Twisted Pictures

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Twisted Pictures
Type Film Production
Industry Entertainment
Founded 2004
Founders Mark Burg
Oren Koules
Gregg Hoffman
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA, United States
Products Motion pictures, video games
Parent Evolution Entertainment

Twisted Pictures is an American independent production company, mainly creating films of the horror genre. The company was founded in 2004 by Evolution Entertainment's Mark Burg, Oren Koules and Gregg Hoffman.[1] They are best known for producing the Saw film series.

History[edit]

Twisted Pictures was formed after the box office success of Saw in 2004, which lead to a nine-picture distribution deal with Lionsgate.[1][2] The company went on to produce six sequels in the Saw film series. Carl Mazzocone served as president for four years.[3]

In June 2007, the company formed a joint venue with RKO Pictures to remake four films out of RKO library. The remakes include, Five Come Back (1939), I Walked with a Zombie (1943), The Body Snatcher (1945), and Bedlam (1946).[4][5]

In October 2009, Twisted Pictures landed a deal with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre rights-holders Bob Kuhn and Kim Henkel after discussions with Platinum Dunes fell apart. The deal is for multiple films.[6]

On June 28, 2012, Twisted Pictures opened a new television division. The first production of Twisted Television is a television adaption of Anger Management.

Filmography[edit]

Film Release Notes Budget Gross (worldwide)
Saw October 29, 2004 $1,200,000 $103,096,345[7]
Saw II October 28, 2005 040$4,000,000 147739$147,739,965[8]
Saw III October 27, 2006 100$10,000,000 1648$164,874,275[9]
Catacombs October 30, 2007 Released on FEARnet On Demand and then to DVD on February 19, 2008[10][11] N/A N/A
Dead Silence March 16, 2007 200$20,000,000 0222$22,217,407[12]
Saw IV October 26, 2007 N/A 1393$139,352,633[13]
Vlog June 2008 Online horror film[14] N/A N/A
Saw V October 24, 2008 108$10,800,000 1138$113,864,059[15]
Repo! The Genetic Opera November 7, 2008 limited release 800$8,500,000[16] 0001$188,126[17]
The Tortured November 8, 2009 Released at the American Film Market; released to home video on August 30, 2010.[18] N/A N/A
Saw VI October 23, 2009 110$11,000,000 0682$68,233,629[19]
Mother's Day September 23, 2010 Released at Fantastic Fest N/A N/A
Chain Letter October 1, 2010 limited release 030$3,000,000 0585$585,362[20]
Saw 3D October 29, 2010 200$20,000,000 1333$133,310,178[21]
Texas Chainsaw 3D January 4, 2013 200$20,000,000 1333$31,627,201[22]

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Owner Bios". NHL.com. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ Harris, Dana (March 2, 2005). "Twisted, LG find way into 'Catacombs'". Variety. Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D Revs Up". ComingSoon.net. CraveOnline. May 9, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Fleming, Michael (June 14, 2007). "RKO genre films get Twisted". Variety (Reed Business Information). Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ Miska, Brad (October 21, 2008). "Twisted Pictures and RKO Preps Their Slate of Remakes". Bloody Disgusting. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ Fleming, Michael (October 8, 2009). "Twisted moves to 'Texas'". Variety (Reed Business Information). Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Saw (2004)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Saw II (2005)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Saw III (2006)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ Weinberg, Scott (October 14, 2007). "FEARnet's First Exclusive: Those Forgotten 'Catacombs'". Moviefone (AOL). Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  11. ^ "'Catacombs' Gets Uncut Release This February". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. November 28, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Dead Silence (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Saw IV (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Twisted Pictures' Online Horror Series 'Vlog' Gets Bloody". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. June 25, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Saw V (2008)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  16. ^ Staci. "Repo! The Genetic Opera Review". Blastr. Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Repo: The Genetic Opera (2008)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Twisted Pictures' 'The Tortured' Gets UK DVD Date". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. April 12, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Saw VI (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Chain Letter (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Saw 3D (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Texas Chainsaw 3D". Retrieved February 4, 2013. 

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