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Torture Porn: Popular Horror after Saw

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Lambasted by critics as a sign of censorial failure and even social decline, the horror subgenre known as 'torture porn' has generated a great deal of controversy during the last decade. Although torture porn films such as Saw, Hostel and The Human Centipede were highly successful and have become cultural touchstones, the term 'torture porn' remains synonymous with misogyny, obscenity and moral depravity. Arguing primarily in defense of these popular torture-themed horror films, this is the first book to offer a ...

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Overview

Lambasted by critics as a sign of censorial failure and even social decline, the horror subgenre known as 'torture porn' has generated a great deal of controversy during the last decade. Although torture porn films such as Saw, Hostel and The Human Centipede were highly successful and have become cultural touchstones, the term 'torture porn' remains synonymous with misogyny, obscenity and moral depravity. Arguing primarily in defense of these popular torture-themed horror films, this is the first book to offer a detailed critical examination of the 'torture porn' phenomenon, outlining the subgenre's lineage, scrutinizing responses to the sub-genre, and offering narrative analyses of the sub-genre's central box-office hits as well as the multitude of independent direct-to-DVD films that have followed in their footsteps. In doing so, this book seeks to unpick the relationships between 'porn', 'horror', 'immorality', and 'extremity'.

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Editorial Reviews

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'This pioneering study bravely goes to unchartered territories in order to explain the label's implied porn-horror confluence and examine critically neglected subgenres.' - Dejan Ognjanovic, Rue Morgue
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230319417
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Jones is Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University, UK. His research focuses primarily on the horror genre and topics of representation and gender, particularly on representations of sex and violence. He has published widely in international jourbanals such as the Jourbanal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, Scope, Horror Studies, Animation and Sexualities. This is his first book.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction: 'Welcome To Your Worst Nightmare'
PART I: 'TORTURE PORN' (CATEGORY)
1. 'The Past Catches Up to Everyone' – Lineage and Nostalgia
2. 'Bend to our objectives' – 'Torture Porn' as Press Discourse
3. 'No-one approves of what you're doing' – Fans and Filmmakers
PART II: 'TORTURE' (MORALITY)
Introduction
4. 'Your story's real, and people feel that' – Contextualising Torture
5. 'Some are Victims. Some are Predators. Some are Both' – Torturous Positions
6. 'In the land of the pig, the butcher is king' – Torture, Spaces, and Power
PART III: 'PORN' (EXTREMITY)
Introduction
7. 'Ladies first'? – Torture Porn, Sex, and Misogyny
8. 'Why are you crying? Aren't you having fun?' – Extreme Porn
9. 'You Will Not Believe Your Eyes...or Stomach' – Hardcore Horror
Conclusion: 'Will You Continue?' – Beyond 'Torture Porn'
Notes
Bibliography
Filmography
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2014

    Informative, innovative and fascinating. The writing was crystal

    Informative, innovative and fascinating. The writing was crystal clear and the author has obviously out years of work in. it may be expensive but its a great book 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Read me

    I what a guy ro do all this to me. Im a 13 year old nonvirgin girl

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    To much money

    $85 dollors for this! Not worth it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2014

    WTFWTF

    THIS IS SO EFFIN EXPENSIVE ITS NOT EVEN A GOOD BOOK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2014

    To read me

    This is the police we have tracked your ip. You are under the legal age limit for sex if we catch you doing this again i wil get a warrent for your arrest

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Ok

    Where do u live nonvergen girl

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