Excerpt: Nine Dead isn't completely original, but don't hold that against it. Hell, Avatar unashamedly borrowed from probably ten films and is the highest grossing picture of all time. Fans of Saw will immediately recognize the idea of strangers awaking to find themselves in a room with others. While this is familiar territory, the plotline does present an immediate situation that engages a viewer's curiosity. For this viewer, it gave me a reason to stick with it.