Pleasure and Enjoyment in the Saw movies

Bocsi, Mária
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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the success of the Saw franchise movies to while studying them in the historical, cultural background. Having in focus the emotional and physical bodily reactions this particular movie genre that is torture porn, brings about. To begin with, according to many prestigious magazines like the New York Times and many famous critics tend to disregard the importance of this genre. “[…] the attracting power of horror in its many manifestations across the different centuries and decades, and across the different subgenres and media in which horror is practiced” (Carroll 34).The main reason for this is that most critics treat horror movies and its subgenres ex.: torture porns having in focus the Saw franchise movies and Hostel, found footage films, slasher movies and so on as inferior in movie making.
SAW, film analysis