How 'Torture Porn' Captured the Violent 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.
Horror Writer Blake Leibel Sentenced to Life For Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend
The judge called the murder an act of "inconceivable cruelty".
Trial Begins For Horror Writer Accused of Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend in Hollywood
A prosecutor accused Blake Leibel of following the storyline of one of his graphic novels in carrying out the heinous 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.
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
Why You Get Off on Torturing Yourself With Chilis
It turns out that we are physiologically and psychologically predisposed to sadomasochistic dining tendencies.
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
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.
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.
Lawyers Talk About the Cases They Can't Forget
Frédéric Berna once had to defend a man accused of killing his baby, sexually assaulting his daughter and fatally hitting his girlfriend with a flashlight, before raping her corpse.
This New British Gangster Film Shows an MC Performing the Same Crime He Would Later Commit in Real Life
In 'The Intent', DVS is shown burning a man with an iron. He has since pleaded guilty to falsely imprisoning and raping a woman, who he allegedly burned with an iron during the ordeal.
An Interview with Andres Serrano, the Photographer Who Aestheticizes Violence
We caught up with the ever-provocative artist Andres Serrano to talk about his intense new exhibition, power, and stating the obvious.