Lions Gate Films' Shocker 'SAW' Has Scare Enthusiasts Salivating With Anticipation for the Only New Horror Film Set to Open on Halloween Weekend!!!

'SAW' Has Genre Fans in a Frenzy as the Must-See Fright Fest of Halloween

   WHO:     Lions Gate Films

   WHAT:    The release of SAW, The Ultimate Halloween event movie

   WHEN:    Opens Nationwide on Friday, October 29, 2004

   *  "SAW" the terrifying new film starring Cary Elwes, Danny Glover and
      Monica Potter, is set to open on Friday, Oct. 29th, nationwide on over

      2,500 screens, and fans everywhere are eagerly awaiting the debut of
      the Ultimate Halloween Event.

   *  SAW is a psychological thriller focusing on two men who wake up in a
      secure lair of a serial killer, with a dead body lying between them.
      The killer -- nicknamed "Jigsaw," leaves them tape recorded messages
      with details of how to make it out alive ... the only way for one man
      to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable ... The two men
      desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out
      who's behind their kidnapping.

   *  Directed by 27-year-old James Wan and written by 27-year-old co-star
      Leigh Whannell, "SAW" has already proven itself at the UK box-office,
      where it opened as the #2 film earlier this month, and had the highest

      per-screen average of any film in the top ten for two weeks in a row.

      SAW has already out grossed "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Dawn of the

      Dead" with a cumulative box office gross to date of over
      10 Million US Dollars.

Lions Gate Entertainment is the premier independent producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content. Its prestigious and prolific library of approximately 8000 titles is one of the largest in the entertainment industry. The Lions Gate brand name is synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the globe.


   Sarah Greenberg, EVP, Publicity, Lions Gate Entertainment: 310-255-3856 /

   Russell Nelson, VP Regional Publicity & Corporate Comm, Lions Gate
   Entertainment, 310-255-3858 /

PRNewswire -- Oct. 25

SOURCE: Lions Gate Films