Despite being churned out only a year after the original, this sequel improves on all of the first film's problem areas while leaving intact the solid concept. Police officers Mathews (Donnie Wahlberg) and Kerry (Dina Meyer) rather quickly manage to capture social-Darwinist sociopath Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) in his lair. Closer to death than before, the killer doesn't even try to run, but as anyone who knows their Se7en or Oldboy might suspect, getting caught is all part of the plan. Meanwhile, eight strangers have been picked by Jigsaw to live in a new house and have their lives changed . . . It's like MTV's The Real World, only way better, because all eight are being slowly poisoned by deadly nerve gas and must find the antidotes hidden all over the house. One of the eight is Mathews' son. New director Darren Lynn Bousman retains the same visual style that James Wan established, and Charlie Clouser once again provides the score. If you love gruesome horror, you will not be disappointed.
Director: Darren Bousman
Writer: Darren Lynn Bousman and Leigh Whannell
Producer: Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules and Mark Burg
Cast: Donnie Wahlberg, Franky G, Glenn Plummer, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Tobin Bell, Beverley Mitchell, Erik Knudsen and Tim Burd