I don’t think I reblogged this piece of potentially award winning investigative journalism I produced for Cinema Parrot Disco’s John Hughes Blogathon so here it is. Sweet dreams children.
This review for the John Hughes Blogathon comes from Mike of Screenkicker!. Thanks for the review, Mike! Let’s see his true thoughts on Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. 🙂
Home Alone 2 – The original torture porn movie?
In 2006 the phrase ‘torture porn’ was coined. Torture porn is films that focus on the minutae of torture and violence in a completely gratuitous way. The title was first applied to the movies of directors like Eli Roth (Hostel) and James Wan (Saw) who shocked audiences with a different kind of violence. However there was a famous director who was making what could be interpreted as torture porn as far back as the early 90s. The director – John Hughes, the films – the Home Alone movies. Let me explain:
Home Alone 2 tells the story of psychopathic child Kevin McCallister, a precocious little shit with a…
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