The streaming release details for Saw X is out now. In this tenth installment of the Lionsgate horror franchise, Jigsaw seeks an experimental cure for his advanced cancer in Mexico. However, ends up setting deadly traps for those involved in a con.
According to a When To Stream update, Saw X is set to make its streaming premiere on Wednesday, March 27. As per Lionsgate’s tradition, the movie will be exclusively available on its streaming service, Starz. This announcement comes amid plans to separate the movie studio and streaming service into distinct entities. The streaming release comes approximately six months (180 days) after the theatrical debut on September 29. The digital purchase option opened on October 20, less than a month after the theatrical release.
Saw X received acclaim from both critics and audiences, achieving Saw’s inaugural “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with a franchise-best score of 80%. The film also resonated positively with viewers, earning an audience score of 89%, setting yet another record for the franchise.
Should You Watch Saw X?
Saw X garnered acclaim from reviews, with many considering it one of the franchise’s standout films, particularly for its in-depth exploration of the character John Kramer, also known as the infamous Jigsaw killer. Setting a new record for the franchise, the sequel boasted the longest runtime at 1 hour and 58 minutes, a departure from the usual 90-minute duration of most Saw entries.
At the global box office, the film achieved a total of $109.2 million, with $53.6 million coming from domestic earnings. While the figures are considered fairly average for a Saw movie, Saw X’s success was underscored by positive reviews and audience reception.
Saw, standing as one of the longest-running horror franchises, reaches new heights with Saw X, making it a compelling watch for both dedicated fans and those new to the perilous world of Jigsaw. With the announcement of Saw 11 scheduled for release on September 29, 2024, this is an opportune moment for audiences to embark on a Saw binge and prepare for the next installment featuring Jigsaw’s signature traps and gruesome kills.
Given that Saw X takes place between the first two movies in the franchise, the only prerequisite film to watch before diving into this one is the original Saw (2004).
Saw X will start streaming on Starz on Friday, March 27.