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Saturday, Oct 17, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Jane Graham
The Guardian (15 October 2009)

“The Saw films are a horror phenomenon – wildly popular but often dismissed as ‘torture porn’ for malcontent teens. But they’re actually a lot smarter than that… The Saw films – which have been released every October since 2004 – tend to excite mainstream critics to hyperbole, such is the contempt and indignation their graphic depictions of extreme violence provoke. The LA Times called the films “vile filth”, the New York Times considered them “a distasteful idea”, and the general view among grown-up commentators is that the Saw movies represent an artistic and moral black hole.”


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