Kevin Greutert

Director / Writer / Editor

REVIEWS

Saw VI

SAW VI  is one of the best and most fascinating in the series. --JoBlo


 SAW VI is not only good, it’s really good.

 -- Hollywood.com


 SAW fans will walk out of the theater with their fists in the air with the feeling that they’ve reclaimed their beloved franchise. --Bloody Disgusting

 

Not only does [Saw VI] get the series back on track, it’s also the most engaging and well crafted entry to date. --Dread Central

Saw 3D

 The [SAW] series’ most enjoyable entry. --Chicago Reader

 

It's a touching homage, really, and one sure to bring a wistful tear to fans of the franchise. -- Jim Schembri

 

It's not until Saw 3D reaches its...twist-heavy finale that the film becomes more than just another run-of-the-mill horror sequel, as the revelations contained within are sure to leave the franchise's followers thoroughly satisfied (and, of course, clamoring for more). --Reel Film

Jessabelle

 JESSABELLE is an atmospheric, well paced, expertly acted little horror film. -- Arrow in the Head

 

Isn’t it nice when horror movies respect their audience and take time to craft white-knuckle scares worthy of a few less hours of sleep, instead of Ouija-like backhanded scare tactics? --We Got This Covered

 

It’s a perfect example of a horror movie [that] relies on creeping dread rather than brutal violence to scare its audience. --AV Club

Visions

VISIONS is well acted, tightly edited, and blissfully CGI-free, with good moments of suspense; and the ending pays off.

--Dread Central

 

Eerie goings-on with a nice twist, VISIONS plays with the tropes and conventions of the horror genre, such as the mysterious whistling kettle sound, a hooded figure whose face cannot be seen and an eerie pool of water in the dead of night. --The Straits Times

Jackals

 Kevin Greutert’s lean, mean and rough horror movie Jackals is a dirty little gem. --Coming Soon

 

JACKALS does a wonderful job creating suspense and tension. --Bloody Disgusting

 

It’s a horror movie worth seeking out…to appreciate Greutert’s crackerjack skill in putting talented, underrated actors into a room and employing a single location to create a mini-masterclass in suspense. --Chris Alexander

Biography

Kevin Greutert was born in Pasadena, California, where he graduated from Polytechnic School, then received his Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Production from the University of Southern California.


After rising through the ranks of editorial on such films as TITANIC and ARMAGEDDON, Kevin edited the James Wan horror classic SAW, which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. SAW cost $1.2 million to produce and earned over $56 million domestic, $103 million worldwide.


He returned to edit SAW II, III, IV and V, and in 2009 directed his first feature film, SAW VI, which had an $11 million budget and made over $68 million worldwide. Next came SAW 3D: THE FINAL CHAPTER with a $20 million budget and a $136 million worldwide box office.


Kevin then directed JESSABELLE for Lionsgate and Blumhouse, as well as VISIONS, starring Isla Fisher, Anson Mount, Eva Longoria and Jim Parsons, for Universal and Blumhouse.


His latest directing project was JACKALS, starring Stephen Dorff, Deborah Kara Unger and Johnathon Schaech.


Kevin has also edited other feature films, including THE STRANGERS, which earned over $82 million worldwide.


Kevin received the 2009 Guinness World Record for his role in SAW, deemed the Most Successful Horror Movie Franchise in History.


He also won the 2011 Fantasy Horror Award for Best Director for SAW 3D.


He is the grandson of Henry Greutert, head sculptor on THE WIZARD OF OZ.


Kevin has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and North Africa, including China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. His hobbies include piano performance, drawing, reading, and building & flying model aircraft.


He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elizabeth Rowin.

Contact

United Talent Agency  

Charles Ferraro, Michael Sheresky, Ramses Ishak

United Talent Agency (UTA)

(310) 273-6700


Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman 

Robert S. Wallerstein

(310) 703-1700