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female killers Asami (Eihi Shiina) getting ready to engage in some torture in Takashi Miike's Audition.

Audition: Disturbing Torture Film or Black Romantic Comedy?

Audition is fairly widely regarded as one of the most disturbing Japanese horror films, if not simply one of the most disturbing horror films, worldwide. And that is a valid statement. Directed by Jap...

Cover art for Video Violence on VHS

Overlooked and Underrated: Video Violence

Video Violence is probably the best of the shot-on-video horror sub-genre, which is not great by definition. It’s a different mentality, it’s true no-budget filmmaking and the movies alway...

Elise and Craig kidnap their sons torturer to torture him to death in the movie directed by Robert Lieberman.

The Tortured is Brutal and Unforgiving

Directed by Robert Lieberman, The Tortured, is a ruthless movie about any parent’s worst nightmare. Upper-middle class couple Elisa (Erika Christensen- Flight Plan) and Craig Landry (Jesse Metcalfe- J...