Kevin Greutert (born March 31, 1965) is an American film director, editor and writer, best known for his work on the Saw franchise as well as other movies in the horror genre.

He was the editor of Saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V and Jigsaw and the director of Saw VI and Saw 3D.


Kevin Greutert was born in Pasadena, California. Throughout his career, he was the editor for Room 6 and Journey to the End of the Night in 2006 and The Strangers in 2008. He was also the editor of the first five entries in the Saw series. In 2009, he made his feature directorial debut with Saw VI, which was released on October 23, 2009.

In 2010, Greutert was signed on to direct Paranormal Activity 2, but he was forced off the project and onto Saw 3D after Twisted Pictures exercised a "contractual clause" in his contract. Tod Williams replaced him as director for Paranormal Activity 2, while Greutert directed Saw 3D, which was originally planned to be the last entry in the series. The film was released on October 29, 2010.

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. Later, he directed the horror film Jessabelle for producer Jason Blum and Lionsgate, which was released on November 7, 2014. In 2016, he released the horror film Visions, starring Isla Fisher, Anson Mount, Gilliam Jacobs, Jim Parsons and Eva Longoria, also for producer Jason Blum.

In 2017, Greutert has also completed a new thriller entitled Jackals, starring Stephen Dorff, Johnathon Schaech and Deborah Kara Unger. The same year, he returned to the Saw franchise as the editor of Jigsaw, the eighth film in the series and the first one after the seven-year-hiatus.


Year Film Editor Director
1996 The Shot Yes No
1998 Normal Joe Yes No
2000 Uncompressed Yes No
2001 Love for Love Yes No
2002 A.W.O.L. Kisses Yes No
2003 Pilgrim's Rest Yes Yes
2004 Saw Yes No
Walk Into a Bar Yes No
2005 Cry for Help Yes No
Saw II Yes No
2006 Repo! The Genetic Opera Yes No
Journey to the End of the Night Yes No
Room 6 Yes No
Old Friends Yes Yes
The Thirst Yes No
Saw III Yes No
2007 Saw IV Yes No
2008 The Strangers Yes No
Saw V Yes No
Probation Yes No
2009 Saw VI No Yes
2010 Saw 3D No Yes
2012 The Collection Yes No
2014 Jessabelle Yes Yes
2015 Visions Yes Yes
2017 Visions Yes Yes
Jigsaw Yes No



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