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Titles of Interest: To See the Saw Movies

Title of interest - To See the Saw Movies: Essays on Torture Porn and Post-9/11 Horror, edited by James Aston and John Walliss (McFarland, 2013). The Saw films, often derided by critics as "torture porn" and an excuse to show blood and gore, are the highest-grossing horror series in cinema history. In view of their […]

SAW: Cultural Registers for Post-9/11 Anxiety?

In 2004 my brother encouraged me to watch a horror movie that had come out which he thought I would enjoy. He was referring to Saw, but given the trailers I had seen for the film I wasn't interested. It seemed like it was going to be just the latest in the trend in horror […]

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