Torture Porn

Popular Horror after Saw

  • Steve Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: ‘Welcome to Your Worst Nightmare’

  3. ‘Torture Porn’ (Category)

  4. ‘Torture’ (Morality)

  5. ‘Porn’ (Extremity)

  6. Conclusion: ‘Will You Continue?’: Beyond ‘Torture Porn’

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-232

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'.


bibliography concept discourse film misogyny morality oral discourse press torture

Authors and affiliations

  • Steve Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Northumbria UniversityUK

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