A Saw Fan Account Is Testing The Official Spiral Movie Account, Weirdness Ensues

Spiral: From the Book of Saw is due in theaters on May 14.


The ninth installment of the Saw franchise, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, is about to hit theaters on May 14, but the real show is happening right now on Twitter, where the franchise's official account is getting up to some shenanigans with a popular parody account. If the tweets across both Jigsaw_quotes and Saw accounts are taken at face value, the former seems to have "hacked" and taken over the latter account.

"That's it, @Saw, your time is up," reads the tweet from Jigsaw_quotes sparking this whole exchange off. "For years you have exploited my ingenuity for the sake of your films. Well today you must ask yourself - how far are you willing to go to take back what’s yours?" From there, well, it's best to let a few of the tweets speak for themselves. Check out the escalation below.

To be rehabilitated, the Saw franchise's Twitter presence now ironically finds itself trapped and must endure a series of tests being dispensed by the parody account. It's all truly hilarious, truly weird, and also exactly the sort of levity that's called for in promoting the upcoming torture-based serial killer horror movie. It's the beginning of a beautiful friendship blossoming--here are a few great tweets from Jigsaw_quotes to get a flavor for what the account was like, pre-takeover.

Spiral stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Samuel L. Jackson, and Riverdale's Marisol Nichols. It's directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who previously helmed Saw II, III, and IV. In this new film, an esteemed police veteran (Jackson) teams with a detective (Rock) and his rookie partner (Minghella), who investigate "murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past." Finding himself in too deep in the mystery, Rock's detective also gets trapped in the "killer's morbid game."

Spiral: From the Book of Saw was originally due out on May 21, but was recently moved forward to May 14. Twitter reactions from critics have also appeared online now.

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