilians to the ceiling and subjected them to cruelty, resulting in their deaths. In November 2004, while Saw was still in its theatrical run, showing men chained to pipes, The Times also published the first report on torture at Guantanamo Bay, based on a summer Red Cross inspection of the infamous U.S. military prison.

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