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Monday, February 18, 2008

Radio Free Id: Torture Porn 

“Torture porn.” It’s a phrase I’ve used from time to time to reference the rise of movies (the Saw series, the Hostel series, Turistas, Chaos, and so on) featuring extended and messy deaths and punishments for its sweaty, attractive stars. You might guess that turn of phrase means I’m not much of a fan, and you’d be right. But for better or worse, torture porn is the face of modern horror movies. God help us, let’s take a look.

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