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  • This is the first "Saw" film to be released more than a year after the previous film.
  • Even though Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010) was originally intended to be the final film of the series, in 2012, the studio, Lionsgate, had expressed interest in continuing the "Saw" films, even contemplating doing a reboot for some time. Then, in 2016, the development for Jigsaw (2017) was officially confirmed.
  • This is the first "Saw" film with two directors.
  • Jigsaw (2017) was shot in Toronto, Ontario in 2016. It started filming on September 26, the birthday of Gustavo Goulart, who was originally accepted for a leading role in the film but was soon replaced, because his work visa would not be issued in time. However, Goulart released his audition on YouTube as a short film called Walking After You (2016).
  • It is unknown as to whether this film will actually be titled "Saw: Legacy". "Legacy" is being used as a code name for this film, sparking rumours that it will be titled "Saw: Legacy", however it may have just been called that to keep the film a secret.
  • A soft reference to Jigsaw (2017) was shown in the film Insidious (2010). It was a drawing of the clown puppet on a chalkboard with the number "8" beneath it.
  • The script was finished in February 2016.
  • The first Saw Sequel which doesn't have a number in the title.
  • This is the first film in the whole franchise to be filmed in anamorphic, especially in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The previous titles, including Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010), were all filmed in spherical/non-anamorphic.
  • This story starts right after the events of Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010).
  • Previously called "Saw: Legacy," the title changed to Jigsaw (2017), making it the first film to have Tobin Bell's character's name displayed in the title.
  • This was originally called "Saw: Legacy" But they had to change it to "Jigsaw".
  • Takes place over 10 years after the events of Saw III (2006), the movie that features the death of Jigsaw.
  • This is the second film in the series to be digitally filmed. The first was Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010).
  • Assuming good box office results for this installment, a sequel was already being written for the movie, months ahead of its release. Set for a Halloween 2018 release, this sequel was being written with the unofficial title "Jigsaw Lives".
  • The film was originally classified R18+ by the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification, with ratings advice of "high impact horror violence." The distributor, Studio Canal, decided to appeal this rating to the Classification Review Board. On October 20, 2017, the Review Board overturned the R18+ rating and lowered it to MA15+ with advice of "strong themes and strong horror violence." Films classified MA15+ require a person under that age to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. In the Review Board's opinion, the themes and violence in the film overall was only strong in impact, not high, and therefore it did not warrant a more restrictive rating.
  • This is the first film in the series since the first one that does not feature an opening death trap.
  • Jigsaw is said to have been dead for over a decade. This film was released on October 27, 2017. Jigsaw was killed in Saw III (2006) and that film premiered on October 27, 2006. Therefore, he has been dead for exactly eleven years.
  • The Cycle Trap is based on the classic countertop spiralizer vegetable cutter.
  • The red helix coils of the Cycle Trap are patterned after the red cheek swirls of Billy the Puppet.
  • Each of the primary cast members including Jigsaw himself (Tobin Bell) appeared in promotional material donning the classic paint of John Kramer/Jigsaw's puppet.
  • The film was specifically written as a way to minimize on the torturous and extreme violence of the previous series installments, instead opting for in place of claustrophobia for gloss and style and for more enjoyable gore and elaborate trap death sequences.
  • Competed against fellow horror film Happy Death Day (2017) at the box office. The Blumhouse production achieved a significantly more positive reception and grossed more money than Jigsaw (2017).
  • Tobin Bell expressed after the success of the film that future films featuring John Kramer and him appearing alongside other slasher horror icons was not an interest of his for the character.
  • Upon the film's success, Twisted Pictures greenlit a following ninth and tenth installment of the horror franchise.
  • The film is set tentatively between present day 2017 and 2003.
  • Other than the "Reverse Bear Trap", the original game of 2003 in the Jill Tuck Barn, features the only reused traps of the entire franchise.
  • The replicated Jigsaw traps in Eleanor Bonneville's art studio are as follows: The Angel trap that killed Allison Kerry in "Saw III", The Razor Box that killed Addison Cordday intended for Gus Colyard in "Saw II", The Magnum Eye Hols that killed Gus Colyard in "Saw II", The Water Box in "Saw V", and the undiscovered Cycle Trap that killed Mitch in this film.
  • For the first time since Saw II (2005), Tobin Bell is last-billed.
  • Both the DVD and Blu-ray list three special features on their back covers: "I Speak for the Dead: The Legacy of Jigsaw (seven-part documentary)", "The Choice is Yours: Exploring the Props", and an audio commentary. However, "I Speak For the Dead: The Legacy of Jigsaw (seven-part documentary)" is not included on the DVD itself, it is only found on the Blu-ray.
  • Mitch is the only one of the five test subjects with their own distinctive trap.
  • Ryan is the first character in the franchise to have a younger actor play him as well as an older actor.
  • "Lee James" was the first name the writers gave Logan as a nod to "Saw" creators Leigh Whannell and James Wan. However, it was dropped in favor of Logan. Later on in the writing process they wrote in "Lee James" as a creepy red herring guy at the morgue, but the role was cut.
  • Billy Parrott played a "Male Nurse" in "Saw III" (2006) and plays a "Beat Cop" in "Jigsaw" (2017).
  • This is the first film in the "Saw" franchise to be filmed in the 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio.


  • For the 2nd time, the movie features a female killer. The 1st time that it happened was in Saw III (2006), with the character named Amanda Young.
  • Despite his character being dead since Saw III (2006), Tobin Bell reprises his role as Jigsaw (John Kramer).
  • This is the first Saw movie that doesn't include everyone in the cast list to fully surprise the audience with previous characters such as Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) and Officer Rigg (Lyriq Bent).
  • Logan shares similarities with John Kramer and his fellow apprentices. Like John, Amanda Young, Detective Mark Hoffman, and Dr. Lawrence Gordon, he was a part of the main trap. John pretended to be a dead body in the bathroom (Saw (2004)), Amanda survived the Reverse Bear Trap (Saw (2004)) and was in the house with the participants pretending to be playing (Saw II (2005)), Detective Hoffman pretended to be a hostage during Officer Rigg's game (Saw IV (2007)), and Dr. Gordon was one of the two participants in the bathroom (Saw (2004)).
  • This is the first sequel in the "Saw" series to not feature footage from the previous films.
  • This is the second film in the "Saw" franchise to not have someone say "game over" at the end. The first being Saw V (2008).
  • The scene in Eleanor's studio features several past traps from previous "Saw" films, including "The Angel," "The Box," and "The Reverse Bear Trap". In addition to this, the closing sequence also shows Logan helping John build "The Reverse Bear Trap" in a flashback.
  • This is the second Saw film, and first since Saw V, that doesn't end with one character telling another "Game Over".
  • There are several hints that the farmhouse trap doesn't take place at the same time as the rest of the film. For example, none of the victims ever acknowledge that they are in a Jigsaw trap. Previous victims of "group" traps were aware of who Jigsaw was. Also, when Anna and Ryan are confronted by John Kramer, neither of them makes reference to the fact that he is supposed to be dead.
  • Tobin Bell is the only cast member to appear in all eight films, as well as the only actor to reprise his role from the previous seven installments.
  • With the exception of Jill Tuck, none of the supporting characters from the previous films are featured or mentioned.
  • Body Count: 14.
  • This film, even though not a prequel, tells the story of how John Kramer (aka Jigsaw) started his traps and chose victims.
  • Logan is the first villain in the "Saw" series to not say "Game Over" after they are revealed to be a part of Jigsaw's operation.
  • The person who stabs Detective Halloran with a needle towards the end is never revealed in the film, thus the accomplice is unknown. It could be assumed that it was Logan, however it is possible that there is another unknown accomplice.
  • Only three of the five Jill Tuck Barn test subjects bear any connection to John Kramer/Jigsaw: They are Anna, who was John and ex-wife Jill's neighbor; Mitch, the dealer of John's deceased nephew's motorcycle; and Logan, the medical practitioner who wrongly labelled John's tumor diagnosis x-ray.
  • Anna, Ryan, Mitch, Carly, and Logan prominently feature as the first overall test subjects of John Kramer/Jigsaw, following the first victim Cecil Adams.
  • All five of the original test subjects of the "Jill Tuck Barn Tests" of 2003 had indirectly or directly caused the death of another.
  • John Kramer's selection of the five test subjects stems from protagonist final girl Anna, who in turn is responsible for the death of her infant; John relates her to the only previous test subject Cecil Adams, who in turn was responsible for the death of his unborn child Gideon Kramer.
  • The film is set tentatively between 2017 and 2003.
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