Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) kidnaps a Doctor, Lynn (Bahar Soomekh), to keep him alive whilst he watches his apprentice, Amanda (Shawnee Smith), put the unlucky Jeff (Angus Macfadyen) through a series of gruesome games, because he has been caught up in the tragic death of his young son: neglecting his young daughter, and unable to forgive the man who got away with it.
Saw III continues the Saw horror franchise, and although the story is possible to follow if you have not seen the previous two instalments, background knowledge of the story so far is a useful foundation.
In true Saw style, this film is defiantly not for the squeamish. The traps are creative and twisted, gallons of blood is shed, and lots of people are put through an excruciating ordeal in order to learn a life lesson. It takes a little while to get into the meat of the main story, but once you get there the film is creepy, tense, and very exciting. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, guessing, but almost dreading, what is going to happen next.
The main attraction of the film is, of course, the gruesome and grotesque traps, but there is much more to it than that. The characters are deep and believable, and the atmosphere created is highly effective. This is an exciting film, and defiantly not one for the faint hearted.
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith and Angus Macfadyen
Release Date: 27 October 2006 (UK)