Torture Porn

Popular Horror after Saw

Authors: Jones, Steve

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About this book

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'.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

'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


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: ‘Welcome to Your Worst Nightmare’

    Jones, Steve

    Pages 1-10

  • ‘The Past Catches Up to Everyone’: Lineage and Nostalgia

    Jones, Steve

    Pages 13-26

  • ‘Bend to Our Objectives’: ‘Torture Porn’ as Press Discourse

    Jones, Steve

    Pages 27-39

  • ‘No-one Approves of What You’re Doing’: Fans and Filmmakers

    Jones, Steve

    Pages 40-53

  • ‘Your Story’s Real, and People Feel That’: Contextualising Torture

    Jones, Steve

    Pages 63-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Torture Porn
Book Subtitle
Popular Horror after Saw
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31712-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137317124
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-31941-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33995-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 232
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