Evidently, the scene in question — the one that elicited the most screaming — involved a victim who had vacuum tubes affixed to his eyeballs.
“There was a knock at the door. […] We have the doorbell video of the police walking up, [of Forn answering the door] and the police saying, ‘The neighbors [have been] calling and saying someone’s being tortured to death in here. And he was like, ‘Actually, I’m just working on a movie … You can come in and see it if you want.’ The cops started laughing! They said, ‘We want to but, you know, you’re all right.’ It must have been a pretty realistic performance!”
The actor who plays the man having his eyeballs sucked out is named Isan Beomhyun Lee, who appears as a custodian in a fantasy sequence. He would have to be pretty flattered, as his performance attracted the attention of the LAPD. According to his IMDb page, this is Lee’s first film credit. Greutert doesn’t say if the cops stayed to watch the scene or witnessed any editing.
Greutert is an old hand at making “Saw” movies, as he previously directed “Saw VI,” “Saw 3D,” and edited Saws I through V. Indeed, the film’s producers never even considered anyone else for this project. Greutert might have been used to all of the screaming and wailing one usually finds in a “Saw” flick, but the neighbors of that North Hollywood editing suite clearly were not. Of course, one might wonder what those neighbors think is happening on a regular basis. If someone’s editing an alien invasion film, do they call up the FBI?
“Saw X” is currently in theaters.