Saw

On January 26, 2018, The Official SAW Escape Room opened in Las Vegas, NV, on the heels of the release of Jigsaw on Blu-ray and DVD on January 23, 2018.

According to the official site,

The Official SAW Escape is an immersive, multi-room (progressive) escape experience that brings to life twisted games inspired by the blockbuster SAW film franchise. Guests enter the historic Egan & Co. Meat Packing plant for an after hours tour, only to find they are players in an elaborate game devised by the infamous Jigsaw killer and his disciples. By working together to combat their fears, venture far out of their comfort zones, and solve intricate puzzles, guests will have the opportunity to win their freedom as they traverse the twists and turns of an entire factory of Jigsaw’s games – one of the largest escape experiences in the world.

For those a bit worried about it all, they go on to point out that safety is a priority:

**Please note: While the Official SAW Escape is designed to be an intense escape experience, it is only a simulation. Safety is a priority for us, and the Official SAW Escape is not intended to cause physical harm.

That sounds like a lot of fun, and I would love to get an opportunity to attend.

About Saw Escape Room

The Official SAW Escape Room

But The Official SAW Escape Room isn’t just for friends heading to Vegas for the weekend, it’s also a great option for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, and team building exercises. Just take a look:

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Have a birthday coming up? We host the most exciting birthday parties in town! Enjoy discounted rates for your whole group and rent out our party room for food and celebrations after your game.
BACHELOR / BACHELORETTE PARTIES
If you’re looking for an experience your bridal party will never forget, you’ve come to the right place! Enjoy discounted rates for your whole group and rent out our party room for food and celebrations after your game.
TEAM BUILDING
Escape rooms are exceptional team building activities for employees, students, and volunteers. Bring your team in today to increase productivity, problem solving skills, communication, motivation, and team work in a fun and exciting environment that the whole team will enjoy!

If you have inquiries, you can contact them by phone at 702-333-0770, email, or via the official website below.

Have you been? Let House of Tortured Souls know what you thought of The Official SAW Escape Room in the comments.

NOW OPEN – The Official SAW Escape Room, Las Vegas, NV

NOW OPEN – The Official SAW Escape Room, Las Vegas, NV

On January 26, 2018, The Official SAW Escape Room opened in Las Vegas, NV, on the heels of the release of Jigsaw on Blu-ray and DVD on January 23, 2018.

According to the official site,

The Official SAW Escape is an immersive, multi-room (progressive) escape experience that brings to life twisted games inspired by the blockbuster SAW film franchise. Guests enter the historic Egan & Co. Meat Packing plant for an after hours tour, only to find they are players in an elaborate game devised by the infamous Jigsaw killer and his disciples. By working together to combat their fears, venture far out of their comfort zones, and solve intricate puzzles, guests will have the opportunity to win their freedom as they traverse the twists and turns of an entire factory of Jigsaw’s games – one of the largest escape experiences in the world.

For those a bit worried about it all, they go on to point out that safety is a priority:

**Please note: While the Official SAW Escape is designed to be an intense escape experience, it is only a simulation. Safety is a priority for us, and the Official SAW Escape is not intended to cause physical harm.

That sounds like a lot of fun, and I would love to get an opportunity to attend.

About Saw Escape Room

The Official SAW Escape Room

But The Official SAW Escape Room isn’t just for friends heading to Vegas for the weekend, it’s also a great option for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, and team building exercises. Just take a look:

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Have a birthday coming up? We host the most exciting birthday parties in town! Enjoy discounted rates for your whole group and rent out our party room for food and celebrations after your game.
BACHELOR / BACHELORETTE PARTIES
If you’re looking for an experience your bridal party will never forget, you’ve come to the right place! Enjoy discounted rates for your whole group and rent out our party room for food and celebrations after your game.
TEAM BUILDING
Escape rooms are exceptional team building activities for employees, students, and volunteers. Bring your team in today to increase productivity, problem solving skills, communication, motivation, and team work in a fun and exciting environment that the whole team will enjoy!

If you have inquiries, you can contact them by phone at 702-333-0770, email, or via the official website below.

Have you been? Let House of Tortured Souls know what you thought of The Official SAW Escape Room in the comments.


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History of Horror in October

History of Horror in October

By Woofer McWooferson

Join House of Tortured Souls as we celebrate significant dates in the history of horror in October. Click on thumbnails for full images.

October 1 - 7

10/01/1968 – Night of the Living Dead (1968)
released theatrically
19680110_Night of the Living Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19741001_The Texas Chain Saw Massacre / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/01/1974 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) released
theatrically
10/02/1959 – The Twilight Zone (original series) premieres on television
19591002_The Twilight Zone / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
19971002_Castlevania: Symphony of the Night / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
10/02/1997 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released on the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in the United States
10/02/2001 – Tremors 3: Back to Perfection released theatrically
20011002_Tremors 3: Back to Perfection / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20021003_Darkness / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/03/2002 – Darkness released theatrically
10/04/2002 – Red Dragon released theatrically
20021004_Red Dragon / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20041004_Zombie Honeymoon / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/04/2004 – Zombie Honeymoon released theatrically
10/04/2005 – Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow released on the Nintendo DS in the United States America
20051004_Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
19191005_Donald Pleasence / © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
10/05/1919 – Donald Pleasence (actor in many horror films) born (d. 1995)
10/05/1952 – Clive Barker (author, director, and artist) born
19521005_Clive Barker / Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard - © WireImage.com - Image courtesy WireImage.com
19621005_Tod Browning / Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
10/05/1962 – Tod Browning (director of Dracula and Freaks) dies (b. 1880)
10/05/1999 – Angel premieres on television
19991005_Angel / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
20011005_Joy Ride / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/05/2001 – Joy Ride released theatrically
10/05/2005 – Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis premiers on television
20051005_Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
20051005_Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/05/2005 – Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave premiers on television
10/06/2006 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning released theatrically
20061006_The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
18491007_Edgar Allan Poe / Public domain.
10/07/1849 – Edgar Allan Poe dies (b. 1809)
10/07/1994 – Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation released theatrically
19941007_Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 8 - 14

20011008_Castlevania Chronicles / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
10/08/2001 – Castlevania Chronicles released on the PlayStation in North America
10/11/2002 – Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance released on the Game Boy Advance in the European Union
20021011_Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
19891013_Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/13/1989 – Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers released theatrically
10/13/1998– Fallen released theatrically
19981013_Fallen / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
20061013_The Grudge 2 / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/13/2006 – The Grudge 2 released theatrically
10/14/1944 – Udo Kier (actor in many horror films) born
19441014_Udo Kier / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
19941014_Wes Craven's New Nightmare / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/14/1994 – Wes Craven's New Nightmare released theatrically
10/14/2005 – The Fog (2005) released theatrically
20051014_The Fog / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 15 – 21

19811015_The Evil Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/15/1981– The Evil Dead released theatrically
10/16/1987 – Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II released theatrically
19871016_Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19921016_Candyman / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/16/1992 – Candyman released theatrically
10/16/1998 – Bride of Chucky released theatrically
19981016_Bride of Chucky / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20031017_The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/17/2003 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) released theatrically
10/18/1976 – Burnt Offerings released theatrically
19801018_Motel Hell / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/18/1980 – Motel Hell released theatrically
10/18/1985 – Re-Animator released theatrically
19851018_Re-Animator / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19961018_The Dentist / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/18/1996 – The Dentist released theatrically
10/18/2002 – The Ring released theatrically
20021018_The Ring / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20051018_Day of the Dead 2: Contagium / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/18/2005 – Day of the Dead 2: Contagium released on DVD
10/19/1990 – Night of the Living Dead (1990) released theatrically
19901019_Night of the Living Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20041019_Zombie Planet / Box artwork. Fair use doctrine.
10/19/2004 – Zombie Planet (1963) released theatrically
10/20/1889 – Bela Lugosi born (d. 1956)
18891020_Bela Lugosi / Image courtesy mptvimages.com
19421020_Night Monster / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/20/1942 – Night Monster released theatrically
10/21/1988 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers released theatrically
19881021_Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20031021_Castlevania: Lament of Innocence / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
10/21/2003 – Castlevania: Lament of Innocence released on the PlayStation 2 in North America
10/21/2005 – Doom released theatrically
20051021_Doom / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 22 - 28

19821022_Halloween III: Season of the Witch / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/22/1982 – Halloween III: Season of the Witch released theatrically
10/22/1988 – Monsters premieres on television
19881022_Monsters / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
20041022_The Grudge / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/22/2004 – The Grudge released theatrically
10/23/1942 – The Mummy's Tomb released theatrically
19421023_The Mummy's Tomb / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19591023_Sam Raimi / Photo by Steve Granitz - © WireImage.com - Image courtesy WireImage.com
10/23/1959 – Sam Raimi (creator of the Evil Dead series of films) born
10/23/1987 – Prince of Darkness released theatrically
19871023_Prince of Darkness / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19981023_Brimstone / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/23/1998 – Brimstone premieres on television
10/23/2001 – Thir13en Ghosts released theatrically
20011023_Thir13en Ghosts / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19621024_Eyes Without a Face / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/24/1962 – Eyes Without a Face released theatrically in the United States
10/25/1978 – Halloween released theatrically
19781025_Halloween / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19931025_Vincent Price / Photo by Gabi Rona - © MPTV - Image courtesy mptvimages.com
10/25/1993 – Vincent Price (actor in many horror films) dies (b. 1911)
10/25/2000 – Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem released on the Nintendo GameCube in Japan
20001025_Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
19791026_When a Stranger Calls / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/26/1979 – When a Stranger Calls (1979) released theatrically
10/26/2001 – Bones released theatrically
20011026_Bones / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19891027_Shocker / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/27/1989 – Shocker released theatrically
10/27/1989 – Castlevania: The Adventure released on the Game Boy in Japan
19891027_Castlevania: The Adventure / By Judgesurreal777. Fair use doctrine.
19951027_Vampire in Brooklyn / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/27/1995 – Vampire in Brooklyn released theatrically
10/27/1998 – Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 released theatrically
19981027_Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19511028_Joe R. Lansdale / By Materialscientist. Fair use doctrine.
10/28/1951 – Joe R. Lansdale (winner of six Bram Stoker Awards for horror fiction) born
10/28/2005 – Saw II released theatrically
20051028_Saw II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20051028_Masters of Horror / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/28/2005 – Masters of Horror premieres on television

October 29 -31

10/29/1920 – The Golem: How He Came Into the World released theatrically in Germany
19201029_The Golem: How He Came Into the World / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19731029_Return of the Blind Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/29/1973 – Return of the Blind Dead released theatrically
10/29/1993 – Return of the Living Dead III released on VHS
19931029_Return of the Living Dead III / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19931029_Demon Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
10/29/1993 – Demon Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood released on the PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16 in Japan
10/29/2004 – Versus released theatrically
20041029_Versus / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
20041029_Saw / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/29/2004 – Saw released theatrically
10/30/1938 – The War of the Worlds radio adaptation airs
19381030_The War of the Worlds / Image: Daily News. Fair use doctrine.
19811030_Halloween II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/30/1981 – Halloween II released theatrically
10/31/1961 – Peter Jackson (director of Bad Taste and Braindead) born
19611031_Peter Jackson / Photo by Tim Whitby - © 2012 Getty Images - Image courtesy gettyimages.com
19741031_Phantom of the Paradise / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/31/1974 – Phantom of the Paradise released theatrically
10/31/1991 – Castlevania II: Simon's Quest released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan
19911031_Castlevania II: Simon's Quest / By DASHBot. Fair use doctrine.
Posted by Woofer McWooferson in HORROR HISTORY, 0 comments
This Just In: Saw VIII Announced

This Just In: Saw VIII Announced

Just When You Thought
It Was Safe to Start Gaming Again
Saw: Legacy

By Woofer McWooferson

Saw II

Saw II

When the first Saw, written by Lee Whannell and directed by James Wan on a budget of only $1,200,000, grossed over $55,000,000 in two months, it was immediately clear that sequels would follow. Each new film introduced increasingly violent and gore-filled traps, something that was understated in the first, and the franchise became known as part of the burgeoning torture porn phenomenon. Though the sequels were directed by others, such as Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed the immensely popular Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV, Whannell and Wan remained active in the series as producers. By the seventh film, however, the budget was over $20,000,000 but the gross in the first month was only $45,670,855. Not a good return on investment in Hollywood books. This makes the announcement of a new installment both surprising and intriguing. 

Saw III

Saw III

Since Saw 3D (VII) tied together everything from movies I through VI, it seemed the franchise might actually be complete and Jigsaw would be laid to rest. Not so. Another Saw film is in the works according to sources at Lionsgate. Josh Stolberg (Crawlspace) and Pete Goldfinger (Clown) will be writing the eighth Saw film, with director Wan and screenwriter Whannell returning as executive producers. No word yet on what the story will be - origin (there's been quite a bit of that in the series already), reboot  (really?), or sequel (which is what the tentative title suggests (seems  a bad idea given how VII, wrapped up the series) - but it's a safe bet that it will involve the elaborate traps for which the franchise is renowned.

Saw IV

Saw IV

There has also been no word on who will direct or whether franchise star Tobin Bell will return as Jigsaw, but a Saw film without Jigsaw is like a Hellraiser without Pinhead – disastrous.

House of Tortured Souls will keep you updated as more details are released.

Posted by Woofer McWooferson in HORROR NEWS, 1 comment