CAPTIVITY (D: Roland Joffé, 85 min) Rating: NNNNN
Hostel: Part II's abysmal box office performance may yet signal the demise of torture porn, but it's bound to be a slow death.
In the meantime, we'll still get to enjoy 24 and House Of Wax hottie Elisha Cuthbert being chased, drugged, kidnapped and hacked apart in this grisly little thriller.
Cuthbert stars as a model and teen magazine cover girl (no stretch there) taken prisoner by an obsessed fan who acts like he thinks the Saw films are documentaries.
If Captivity's original ad campaign is anything to go by - the billboard poster featuring Cuthbert being abused in various ways was eventually withdrawn by the studio after it received complaints about bad taste - the movie should deliver on the viscera if not the visceral level.
Opens Friday (July 13). Screened after press time - see review July 13 at www.nowtoronto.com/film.