Coming Distractions: Needlessly complicated murders are back, baby: It’s the trailer for Jigsaw

Who wants to play a game? Perhaps one where they could sit through an elaborate series of torture scenarios, meant to impart a moral so muddy it may as well be sold as skin-care therapy by Goop? That’s presumably the thinking behind Jigsaw, a movie that looks to be more of a continuation than a reboot of the popular 2000s horror franchise Saw. Unlike those darn reboots, which start everything again from scratch with a fresh retelling, here you can experience the joy of having to know what happened in every iteration of that series of movies you stopped watching around the third or fourth one!

For those who don’t recall, the Saw movies featured a killer named Jigsaw (a.k.a. John Kramer), a man who decided to punish those he felt had disrespected the gift of living in some way by forcing them to make do-or-die …

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