symmetry (symmetry) wrote in thequestionclub,
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torture porn

What are your thoughts on the genre of films known as "torture porn" (i.e a film that revolves around gratuitous torture sequences that add nothing to the plot)? I've never seen Saw so I don't know whether or not it would fall into this category, but movies like Captivity and Hostel would definitely fall into that category. Films with brief scenes of torture (Casino Royal, Reservoir Dogs) that are relevant to the storyline would not.

My girlfriend and I got into a huge debate about these torture porn movies and I'm looking for some new arguments. I personally think that anyone who watches these movies religiously is creepy and I'd like them to not get too close to me.
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