The best horror film of 2009, SAW VI is the best SAW movie of all, and stands on its own as a bloody-good horror film. -- Forbes
SAW VI is one of the best and most fascinating in the series. --JoBlo
SAW VI is not only good, it’s really good.
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
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 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 is well acted, tightly edited, and blissfully CGI-free, with good moments of suspense; and the ending pays off.
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
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
Kevin Greutert was born in Pasadena, California, where he graduated from Polytechnic School, then received his B.A. 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”. SAW cost $1.2 million to produce and earned over $56 million domestic, $103 million worldwide. He returned to edit the “Saw” sequels, and achieved his lifelong dream when he was asked to direct “Saw VI”, a fan favorite, then “Saw 3D: The Final Chapter”. This commercially successful franchise (close to a billion dollars and still counting) is known for its intricate plotting, original visual design, breakneck editing, and compelling use of music and sound design.
He then collaborated with horror maven Jason Blum, directing “Jessabelle” for Lionsgate and Blumhouse, as well as “Visions”, starring Isla Fisher, Anson Mount, Eva Longoria and Jim Parsons, for Universal and Blumhouse. These moody supernatural stories represent a stylistic departure from the world of “Saw”, with sumptuous music and visuals, and powerful central female performances.
His latest directing effort was “Jackals”, a lean, mean home invasion thriller that accomplishes much on a fraction of the budget of his other films. It stars Stephen Dorff, Deborah Kara Unger and Johnathon Schaech.
Kevin has continued to contribute his editing talents to many other films in the horror and thriller genres, such as Bryan Bertino’s classic “The Strangers”.
An avid adventurer, he has traveled throughout Asia, Europe and North Africa. He has also written fiction for such magazines as J.G. Ballard’s Ambit, and performed music on several film scores, including the Paul Bowles documentary "Things Gone and Things Still Here". His hobbies include music performance, drawing, reading, and flying model aircraft. He is the grandson of Henry Greutert, lead sculptor on such films as “The Wizard of Oz” and “An American In Paris”.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elizabeth Rowin.
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