Torture Porn: Popular Horror after Saw

Torture Porn: Popular Horror after Saw

by Steve Jones

Hardcover(2013)

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Overview

The first monograph to critically engage with the controversial horror film subgenre known as 'torture porn', this book dissects press responses to popular horror and analyses key torture porn films, mapping out the broader conceptual and contextual concerns that shape the meanings of both 'torture' and 'porn'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230319417
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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 journals such as the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, Scope, Horror Studies, Animation and Sexualities. This is his first book.

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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