Kevin Greutert

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Kevin Greutert
Kevin Greutert at Comic Con.jpg
Greutert attending Comic Con 2010 to promote Saw 3D
Born (1965-03-31) March 31, 1965 (age 51)
Pasadena, California
Occupation Film editor, Film director, writer
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Rowin

Kevin Greutert (born March 31, 1965)[1] is an American film director, film editor and writer, best known for his work on the Saw film series, as well as character-based supernatural horrors. He is married to actress Elizabeth Rowin.[2]


Greutert was the film editor for The Strangers (2008), Room 6 (2006), and Journey to the End of the Night (2006).[3] He was also the editor of the Saw series for the first five films.[4] He made his feature directorial debut with Saw VI, which was released on October 23, 2009.[5]

Greutert was signed on to direct Paranormal Activity 2, but he was forced off the project and onto Saw 3D after Twisted Pictures (production company behind the Saw films) exercised a "contractual clause" in his contract.[6] Tod Williams replaced him as director for Paranormal Activity 2.[7] Saw 3D was released on October 29, 2010.[8]

Greutert has also published fiction in such magazines as Ambit and Magic Realism, and performed music on several film scores, including the Paul Bowles documentary "Things Gone and Things Still Here".[4]

He also directed the horror film Jessabelle for producer Jason Blum and Lionsgate, which was released on November 7, 2014.[9]

More recently he released the 2016 horror film Visions, starring Isla Fisher, Anson Mount, Gilliam Jacobs, Jim Parsons, and Eva Longoria, also for producer Jason Blum.

Greutert has also completed a new thriller entitled "Jackals", starring Stephen Dorff, Johnathon Schaech and Deborah Kara Unger, which will be released in 2017.


  1. ^ "Family Tree Legends Records Collection". California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ "IMDb Resume for Elizabeth Rowin". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ 'Paranormal Activity 2' gets ready with 'Saw VI' director
  4. ^ a b "Kevin Greutert Interview". The Movies Cult. April 5, 2009. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ Aviles, Omar (May 15, 2008). Kevin "Greutert director of Saw VI" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  6. ^ Fritz, Ben (July 22, 2010). "Lionsgate moves 'Saw 3D' release date to avoid face off with 'Paranormal Activity 2' [UPDATED]". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ Miska, Brad (January 27, 2010). "Paramount vs Twisted Pictures/Lionsgate Day 2: Greutert Being 'Tortured'". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Teaser Trailer Debut: 'Saw 3D', New Release Date!". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ Rising Stars Mark Webber & Sarah Snook To Star In Jessabelle From Saw 3D Director Kevin Greutert

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