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Old 09-17-2013, 03:28 PM   #21
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It is easy to see the advent of torture porn through the lens of 9/11, but if you look at what was happening in the late 90s culturally in both the horror and metal genres, the 1999 Woodstock riots, etc, you'll probably come to the conclusion that torture porn was a natural evolution for horror and would have happened whether the WWC fell or not.

My main problem with films of the past ten years is the esthetic choices the film makers make: the pseudo documentary approach, rapid shaky cam during action sequences, orange and teal color saturation. And yeah, the subject matter doesn't generally appeal to me either. Things that could easily be on the nightly news isn't escapist fare for me and I am extremely tired of zombies.
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