Saw Xthe latest installment in the popular horror franchise, features so much screaming that it led one of the film’s editors to have a neighbor call the police.
Director Kevin Greutert told it NME in an interview published online Friday, first assistant editor Steve Forn said he was working in his North Hollywood office when Los Angeles police showed up and knocked on his door.
The filmmaker said at the time that he was finalizing the sound design for a particularly intense scene, in which a character was trying to escape an “eye vacuum trap” and the volume was too loud.
“There was a knock on the door,” Greutert said. “We have the doorbell (camera) video of the police coming, (Forn opens the door), and the police say, ‘The neighbors (have) called and say someone is being tortured to death here.’”
The director said Forn told police, “Actually, I’m just working on a movie. …You can come in and check it out if you want?” The officers started laughing. They said, ‘We want to, but you know what, you’re doing fine.’ It must have been quite a realistic performance.”
Saw X, which is currently rated higher than any other film in the franchise, sees Tobin Bell return as Jigsaw killer John Kramer. As he travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his terminal cancer, he soon discovers that the entire operation is a scam and he seeks twisted justice for those who wronged him.
After hearing about the whole incident, Greutert added that he thought it ended up being a “pretty funny story.” … Plus, Steve is such a gentle man. I can only imagine the look on his face when he realized what was happening.”
Saw X in theaters on Friday.