Kevin Greutert

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Kevin Greutert
Kevin Greutert at Comic Con.jpg
Kevin Greutert in SAW bathroom
Born (1965-03-31) March 31, 1965 (age 54)
Pasadena, California, United States
OccupationFilm editor, film director, writer
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Rowin

Kevin Greutert[pronunciation?] (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.


Greutert was the film editor for The Strangers (2008), Room 6 (2006), and Journey to the End of the Night (2006).[2] He was also the editor of the Saw series for the first five films, as well as the last, Jigsaw.[3] He made his feature directorial debut with Saw VI, which was released on October 23, 2009.[4]

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.[5] Tod Williams replaced him as director for Paranormal Activity 2.[6] Saw 3D was released on October 29, 2010.[7]

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".[3]

He also directed the horror film Jessabelle for producer Jason Blum and Lionsgate, which was released on November 7, 2014.[8]

He also directed the 2015 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 was released in 2017. He also returned to the Saw franchise by editing the 2017 entry Jigsaw.

Due to a scheduling conflict, Kevin will not be returning to the Saw franchise for Saw IX in 2020.[9] This will be the first time he's not had any involvement in a Saw movie since the franchise began in 2004.





  1. ^ "Family Tree Legends Records Collection". California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  2. ^ Ace Fernandez; Borys Kit (January 18, 2010). "'Paranormal Activity 2' gets ready with 'Saw VI' director". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 21, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Kevin Greutert Interview". The Movies Cult. April 5, 2009. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  4. ^ Aviles, Omar (May 15, 2008). "Kevin Greutert director of Saw VI". Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Miska, Brad (January 27, 2010). "Paramount vs Twisted Pictures/Lionsgate Day 2: Greutert Being 'Tortured'". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  7. ^ "Teaser Trailer Debut: 'Saw 3D', New Release Date!". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  8. ^ Simon Dang (March 9, 2012). "Rising Stars Mark Webber & Sarah Snook To Star In 'Jessabelle' From 'Saw 3D' Director Kevin Greutert - The Playlist". Archived from the original on August 25, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
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