SEEING SAW: THE OFFICIAL SPIRAL PODCAST
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Seeing Saw: The Official Spiral Podcast is the show that traps listeners in the world of one of horror's biggest franchises. Film critics and Saw fans (and potential acolytes of Jigsaw) Catherine Bray, Anna Bogutskaya and Charlie Shackleton are navigating their way through the puzzlingly brilliant film series that changed horror films forever, as they prepare for the latest entry in the series: Spiral: From the Book of Saw, in UK cinemas May 17th. Debating the plausibility, deviousness and sheer ingenuity of the many intricate and interlocking schemes of Jigsaw and his protégés, this is a nine-part podcast dedicated to the recollection, dissection and celebration of the Saw universe, beginning with the film that kicked-started a cycle of terror that changed the face of cinema, 2004's breakout hit Saw. Released twice a week in the lead up to Spiral, every episode delves into each entry in the Saw series in anticipation of the latest film. Our hosts will not only recap what has happened so far, but they’ll be championing just what makes each one great. Hosts Anna Bogutskaya, Catherine Bray and Charlie Shackleton have this to say about the series: "As dedicated acolytes of the Jigsaw Killer, it was incredibly exciting for us to have the opportunity to rewatch all the Saw films for the hundredth time in the run-up to the release of Spiral. We would have been rewatching them all anyway, but getting to make a podcast about it for Lionsgate was as welcome as the key to unlock a Reverse Bear Trap before the timer runs out." Podcast Producer Jake Cunningham adds: “Over the last two decades, the Saw series has arguably shaped the horror landscape more than any other and with Seeing Saw we hope to piece together the impact, importance and surprising charm that has kept audiences trapped for so long. Anna, Charlie and Catherine are true scholars of Jigsaw and their insightful, hilarious discussions will lead listeners to re-evaluate the series and want to play Jigsaw's games all over again.” You can listen to Seeing Saw: The Official Spiral Podcast on Acast, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Castbox, OverCast, Spotify, Google Podcasts. Seeing Saw: The Official Spiral Podcast is produced for Lionsgate UK by Little Dot Studios. Spiral: From the Book of Saw releases in UK cinemas May 17th. Join the conversation using #Spiral
FULL PODCAST RELEASE SCHEDULE: Monday April 19th – Saw (2004) Friday April 23rd – Saw II (2005) Monday April 26th – Saw III (2006) Friday April 30th - Saw IV (2007) Monday May 3rd - Saw V (2008) Friday May 7th – Saw VI (2009) Monday May 10th – Saw: The Final Chapter (2010) Friday May 14th – Jigsaw (2017) Monday May 17th – Spiral: From The Book of Saw ABOUT THE FILM: Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman Written by: Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger Produced by: Mark Burg, Ketura Kestrin, and Oren Koules Executive Produced by: Jason Constantine, Kevin Greutert, Daniel J. Heffner, Chris Rock, Stacey Testro, James Wan, Leigh Whannell Starring: Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson Running Time: 93 mins Cert: 18 Synopsis: A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in SPIRAL, the terrifying new chapter from the book of SAW. Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the centre of the killer’s morbid game. ABOUT THE HOSTS: ANNA BOGUTSKAYA: Anna Bogutskaya is a writer, critic and programmer who firmly believes that Saw changed modern horror as we know it. She is one half of feminist horror collective The Final Girls, a regular contributor to BBC 5 Live's hugely popular Wittertainment, and Director of the female-led film festival Underwire. Previously she was the Film and Events Programmer at the BFI, where she curated many seasons and created the Woman With A Movie Camera Summit. Social handle: @annabdemented CHARLIE SHACKLETON: Charlie Shackleton is a documentary filmmaker, occasional film critic and bonafide Saw-head. In fact, he’s spent every Christmas Day since 2013 watching a Saw double bill. Charlie directed the horror documentary Fear Itself for BBC iPlayer, as well as the award-winning short films Fish Story and Lasting Marks. He has written regularly on film for The Guardian, Sight & Sound, and Vice. Social handle: @charlieshack CATHERINE BRAY: Catherine Bray is a filmmaker, film critic and proud disciple of the church of Jigsaw. Catherine wrote and directed the essay film Guilt-Free Pleasures for BBC Four in December 2020. She is currently Executive Producer of Inside Cinema for the BBC, is a regular on the Arts Hour and has written on film for Variety, Sight and Sound and many more. Social handle: @catherinebray