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Torture porn : popular horror after Saw, Steve Jones, Northumbria University, UK

Label
Torture porn : popular horror after Saw
Title
Torture porn
Title remainder
popular horror after Saw
Statement of responsibility
Steve Jones, Northumbria University, UK
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 morally 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'. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Steve
Dewey number
791.43/6164
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.S66955
LC item number
J66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Splatter films
  • Horror films
  • Torture in motion pictures
  • ART / Film & Video
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Pornography
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Label
Torture porn : popular horror after Saw, Steve Jones, Northumbria University, UK
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes filmography
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 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
Control code
834978360
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 232 pages
Isbn
9780230319417
Lccn
2013021273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)834978360
Label
Torture porn : popular horror after Saw, Steve Jones, Northumbria University, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes filmography
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 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
Control code
834978360
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 232 pages
Isbn
9780230319417
Lccn
2013021273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)834978360

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