Bloody Double Feature Of SAW And SAW II Heading Back To Theaters

Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest are getting us hyped for SAW X by reminding us how it all began.

By Amber T · @hornbloodfire · September 8, 2023, 9:53 AM EDT

Excited for SAW X? Of course you are, we all are! That includes the good folks over at Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest, who are giving fans a chance to catch SAW and SAW II again on the big screen in one grisly double feature.

If you're new to the world of SAW or have been living under a horror-free rock for the last decade, 2004's SAW follows photographer Adam Stanheight (Leigh Whannell) and oncologist Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) regain consciousness while chained to pipes at either end of a filthy bathroom. As the two men realize they've been trapped by a sadistic serial killer nicknamed Jigsaw (the iconic Tobin Bell) and must complete his perverse puzzle to live. 2005's SAW II follows a group of ex-convicts trapped by Jigsaw inside a house, who must pass a series of deadly tests to retrieve the antidote for a nerve agent that will kill them in two hours. And thus - one of horror's most beloved franchises was born!

Fittingly, the upcoming SAW X, which opens in theaters on September 29, is set between the two, with the synopsis reading:

Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists.

You can check the official website for more info on this bloody double feature, and check out the list of showings below to see if you're lucky enough to be able to catch it:

Arlington, VA (Alamo Drafthouse Crystal City) – Sept 20

Ashburn, VA (Alamo Drafthouse Loudoun) – Sept 20

Austin, TX (Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar) – Sept 16

Charlottesville , VA (Alamo Drafthouse Charlottesville) – Sept 20

Chicago, IL (Alamo Drafthouse Wrigleyville) – Sept 16

Corpus Christi, TX (Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi) – TBC Date

El Paso, TX (Alamo Drafthouse East El Paso) – Sept 19

Katy, TX (Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra) – Sept 16

Laredo, TX (Alamo Drafthouse Laredo) – TBC Date

Los Angeles, CA (Alamo Drafthouse DTLA) – Sept 16

New York, NY (Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan & Brooklyn) – Sept 16

Raleigh, NC (Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh) – Sept 16

San Antonio, TX (Alamo Drafthouse Park North) – Sept 16

Springfield, MO (Alamo Drafthouse Springfield) – Sept 16

St. Louis, MO (Alamo Drafthouse City Foundry) – Sept 15

Washington, DC (Alamo Drafthouse DC Bryant Street) – Sept 20

Westminster, CO (Alamo Drafthouse Westminster) – TBC Date

Winchester, VA (Alamo Drafthouse Winchester) – Sept 16

Woodbridge, VA (Alamo Drafthouse Woodbridge) – Sept 20