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The Most Disturbing Deaths In The 'Saw' Franchise

Updated December 12, 2019 19.2k votes 3.6k voters 198.4k views15 items

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When it comes to gruesome horror movie ends, the Saw franchise may have the largest collection of grotesque and upsetting demises. Over the course of eight movies, people have met their end via every method a psychotic slayer could build into their "game".

Whether it's John Kramer, Detective Hoffman, or one of the other elusive assistants to Jigsaw, these are the worst death scenes in Saw - which means they're the best of the over 70 ends shown throughout the franchise.

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    The Rack Trap - 'Saw III'

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    The "Rack Trap" is one of the most painful-looking traps in the Saw franchise. It slowly rotates each limb, snapping the bone and twisting the muscles. There is no instant demise from the rack trap, with the man who accidentally killed the game player's son in a drunk driving incident having each limb twisted and snapped individually. Finally, and in horrifying pain, the victim's neck is snapped.

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    The Reverse Bear Trap - 'Saw VII'

    Photo: Lionsgate

    The "Reverse Bear Trap" mask appears in three different Saw movies, but it isn't until the third appearance in Saw VII that fans finally get to see it work. John Kramer's widow, Jill Tuck, sees Jigsaw-apprentice Detective Hoffman survive his turn in the trap - just as another apprentice (Amanda Young) survived it in the first movie. Unfortunately for Tuck, the game is rigged and when the timer runs out, her face is ripped apart.

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    The Unwinnable Rib Spreader - 'Saw III'

    Photo: Lionsgate

    Saw III is full of unwinnable games with victims in horrifying traps in a vengeful plot enacted by one of Jigsaw's apprentices, Amanda Young. Viewers had gotten to know Detective Allison Kerry over the course of the first two movies, so it's a bit surprising and upsetting to see her placed in her own game - especially one so nasty.

    Kerry is told that the key to her freedom is in the glass of acid in front of her, so not only is the game rigged, it's constructed to cause her the most pain possible. Her ultimate failure to free herself ends with the "Rib Spreader" cracking her wide open. 

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    The Garage Trap - 'Saw VII'

    Photo: Lionsgate

    The "Garage Trap" is full of moments for viewers to wince and look away, as it involves Evan being shirtless and glued to the seat of a car. Evan is told that he has to lean forward, ripping the skin from his back, to pull a lever to stop the car from crushing Kara underneath, ripping body parts connected to the car from Dan's body, smashing through the garage door that has Jake chained to it, and ejecting Evan in a crash with another car in the junkyard where the game takes place. 

    Viewers see the whole scenario play out.

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