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Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film

Mark Bernard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748685493
eISBN:
9781474406444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685493.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the role of the DVD market in the growth of ultraviolent horror in the 2000s and assesses how the emergence of the market changed cultural and industrial attitudes to horror films ... More


Text, Subtext and the Story of the Film: Eli Roth’s Hostel and Hostel: Part II on DVD

Mark Bernard

in Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748685493
eISBN:
9781474406444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685493.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how Splat Pack director Eli Roth uses the DVD format as a platform to shape audiences' interpretations of his films. Focusing on the DVD releases of his horror films Hostel and ... More


Torture Porn and the Desiring Subject in Hostel and Saw

Hilary Neroni

in The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the tortured body in the new filmic genre dubbed “torture porn,” particularly in the films Hostel (2005–2007) and Saw (2004–2009), which depict torture as simultaneously ... More


Sacrificing Youth: From Reefer Madness to Hostel

Jon Pahl

in Empire of Sacrifice: The Religious Origins of American Violence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767627
eISBN:
9780814768440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767627.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the way in which religious violence has emerged in relationship to constructs of age in American history, especially in the representations of youth in recent American films. ... More


Torture

Guy Westwell

in Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172035
eISBN:
9780231850728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172035.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on a group of films which feature scenes of torture that implicitly and explicitly reference events at Abu Ghraib. In 2001, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld signed the law ... More


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