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Creepy cruise devoted to Saw franchise to dock in Halifax

A spooky cruise ship devoted to the Saw horror film franchise will dock in Halifax Tuesday.

Movie series is one of the most successful horror franchises ever

A passenger on the Saw at Sea cruise poses with a star attraction. (CBC)

A spooky cruise ship devoted to the Saw horror film franchise will dock in Halifax Tuesday.

The Carnival Glory looks like any other cruise ship, but its passengers are not interested in shuffleboard or limbo.The Saw series— consisting of seven movies and two video games — is about a serial killer who puts his victims in sadistic situations.

The cruise from New York through the Maritimes — six of the seven movies were shot in Canada — is designed to give Saw  fans an opportunity to meet stars from the most successful horror franchise ever, and travel with them in a confined space far from shore.

On the cruise, fans, like Devon Alexander, can meet and travel with the stars.

"I'm with my own kind. People that love horror. They're gamers. We just speak the same language and it's amazing," said Alexander, who travelled from Seattle to be on the cruise.

One of the biggest draws is an original prop from the movie – a large puppet on public display for only the fourth time.

Other macabre props, like a dismembered hand, have also been big hits with the crowd.

The cruise stopped in Saint John on Monday, and will return to New York after its stay in Halifax.

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