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27th Aug '16 1:05:38 AM Silverblade2
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* Any adaptation of the Sylvia Likens case, which boils down to children raping and torturing another child to death under the guidance of an insane woman. Creator/StephenKing called ''The Girl Next Door'' (probably the most infamous of the films) one of the most disturbing and heart wrenching things he's ever seen.



* Most {{Nazisploitation}}, the probable TropeMaker for that being ''Film/IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS''.
** On a related note, a lot of films about WorldWarII-era Japan, like ''Film/MenBehindTheSun'' and ''Philosophy of a Knife''.



* Certain {{Giallo}} films. Most don't feature gore, just minimal specific incidents of violence which could hardly be classified as torture porn, but some of the most extreme ones (on the borderline with the horror genre) such as Fulci's ''[[Film/DontTortureADuckling Non si sevizia un paperino]] (Don't Torture A Duckling)'' do qualify for this trope.



* A few attempts at BlackComedy torture pornos include ''Otis, Neighbor'' and ''Film/TheLovedOnes''.



* The slew of 1970s films centered around witch persecution (no doubt inspired by 1968's controversially torture-filled ''Film/WitchfinderGeneral'') such as ''Mark of the Devil'' and ''The Bloody Judge'' (which star Creator/ChristopherLee, who repeatedly butted heads with the director over the unsavory content, refused to watch after it was finished).



* In Australia during the 1960s and early 1970s, a quite strange genre of pulp fiction flourished and then suddenly died away, in the form of short novellas (around 128 pages each, or occasionally slightly longer) which were mainly set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and focused on the experiences of prisoners-of-war or others who opposed the Japanese or Nazis in any way. The novels focused on incidents such as interrogation and torture of these prisoners, their attempts to escape, and such matters -- and the ill-treatment and torture of the prisoners was focused on in great detail. Often women were the victims (also of sexual abuse), and ways were devised of bringing them into what you would expect to be mainly a male environment.\\
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Many of these novels were written under the names "John Slater" and "Jim Kent", although many of the works are believed to be the work of one Ray Slattery, who also published other war-related work under his own name; the covers had lurid covers of torture scenes, and had titles like ''Torture Road'', ''Women of Ravensbruck'', ''Pleasure Camp'', and so on in endless permutations. A few of the novels were outside the war setting but came up with other settings in which similar scenes could occur, such as white women being sold into slavery in Middle-Eastern countries (''Sold for Pleasure'').\\
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For a while, the books could be found quite easily in used bookshops, and especially in various kinds of charity shops in Australia, but then they became quite rare and expense. Some suspect that one reason why the books became rare was that the lurid covers and titles offended the conservative sensibilities of the older women who often worked in these charity shops, and so they got tossed out in the rubbish. Over time, the books went from costing sometimes only a few cents each to the current situation where, if you find one, it could easily cost you $20 or $30, or even much more.
* The above sounds like it might have been a product of the British pulp fiction publishers, ''Creator/NewEnglishLibrary'', who specialised in this sort of stuff. Reasons for the demise of this publisher are given on the relevant works page; suffice it to say the NEL got the nickname of ''Nasty, Expliict and Lurid'' for its emphasis on graphic and gratuiotous material.

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* In Australia during the 1960s and early 1970s, a quite strange genre of pulp fiction flourished and then suddenly died away, in the form of short novellas (around 128 pages each, or occasionally slightly longer) which were mainly set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and focused on the experiences of prisoners-of-war or others who opposed the Japanese or Nazis in any way. The novels focused on incidents such as interrogation and torture of these prisoners, their attempts to escape, and such matters -- and the ill-treatment and torture of the prisoners was focused on in great detail. Often women were the victims (also of sexual abuse), and ways were devised of bringing them into what you would expect to be mainly a male environment.\\
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Many of these novels were written under the names "John Slater" and "Jim Kent", although many of the works are believed to be the work of one Ray Slattery, who also published other war-related work under his own name; the covers had lurid covers of torture scenes, and had titles like ''Torture Road'', ''Women of Ravensbruck'', ''Pleasure Camp'', and so on in endless permutations. A few of the novels were outside the war setting but came up with other settings in which similar scenes could occur, such as white women being sold into slavery in Middle-Eastern countries (''Sold for Pleasure'').\\
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For a while, the books could be found quite easily in used bookshops, and especially in various kinds of charity shops in Australia, but then they became quite rare and expense. Some suspect that one reason why the books became rare was that the lurid covers and titles offended the conservative sensibilities of the older women who often worked in these charity shops, and so they got tossed out in the rubbish. Over time, the books went from costing sometimes only a few cents each to the current situation where, if you find one, it could easily cost you $20 or $30, or even much more.
* The above sounds like it might have been a product of the British pulp fiction publishers, ''Creator/NewEnglishLibrary'', who specialised in this sort of stuff. Reasons for the demise of this publisher are given on the relevant works page; suffice it to say the NEL got the nickname of ''Nasty, Expliict and Lurid'' for its emphasis on graphic and gratuiotous material.



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* Many Main/{{Guro}} Main/{{Eroge}} (and its' subsequent Main/{{Hentai}} [[AnimeOfTheGame anime adaptations]]) falls into this category, with the emphasis on both torture and porn. [[https://vndb.org/v3030 These]] [[https://vndb.org/v4803 titles (along with its' anime adaptation)]] [[https://vndb.org/v6540 may be]] [[https://vndb.org/v14895 the most]] [[https://vndb.org/v18077 infamous ones.]]
** Also, like films above, this genre died once (in terms of commercial eroge, rather than doujin games), though it seems that this genre is [[https://vndb.org/v14922 coming]] [[https://vndb.org/v18351 back]].
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* Many Main/{{Guro}} Main/{{Eroge}} (and its' subsequent Main/{{Hentai}} [[AnimeOfTheGame anime adaptations]]) falls into this category, with the emphasis on both torture and porn. [[https://vndb.org/v3030 These]] [[https://vndb.org/v4803 titles (along with its' anime adaptation)]] [[https://vndb.org/v6540 may be]] [[https://vndb.org/v14895 the most]] [[https://vndb.org/v18077 infamous ones.]]
** Also, like films above, this genre died once (in terms of commercial eroge, rather than doujin games), though it seems that this genre is [[https://vndb.org/v14922 coming]] [[https://vndb.org/v18351 back]].
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4th Jul '16 12:53:17 PM Monolaf317
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* Many Main/{{Guro}} Main/{{Eroge}} (and its' subsequent Main/{{Hentai}} [[AnimeOfTheGame anime adaptations]]) falls into this category, with the emphasis on both torture and porn. [[https://vndb.org/v3030 These]] [[https://vndb.org/v4803 titles (along with its' anime adaptation)]] may be the most infamous ones.
** Also, like films above, this genre died once (in terms of commercial eroge, rather than doujin games), though it seems that this genre is [[https://vndb.org/v14922 coming]] [[https://vndb.org/v18351 back]]

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* Many Main/{{Guro}} Main/{{Eroge}} (and its' subsequent Main/{{Hentai}} [[AnimeOfTheGame anime adaptations]]) falls into this category, with the emphasis on both torture and porn. [[https://vndb.org/v3030 These]] [[https://vndb.org/v4803 titles (along with its' anime adaptation)]] [[https://vndb.org/v6540 may be be]] [[https://vndb.org/v14895 the most most]] [[https://vndb.org/v18077 infamous ones.
ones.]]
** Also, like films above, this genre died once (in terms of commercial eroge, rather than doujin games), though it seems that this genre is [[https://vndb.org/v14922 coming]] [[https://vndb.org/v18351 back]]back]].



4th Jun '16 4:13:45 AM AgProv
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* The above sounds like it might have been a product of the British pulp fiction publishers, ''Creator/NewEnglishLibrary'', who specialised in this sort of stuff. Reasons for the demise of this publisher are given on the relevant works page; suffice it to say the NEL got the nickname of ''Nasty, Expilict and Lurid'' for the mephasis on graphic and gratuiotous material.

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* The above sounds like it might have been a product of the British pulp fiction publishers, ''Creator/NewEnglishLibrary'', who specialised in this sort of stuff. Reasons for the demise of this publisher are given on the relevant works page; suffice it to say the NEL got the nickname of ''Nasty, Expilict Expliict and Lurid'' for the mephasis its emphasis on graphic and gratuiotous material.
4th Jun '16 4:12:54 AM AgProv
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* The above sounds like it might have been a product of the British pulp fiction publishers, ''Creator/NewEnglishLibrary'', who specialised in this sort of stuff. Reasons for the demise of this publisher are given on the relevant works page; suffice it to say the NEL got the nickname of ''Nasty, Expilict and Lurid'' for the mephasis on graphic and gratuiotous material.
29th Apr '16 2:13:23 AM LondonKdS
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** ''Agony In Pink'' featuring the torture, rape and mutilation [[spoiler: and death by torture]] of Kimberly, the Pink Ranger by Lord Zedd and Tortura, a specially created Main/TortureTechnician in The Power Rangers universe.
** ''Agony In Pink 2 - A New Ending'' featuring the torture, rape, mutilation [[spoiler: and death by torture]] of Kimberly the Pink Ranger by Rita, Lord Zedd [[spoiler: and her friend Kat]] of The Power Rangers universe. This one was bad enough to single-handedly spark a moral panic over online pornography in Australia.

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** ''Agony In Pink'' featuring the torture, rape and mutilation [[spoiler: and death by torture]] of Kimberly, the Pink Ranger Ranger, by Lord Zedd and Tortura, a specially created Main/TortureTechnician in The Power Rangers universe.
universe. This one was bad enough to single-handedly spark a moral panic over online pornography in Australia.
** ''Agony In Pink 2 - A New Ending'' another Power Rangers fic featuring the torture, rape, mutilation [[spoiler: and death by torture]] of Kimberly the Pink Ranger by Rita, Lord Zedd [[spoiler: and her friend Kat]] of The Power Rangers universe. This one was bad enough to single-handedly spark a moral panic over online pornography in Australia.Kat]].
29th Apr '16 2:12:07 AM LondonKdS
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* The notorious ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' fanfic ''Agony in Pink'', which describes the Pink Ranger being tortured to death in loving detail and was at the centre of a moral panic over online porn in Australia.
* The equally notorious ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' fanfic ''Celebrian'', which speculates on what the Orcs may have done to Celebrian to traumatise her so much in unbelievably obsessive and physically-implausible detail. It's commonly used as a challenge fic to see how much you can read in one sitting before, depending on your level of sensitivity, being [[{{Squick}} squicked]] out or [[IkeaErotica bored]] into submission.

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* The notorious ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' fanfic ''Agony in Pink'', which describes the Pink Ranger being tortured to death in loving detail and was at the centre of a moral panic over online porn in Australia.
* The equally
notorious ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' fanfic ''Celebrian'', which speculates on what the Orcs may have done to Celebrian to traumatise her so much in unbelievably obsessive and physically-implausible detail. It's commonly used as a challenge fic to see how much you can read in one sitting before, depending on your level of sensitivity, being [[{{Squick}} squicked]] out or [[IkeaErotica bored]] into submission.



** ''Agony In Pink 2 - A New Ending'' featuring the torture, rape, mutilation [[spoiler: and death by torture]] of Kimberly the Pink Ranger by Rita, Lord Zedd [[spoiler: and her friend Kat]] of The Power Rangers universe.

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** ''Agony In Pink 2 - A New Ending'' featuring the torture, rape, mutilation [[spoiler: and death by torture]] of Kimberly the Pink Ranger by Rita, Lord Zedd [[spoiler: and her friend Kat]] of The Power Rangers universe. This one was bad enough to single-handedly spark a moral panic over online pornography in Australia.
6th Mar '16 8:35:26 PM kahraymer
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Any work which gives heavy, focused attention to ColdBloodedTorture and/or mutilation of someone. The point usually isn't to show how wrong it is, but to disgust the audience while also giving them some visceral thrills. Thus, works will give lots of details (whether [[ToThePain written, verbal]], or [[{{Gorn}} visual]]) of the torture. Films of this type may inspire one to jump up and shout "TheAristocrats!" just to break the tension.

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Any work which gives heavy, focused attention to ColdBloodedTorture and/or mutilation of someone. The point usually isn't to show how wrong it is, but to disgust the audience while also giving them some visceral thrills. Thus, works will give lots of details (whether [[ToThePain written, verbal]], or [[{{Gorn}} visual]]) of the torture. Films of this type may inspire one to jump up and shout "TheAristocrats!" just to break the tension.\n
23rd Feb '16 3:05:20 PM LondonKdS
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* Parodied in ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'', in which the mass villainous team-up of all the alternate versions of [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Dr. Sivana]] includes a DarkerAndEdgier "depraved serial killer" Sivana who wears a Hannibal Lector mask and whose constant brandishing of rusty surgical instruments and ranting about how he wants to torture the young Marvels to death [[EvenEvilHasStandards creeps the other Sivanas out]].

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* Parodied in ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'', in which the mass villainous team-up of all the alternate versions of [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Dr. Sivana]] includes a DarkerAndEdgier "depraved serial killer" Sivana who Sivana. He wears a Hannibal Lector mask mask, and whose his constant brandishing of rusty surgical instruments and ranting about how he wants to torture the young Marvels to death [[EvenEvilHasStandards creeps the other Sivanas out]].
23rd Feb '16 3:04:35 PM LondonKdS
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* Parodied in ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'', in which the mass villainous team-up of all the alternate versions of [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Dr. Sivana]] includes a DarkerAndEdgier "depraved serial killer" Sivana who wears a Hannibal Lector mask and whose constant brandishing of rusty surgical instruments and ranting about how he wants to torture the young Marvels to death [[EvenEvilHasStandards creeps the other Sivanas out]].
5th Feb '16 8:18:29 PM Dravencour
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Not to be confused with hardcore S&M (since the torture there is more playing around), nor finding torture to be FetishFuel (although some suspect some of these films invoke that). However, with that in mind, some films have indeed combined graphic violence and pornography, and have thus become notorious for it.

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Not to be confused with hardcore S&M BDSM (since the torture there is more playing around), nor finding torture to be FetishFuel (although some suspect some of these films invoke that). However, with that in mind, some films have indeed combined graphic violence and pornography, and have thus become notorious for it.
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