Top 10 Saw Traps

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January 6 2009 Categorized Under: Top Ten Lists 65 Commented

Let us say that the Saw movies (7 of them) are perhaps an acquired taste. Starting out simply and modestly, they have with each installment become more complex and labyrinthine. Along with that, the traps become more twisted, gross, and outrageous. Here’s our list of the Top 10 Best (or Worst, depending on your point of view) traps from the first five Saw movies. (Note: this list was made before Saw VI and Saw VII (aka Saw 3D) came out).

Top 10 Saw Traps

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Top 10 Saw Traps

10. See No Evil Speak No Evil
Saw IV

Sleazy lawyer Art Blank has his mouth sewn shut and has to fight off another guy who has his eyes sewn shut. Both are chained to a device slowly dragging them towards it. Naturally, the idea of them working together to escape is made difficult by the fact that the guy can’t see a damn thing and Art can’t say a damn thing (shutting a lawyer up – don’t we all wish we could do that?) The nature of this trap isn’t particularly interesting but we applaud Jigsaw’s dark sense of humor regarding the small twist he gives it.


9. Husband/Wife Trap
Saw IV

A woman who is the victim of her husband’s physical abuse wakes up to find herself attached to him by several metal rods. The rods are strategically placed so that if she removes them, her wounds will heal but her husband’s will not. Jigsaw implores her to “disconnect from the one thing that has brought so much pain” and to “remove the ties that bind”. It’s more amusing than The Burning Bed, isn’t it? Although this trap’s believability is suspect – John Kramer may have been a brilliant engineer but how could he get somebody to arrange the rods in just the right way? That sounds like the work of a master surgeon, and we doubt that Hoffman was such a person.


8. Judge in Pig Remains

Jigsaw gives Jeff an interesting moral quandary. Either burn his dead son’s toys to retrieve a key to rescue the judge who failed to bring his son’s killer to justice, or watch the judge drown in liquefied pig remains. Not really “gory” in the way the other traps are but the “eww” factor is pretty high. Unless you happen to like swimming in pig guts. Gross.


7. Freezer Trap

Danica, the woman who could have helped put Jeff’s son’s killer away, is suspended in midair, naked. You could call her “hot”, except that she’s in a freezer. Water sprays accelerate the freezing process, unless Jeff can free her first. “Icy” is a better word to describer her, but we’re not talking about her personality. As usual, Jeff is pretty slow and unreliable. We hope he wasn’t a waiter in real life.


6. Ice Block Head Smash
Saw IV

Speaking of ice, how about two giant blocks of it? They’re used in Detective Matthews’ trap, and there’s not a vodka tonic anywhere to be found. Poor Donnie Wahlberg. He goes through hell – has to break his own foot, gets beat up by Amanda, and then has to spend months in captivity before ultimately getting his head smashed in by two giant blocks of ice. We suppose this is what it means to be Donnie Wahlberg and not Mark Wahlberg.


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65 Responses to “Top 10 Saw Traps”

  1. Jeni!! says:

    The needle pit is definatly the best one, good choice, though the angel trap rocks too! <3

  2. Rebecca says:

    i love the needle pit amanda had a hard time filming it and so did everybody else having to take the tips of the needles

  3. gerald says:

    I like the traps in saw 3d or also known as saw 7
    These traps are the most bloody of all:
    1. the sliding chainsaw
    2. the neck impaler
    3. the eye and mouth impaler

  4. Queen says:

    I totally disagree with this list. I think the razor wire maze trap was far superior than anything on this list at all. It was simple and yet even more deadly. Furthermore, the tape that comes with it makes it all the more terrifying.

  5. saw girl says:

    the best trap is the car trap in saw 7, amazing !

  6. jordan says:

    i loved saw 7 but after the first 3 they just started to repeat themself but still exciting true action horror

  7. jason says:

    too gory jordan saw 3d is toooooo gory

  8. Me says:

    LOL the idiot in the wrist trap didn’t have to die, all she had to do was hold the blades apart with the fingers on her other hand and pull her arm out. But NOOO, she HAD to go and shove her free hand in the second trap. FAIL.

  9. dan says:

    wers the reverse bear trap lol

  10. GoryCory says:

    Nooooooooooooooo!!! Definitely the twisting crucifix!

  11. GoryCory says:

    Or the classroom trap! F**k YEAH!

  12. Dr Lawerance Gordon says:

    The reverse bear trap is the best, along with the mangnum eyehole and the shotgun collar, worn by Jeffs wife in saw 3

  13. umayrah says:

    i have to say the angel trap is the best and that it ws soo gruesome

  14. Zep says:

    I don’t agree with this list. The Pendulum Trap and the Angel Trap where inescapable, reducing them to mere convoluted murder tools. The best traps are when the person has a chance to survive at great cost especially if the cost is something meaningful. That’s why traps like the judge in pig remains one is appealing to me as is the original bathroom which is brilliant for its simplicity.

  15. amigo says:

    I’ve barely been able to watch any of the saw movies straight faced OR without a pillow…they’re pretty…abnormaly blood and guts dominated. Butsaw 1 i think, wa THE saw. Worked well without all the sis-ness

  16. demoninthedark says:

    i have only seen to saw 5 DAMN saw i need to see more D: >.> GIVE ME BLOOD <3

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  18. ingeniouslunatic says:

    The blood and gore ones were epic. Not saying this one should be on the list, but the one in the end of saw 5 frustrates the hell outta me.. who pauses the f**king tape?! Idiot deserved to be smooshed but his arm being broke still haunts me, not to mention his screams of horror and the blood spurting into the credits. *shudders*

  19. saw is da best101 says:

    OMG tht some scary shit man! needle pit as number one? ik its badass but No. 1 should be something really REALLY gory bloody and frankly nail biting, or unstoppable death u know?

  20. hi says:

    oh really

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