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John’s Horror Corner: Saw III (2006), proving that torture porn sequels can have good writing AND loads of lingering, gross, chunky gore!

MY CALL:  Better than the second and highly rewatchable.  I’ve come to quite enjoy the highly different styles of these first three moves.  This is the most gruesome so far, but it still takes time to thoughtfully develop the overarching franchise story. 605 more words

John Leavengood

John’s Horror Corner: Saw II (2005), more brutal, more death traps, more ominous tapes, more Jigsaw!

MY CALL:  Less tactful and more brutal, this was a very different film than part I.  Following very much the trajectory between Hellraiser (1987) and… 591 more words

John Leavengood

John’s Horror Corner: Saw (2004), James Wan’s progenitor of modern torture porn is all about the characters!

MY CALL:  Although unrelentingly gruesome at times, its gore always finds integral purpose.  This film is more about its characters than its death, and never dares to revel in its brutality in lieu of story. 571 more words

John Leavengood

Saw sequel Jigsaw hits all the torture porn touchstones in its first trailer: Watch

The greatest trick the Saw franchise ever pulled was finding ways to fit Tobin Bell’s malevolent Jigsaw in each of its seven entries despite the character dying in the… 227 more words

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Limb Cutter franchise green-lit by Universal Studios, Eli Roth Set to Direct

In the best news since a slice of bread, Universal Studios have purchased the rights for the legendary Limb Cutter film series, the scripts for which have been gathering dust on the fabled Hollywood Black List for several years. 1,833 more words

Film Reviews

The Green Inferno: Nature Stewardship, Postmodern Horror and Green Torture Porn

Eli Roth’s 2013 cinematic effort The Green Inferno has been widely described as a ‘gleefully offensive cannibalistic torture off,’ as a ‘deeply hate xenophobic fantasy’ and, quite fancily, as a ‘vegan cannibal movie,’ while referring to the horrors and real sufferings of animals that featured in Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 cannibal craze  1,809 more words

24: Legacy s1 ep 8

After a few weeks of pretending that this show might be some sort of realignment of 24, this week’s episode returns the show to its roots with torture torture torture… 484 more words

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