Spierig Brothers' Jigsaw (2017) - Torture Porn Rebooted?

Jones, Steve (2019) Spierig Brothers' Jigsaw (2017) - Torture Porn Rebooted? In: Horror: A Companion. Peter Lang, Oxford, pp. 85-92. ISBN 9781787079199

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Abstract

After a seven-year hiatus, the Saw franchise returned. Critics overwhelmingly disapproved of the franchise’s reinvigoration, and much of that dissention centred around a label that is synonymous with Saw: ‘torture porn’. Numerous critics pegged the original Saw (2004) as torture porn’s prototype. Accordingly, critics characterised Jigsaw’s release as heralding an unwelcome ‘torture porn comeback’. This chapter investigates the legitimacy of this concern in order to determine what ‘torture porn’ is and means in the Jigsaw era.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: W600 Cinematics and Photography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 15:08
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 09:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39864

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