Horror movie fans have guaranteed a place in history and the Guinness World Records by making “Saw” the “Most Successful Horror Movie Series,” one of the film’s producers, Mark Burg, announced on Thursday.
The films which come out to scare audiences at Halloween, have made over $730 million at the worldwide box office and sold over 30 million DVDs, are set to add to those totals on October 29th when the seventh “Saw” flick, in 3D , is released.
“I’m still in shock,” Burg told Reuters. “The fact that we beat out ‘Friday the 13th,’ ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ ‘Halloween’ and ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ is a testament to our cast, crew and our partners at Lionsgate.”
Unfortunately, for the Saw fans, this will be last installment of the record setting Franchise. “We are done; this is it,” Burg said. “We don’t want to be that boxer who fought one too many fights.”
The Guinness presentation took place on Friday at San Diego’s Comic-Con convention. London-based Guinness Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday will be on hand to present the award to the film’s producers.
“In every ‘Saw’ movie, we left questions open, and in this movie we answer every question the audience has ever had,” Burg said, adding that even new viewers will be able to follow and “get caught up to speed.”