Torture Porn, Where Were You All This Time?

I’m going to make this short and to the point. Last night a few of us were chatting about the state of horror and all of us were slightly perplexed by the media’s excitement in proclaiming “torture pron” as dead. My first thought was-was there even a fad or a trend? The answer is no, in fact there wasn’t. Typical case of the media sensationalizing something. Let’s take a look at every so-called torture porn film since Hostel hit theaters January of 2006: Lionsgate released Saw 3, Sony/Lionsgate released Hostel: Part II and After Dark Films released Captivity. So basically in a year and a half a whopping three torture porn films hit theaters. And for those of you who think The Hills Have Eyes 1 and 2, TCM: The Beginning and Turistas should be included… you’re wrong. Let this be the end of this conversation for good.