The Movie Blog points me to Filmwad, and their slighly gross article about the top ten torture scenes in modern cinema. I was a little disappointed in myself when I skimmed the list–I’ve only seen about half of these movies.
I was glad to see the legs-crossed-in-sympathy torture from Casino Royale making the list. The article isn’t for those who have lived a sheltered life:
Enraged foreigner Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need lasers or shark-filled pits to torture his captives. Nope, he just needs a broken chair, an exposed ball-sac, and a nice wet piece of rope. Too bad, Bond’s gonads are as bad-ass as he is, and this super-spy takes the groinal beating and keeps on asking for more.
The obvious oversight on this list is the ear-removal scene in Reservoir Dogs, but maybe that’s not sick and twisted enough?
And speaking of cinematic torture, I see they’re working on a remake of Adventures in Babysitting. Though, in truth, Elisabeth Shue was one of my first movie crushes.