First things first. Spiral: From the Book of Saw was my first experience in a movie theater since mid-March 2020, when the world changed for all of us Americans. It was my longest drought of not going to a theater in at least 15 years. The film could’ve been better, sure. The experience, however, reminded me what I had gone without for 14 straight months. I’ll keep it pithy. It was great to be back.
Onto Spiral, the ninth installment of the Saw franchise. It’s been four years since Jigsaw turned up in theaters and reminded us all why this franchise should’ve ended a long time ago, and a whopping 11 years since Saw: The Final Chapter was released, once having a subtitle that was indeed true.
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Steve Pulaski has been reviewing movies since 2009 for a barrage of different outlets. He graduated North Central College in 2018 and currently works as an on-air radio personality. He also hosts a weekly movie podcast called "Sleepless with Steve," dedicated to film and the film industry, on his YouTube channel. In addition to writing, he's a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and has two cats, appropriately named Siskel and Ebert!