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A catchy if not condescending term used to describe the genre of movies in which people are tortured and killed, like the Saw and Hostel series. The phrase of course implies that those who enjoy the movies have a fetish for such things and get their rocks off watching someone being tortured.

Unfortunately this completely ignores the strengths of these movies. Saw really does have an interesting philosophical aspect, really. The story is also pretty good. The guy above said Hostel actually is just plain ol' torture, I would agree there.
If you can get past the gore and extreme violence, the Saw series are actually a good tale and not just torture porn.
by yuandynasty October 30, 2009
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