Exclusive: First Look at Cameron Romero's Staunton Hill Trailer!

We first brought the new film from Cameron Romero (interview), Staunton Hill, to your attention a few weeks back. Since then we've been in close contact with Romero and the film's producers to get you even more info, and our perseverance has paid off in spades today; We’ve got the exclusive first look at the Staunton Hill trailer for you, only on Dread Central! Check it out below and be sure to visit the film’s official site to learn more!

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Ultimo Franco's picture

Texas Chainsaw: The Beginnning qualifies as a torture porn film in my book. It, too, features long sequences where the story stops moving forward, and instead slows way down while we're treated to the endless beating and torture of a young man hanging from a chain tied to his wrists in a barn. His beating and the agonizing afterward he suffers help lift the film pretty squarely in the torture porn category. Later we're treated to his brother tied to a table where bits and pieces are removed while the film pauses briefly to let us enjoy the handiwork. This is the very definition of torture porn.

Submitted by Ultimo Franco on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 1:24pm.
Sirand's picture

It's not really torture porn I see here. It's the same old Texas Chainsaw formula done for the umpteenth time.

Submitted by Sirand on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 12:16pm.

I am actually glad you think that because you will be surprised and you have a valid point, however they aren't whacking away at them for the fun of it...yes the death scenes give you that appearance...I've seen the film first hand, he takes you out of that mind frame when you watch the death scenes...you really don't care for the slaughtered...lets just say its not what your expecting...to some extent.


Submitted by MoonsovermyHami on Wed, 07/16/2008 - 5:45pm.
Ultimo Franco's picture

Great... more torture porn...

Please make it stop. Pleeeeze?

Submitted by Ultimo Franco on Mon, 07/14/2008 - 9:00pm.

That is just stupid...This is a plain old story, however the way it was classically executed it feels real, it's brilliant! We are seeing a lot of torture porn these days...it just depends on what you classify as torture porn...Saw? Audition? Turistas? There are most likely more i can name...Maybe Torture is the right word...but not porn...a horror movie doesn't need a set of tits...and the only reason anyone would be getting off to it is because its a great film!


Submitted by MoonsovermyHami on Tue, 07/15/2008 - 11:25am.
Ultimo Franco's picture

That is not stupid.

The word "porn" in the phrase "torture porn" isn't being used to describe sex of any kind. If anything, it's being used to describe a certain kind of emptiness, a certain kind of build-up to a proverbial "money shot." In straight porn, that money shot comes the moment the dude blows his load. In torture porn, it's the moment when someone ends up being tortured while tied to something. It's the moment the film pauses its story briefly and takes its time to deliver a torturous death scene. In such cases, the word "porn" is being used to describe the basic reason we're supposed to watch. It's a qualifier for the word torture. It shows that the majority of the scares are going to come from watching people tied down to a table or something while villains cut away at them piece by piece. Similarly, some people describe action movies like Shoot 'Em Up and Wanter as "gun porn." That's not to say the characters in those films are firing guns while naked and fucking. It means that the film is basically just about the image of people firing guns in as many cool ways as possible. The use of the qualifier "porn" helps boil things down to their barest minimum. Take a look at the VERY FIRST IMAGE OF THE TRAILER TO STAUNTON HILL. What do you see? A person chained down to a table awaiting slaughter. Throughout the trailer we see all the typical tell-tale signs of a torture porn movie. Fetishistic close-ups of rusty weapons, ropes, chains, people tied up, hillbilly villains screaming while chasing people that they plan on tying up and torturing... did I leave anything out? I realize that you obviously like, or want to like, Staunton Hill. That's great! It could be terrific! But from that trailer, it looks like yet another in a boring line of torture porn movies.

Submitted by Ultimo Franco on Tue, 07/15/2008 - 2:13pm.

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