Linkin Park's Chester Bennington trapped in "Saw 3D"

Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:42pm EDT
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By Zorianna Kit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chester Bennington is best known as one of the lead singers of rock band Linkin Park, but this Friday, his fans and movie audiences will see him in a new way -- a man at the mercy of the killer Jigsaw in "Saw 3D."

The "Saw" movies, as horror film fans will tell you, have been splashing blood across movie screens every Halloween going back to 2004 with their tale of a killer who locks people in elaborate contraptions that, eventually, could kill them.

Bennington has been a big fan of the franchise that brings not just horror but a psychological drama to movie screens as Jigsaw's victims try to escape. So, it's easy to understand that for him, being trapped in one of the murder machines was more thrilling than horrifying.

"I'm not allowed to say much about the scene, but it was a lot of fun to do," Bennington told Reuters of the four days he spent shooting it. "I spent about seven to eight hours a day getting in and out of makeup."

Bennington can reveal, however, that he is not the only one forced to play Jigsaw's deadly game of survival.

"What makes this particular trap unique is how complex it is," Bennington said. "There are multiple people involved in this trap, which is very atypical for Jigsaw."

Bennington said he is so enamored of the "Saw" flicks that he has been known to take a break in the middle of a Linkin Park tour just to go a theater and catch a screening.

"The guys in the band laugh at me because my wife and I are so enthusiastic," said the 34 year-old.   Continued...