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.
We apologize for our latest tweet, we believe our social media account has been compromised and we’re working on a solution.— SPIRAL: SAW (@Saw) May 6, 2021
One of our interns said they don’t know how to delete tweets but they did find the source of this image and wanted to give credit: @jasonebeyer— SPIRAL: SAW (@Saw) May 6, 2021
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.
You call yourself a girlboss, well to escape from this room, you will have to break a different kind of glass ceiling: a literal ceiling made of glass.— saw quotes (@jigsaw_quotes) March 19, 2021
I sprayed the bowl of Chex Mix in the lobby with DDT. Perhaps next time, Matthew, you will heed the “for Hyatt Regional Hotel guests only” signage...— saw quotes (@jigsaw_quotes) April 25, 2021
Hello Casper. I am sure you’ve noticed a certain stinging pain in your side. That’s because I’ve taken the liberty of removing your liver, since you can’t appreciate it with all your drinking, and in a novel twist on my usual games, I have sealed it inside this giant novelty key.— saw quotes (@jigsaw_quotes) May 4, 2021
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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