Spiral (also known as Spiral: From the Book of Saw) is a 2021 American horror movie that serves as the ninth installment in the Saw movie series. It is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, his fourth film of the series, and written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger. The film stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson, and follows police efforts to stop a Jigsaw copycat killer. The original creators of the series, James Wan and Leigh Whannell, serve as executive producers alongside Rock.
Talks of another Saw installment began after the release of Jigsaw in 2017, with Chris Rock wanting to branch out into the horror genreStolberg and Goldfinger announced the project in May, and are working on the script with director Chris Rock.The rest of the cast joined in July.
Lionsgate released the film on May 14, 2021, after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed its release.. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the performances and the franchise’s new direction.
The queer-themed horror movie “Spiral” begins with a sympathetic provocation: a couple of necks quietly, but passionately in their car at a remote, and otherwise deserted restaurant called Angel’s Drive-In. The floodlight-strength headlights shine on Malik and Aaron (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Ari Cohen) as they enter a small exurban town that may or may not be a prison.
Malik, being swishier than Aaron, loses his mind with worry as he and Kayla (Jennifer Laporte) struggle to fit into a town that doesn’t welcome “any of you”, as one neighbor says with a smile.