April 12 (Bloomberg) -- A few years ago, I made the mistake
of watching an Eli Roth horror film called “Hostel.” It is,
technically, a successful movie, in that it achieves its purpose
of making you feel both terrified and ill.
“Hostel,” which is categorized by people who do such
categorizing as “torture porn,” concerns a criminal syndicate
that provides victims to wealthy sadists for abuse and murder.
It is filled with images that I would prefer to expel from my
mind but can’t.