After seeing Saw IV, Second City fans won’t be seeing mainstage guy Marty Adams in the same way again. In fact, if they go see SC’s latest’s show, Facebook Of Revelations, they’ll probably be looking extra carefully at his limbs.
Not to spoil the fun – you sick bastards – but in Saw IV, Adams gets a particularly grisly torture scene that’ll – hehe – make you writhe in your seats and – hint, hint – avert your eyes.
He’s not the only local actor who gets Saw’d off.
Ron Lea finds himself in a particularly gruesome Jigsaw Killer trap as well. Julian Richings, whose face always looks great in horror flicks, has a few seconds of screen time as a derelict in a seedy hotel, and if you look carefully you’ll notice Kim Roberts as a nurse and Tony Nappo (who got a mercifully quick death in Saw II) in one of the flashback health clinic scenes.
Local actors have always added to the body count in the Saw films. The horror franchise has been filmed in Toronto every year since the first.
And since Saw IV cranked out a decent $31.8 million to take the #1 spot at the North American weekend box office, it looks like the bloodshed – and employment of great Toronto talent – will continue.
Check out the end of the cast list to see even more talented local actors using their voices for the film. Hmm… I’m thinking Darrell Dennis, Christopher Morris, Geoffrey Pounsett, Tracy Ferencz and Catherine Fitch didn’t contribute dialogue from Shakespeare for the film. More likely screams.
For an interview with Adams, one of the nicest guys I've ever met, go here
And for an interview with Tobin Bell, who plays Saw's twisted psycho mechanic, go here