Director Kevin Greutert reveals that an editor on Saw X, the latest instalment in the gory horror franchise, got into hot water with the Los Angeles police when he was working with the volume too loud.
Greutert explains to NME, that at his office in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, First Assistant Editor Steve Forn was finishing the sound design for a particularly gruesome scene. The action at hand features a “eye vacuum trap” from which the guy must escape or risk losing his sight. The sequence has a lot of screaming as well as some terrible sound effects.
“There was a knock at the door,” explained Greutert, “We have the doorbell [camera] video of the police walking up, [Forn answering the door] and the police saying, ‘The neighbors [have been] calling and saying someone’s being tortured to death in here. And he was like, ‘Actually, I’m just working on a movie… You can come in and see it if you want?’ The cops started laughing! They said, ‘We want to but, you know, you’re all right.’ It must have been a pretty realistic performance!”
Saw X, the tenth installment in the horror movie franchise, release on 29 September. It follows iconic villain John Kramer aka Jigsaw as he travels to Mexico for a medical operation that he believes would cure him of cancer.
It is set after the 2004 original but before the subsequent sequels. Unfortunately, he realizes that the entire operation is a ruse designed to swindle the most vulnerable – and resolves to get his vengeance.