Top 24 Saw Movie Details

While searching the internet for Saw movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

Jigsaw's head is turned away from Dr. Gordon, who is the only person who could identify him.
Jigsaw's head is turned away from Dr. Gordon, who is the only person who could identify him.

Four days after Londoners saw this scene from King Kong (1933) the first Loch Ness Monster sighting was reported

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Saw details are suitable for kids.

  1. Director Tobe Hooper kept Gunnar Hansen's (the actor who plays Leatherface) costume and mask a secret from the cast. Allen Danziger's scream when he first sees the brutal killer is real & genuine.

  2. The duel for the climax was not choreographed nor rehearsed. It was captured in one take and surprising even the other actors on set.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The human skeleton in the house at the end of the movie was a real human skeleton. Due to the small budget, the art director found it cheaper then buying a skeleton prop.
    The human skeleton in the house at the end of the movie was a real human skeleton. Due to the small budget, the art director found it cheaper then buying a skeleton prop.
  • 1/3 : The Final Insult closing credits.

  • 1 - During John's surgery scene you can see two fingers coming from the left to toss blood on Lynn's face.
    During John's surgery scene you can see two fingers coming from the left to toss blood on Lynn's face.
  • 1 - Upgrade (2018) graffiti on the wall in this shot references the writer/directors role he had in the movie Saw (2004) as Adam Faulkner.
    Upgrade (2018) graffiti on the wall in this shot references the writer/directors role he had in the movie Saw (2004) as Adam Faulkner.
  • Harry Knowles Of Ain't It Cool News Had A Quick Cameo As A Severed Head

Hidden Details

1 - It is stated that the dead man in the room shot himself with a revolver. Later on, the revolver is shown to be empty with no spent casings in the cylinder, alluding to the film's climactic twist
It is stated that the dead man in the room shot himself with a revolver. Later on, the revolver is shown to be empty with no spent casings in the cylinder, alluding to the film's climactic twist
1 - The Jigsaw killer's identity is revealed early on when blueprints for the infamous reverse bear trap are seen on this cancer patients hospital desk
The Jigsaw killer's identity is revealed early on when blueprints for the infamous reverse bear trap are seen on this cancer patients hospital desk

The medic pinned the used morphine shots to the unconscious soldier's lapel so that they wouldn't accidentally receive a second dose and risk death from asphyxiation

1 - Gunnar Hansen really did cut open an actresses finger. Between cuts, he removed the tape on the knife to get a more realistic looking blood effect.
Gunnar Hansen really did cut open an actresses finger. Between cuts, he removed the tape on the knife to get a more realistic looking blood effect.
1 - The "X marks the spot" picture can also be spotted in Jigsaw's lair when he is being interrogated, hinting that the events are not occurring simultaneously
The "X marks the spot" picture can also be spotted in Jigsaw's lair when he is being interrogated, hinting that the events are not occurring simultaneously

One of the cassette tapes says "X marks the spot for that clue". It's referring to a painted spot on the wall, but note the position the dead body is in.

1 - During the "Venus Fly"-Trap, the victim gets shown a video as a hint to where the key to his freedom is. In the video you can see that "Jigsaw" is limping. That's a hint that it's actually Dr. Gordon, as revealed in SAW 3D.
During the "Venus Fly"-Trap, the victim gets shown a video as a hint to where the key to his freedom is. In the video you can see that "Jigsaw" is limping. That's a hint that it's actually Dr. Gordon, as revealed in SAW 3D.
1 - The power generator is a Wisconsin brand. Leatherface is based on Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein.
The power generator is a Wisconsin brand. Leatherface is based on Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein.

When Amanda First Wakes Up She Immediately Checks Her Head For A Reverse Bear Trap

The only gun that Desmond holds after his promise to never touch a weapon again is used to save a life.

In the Hand Trap scene, the character of Addison could have saved her own life by just taking a second to look at the box before putting her hands in. At the top of the frame you can see the box has a lock with a key in it. She could have simply opened the box from the top.

1 - Danny glovers character tells Dr Gordon "the sewage pipes run under this neighborhood too" when he is still convinced Gordon is the killer, Later en route to save him he is seen passing under this sign.
Danny glovers character tells Dr Gordon "the sewage pipes run under this neighborhood too" when he is still convinced Gordon is the killer, Later en route to save him he is seen passing under this sign.
1 - It is heavily implied the dead man on the floor is one of Jigsaw's victims. However, when Adam goes to insert his own tape into the tape player found in the dead man's hand, there is no tape for him to remove from the prior victim alluding to the film's twist ending.
It is heavily implied the dead man on the floor is one of Jigsaw's victims. However, when Adam goes to insert his own tape into the tape player found in the dead man's hand, there is no tape for him to remove from the prior victim alluding to the film's twist ending.

After Doss spends all night lowering the injured, he wraps cloth around his palms because of the rope burn

Saw poster
Saw poster

Saw Plot: Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Saw, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Saw and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Horror, Mystery
Director James Wan
Main Actors Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Ken Leung
IMDB score 7.6