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Torture Porn is a genre label that has been placed on a form of cinema which by conventional standards is extreme. Some of the most famous, generally accepted examples include the Hostel films, and the Saw series. For the most part when critics and commentators use this terminology they are not explicitly speaking about pornography and torture combined. In fact pornography and sex is absent in the majority of these films, there are some exceptions. What is trying…