torture

Film

How 'Torture Porn' Horror Movies Captured the Atmosphere of a Post-9/11 World

Films like 'Saw' and 'Hostel' may have felt like gratuitous gore, but they also reflected an era in which death and torture was entering everyday life.
Charles Graham-Dixon
9.18.18
crime

Trial Begins for Canadian Horror Writer Accused of Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend

A prosecutor accused Blake Leibel of following the storyline of one of his graphic novels in carrying out the heinous crime.
Manisha Krishnan
6.13.18
Inside Outsider

I was 21, Framed and Tortured in a Lebanese Prison

When police found my mate's insulin and needles they assumed we were junkies. Then the nightmare began.
Mahmood Fazal
5.24.18
crime

Inside the Repulsive World of 'Hurtcore', the Worst Crimes Imaginable

Today, Matthew Falder – Cambridge academic and producer of "hurtcore" materials – was jailed for 32 years.
Max Daly
2.19.18
crime

How Do You Know if Your Neighbors Are Torturing Their Kids?

After 13 siblings were found badly malnourished and shackled to their beds in California, it's worth thinking about what to watch out for—and how to help.
Lauren Lee White
1.22.18
Life Inside

I Served 26 Years for Murder Even Though the Killer Confessed

His lawyers wouldn't tell anyone because of attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, I kept a homemade metal shank with me at all times.
Alton Logan with Berl Falbaum
10.21.17
News

Five Canadian Farm Workers Fired After Horrific Video Shows Chickens Being Tortured

The BC farm is being investigated after the undercover footage was posted by an animal rights group.
Manisha Krishnan
6.13.17
WAR ON TERROR

The Horrifying True Story of a CIA Waterboarding Victim

Despite being tortured and in CIA custody for over a decade, Abu Zubaydah has still not been charged with a crime.
Adrian Levy
5.21.17
crime

How the Man Who Committed One of Canada’s Most Gruesome Murders Was Caught

How and why Douglas Garland murdered and tortured a former business partner, his wife and their five-year-old grandson.
Patrick Lejtenyi
5.10.17
Op-Eds

Refugees Listen to and Rank the CIA's Torture Songs

What's so unsettling about the Bee Gees and the theme from 'Barney?' My Iraqi and Afghan friends tried to find out.
Mahmood Fazal
4.4.17
short films

[Premiere] An Intense Interrogation Journeys to the Heart of Human Emotion in This Short Film

An interrogation scene becomes an immersive and intense portrayal of human emotions in short film 'Böisé,' directed by Nicolas Cambier.
Kevin Holmes
2.27.17
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Obama urges Democrats to fight for the Affordable Care Act, Turkey accuses Syrian regime of ceasefire violations, NASA announces new asteroid missions, and more.
VICE Staff
1.5.17
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