Tuesday 22 September 2015

Torture Porn - as Recommended by the Culture Secretary

With thanks to Johnny Walker (via Stewart Lee): who would have guessed that the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale would be a fan of Torture Porn?
John Whittingdale'The Conservative MP is also a horror fan including the so-called “torture porn” of Hostel director Eli Roth. “I quite like really nasty films,” Whittingdale once told journalists. “Hostel is undoubtedly the most unpleasant film I have ever seen,” he said, while Roth’s Netflix series Hemlock Grove “made An American Werewolf in London look like Mary Poppins”.'

Maybe the Tories will stop trying to dismantle the university system and see the value of the humanities if Whittingdale reads Torture Porn: Popular Horror after Saw? Maybe I'll post him a copy...

Thursday 10 September 2015

The Pig Child Screening in Newcastle (5/10/2015)

Unsettling bioethics horror film The Pig Child is screening in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne next month as part of a programme of shorts. Tyneside Cinema, 5th October, 7pm. See you there.