When it comes to secrets behind the cult following phenomenon, gory movies always dominate the discussion. Moviegoers are always attracted to bloodshed, gore and horror. Willingly exposing themselves to extreme graphic violence is a chilling experience which attracts them again and again to these movies. Studies hint at the fact that viewers are not attracted to the violent acts in such movies, but to the thrill and suspense given by violent content. Sometimes, it may be the empathy generates towards the victim of violence. Or, those gory sequences may act as a safety valve for the accumulated aggression of the viewers. Another explanation is that unimaginable violence gives an insight into human nature and existence to the viewers.
We’ve always loved to be frightened and terrified. When the inventors of cinema, the Lumiere Brothers, screened one of their first showreels, people were awestruck watching the shot of a train arriving on a railway platform. The fear generated at the sight tempted them to line up in front of the makeshift screening hall to watch it again and again, and gore movies have been writing their history soaked with blood for more than a century. Even though it’s considered a niche genre, which is rather repulsive, slasher flicks rake huge chunks of money from the box office. Whatever be the reasons, the gore is here to stay. And if you are in the mood to watch a slasher flick or a bloody mess, Netflix is your place. The streaming platform has a long list of cinematic gore and graphic violence compiled. So, here’s the list of really good gory movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
12. Jason X (2001)
‘Jason X’ is a sci-fi upgrade of the ‘Friday the 13th‘ franchise. The movie is set in the year 2455 when the notorious bogeyman, Jason Voorhees, played by Kane Hodder for the fourth time, is found dead and brought aboard into a spaceship. An archaeology professor named Lowe, played by Jonathan Potts, and his students try to resuscitate Jason. But the experiment goes wrong and the killer wakes up with his unstoppable blood-lust. With the old Earth now contaminated and abandoned, Jason hunts down all the humans who have returned to research the remnants of the long-gone civilizations. The movie also introduces his futuristic counterpart, Uber Jason.
11. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez take the viewers into a bloody nightmare with their gory masterpiece ‘From Dusk Till Dawn.’ The movie follows brothers Seth Gecko and Richard, who are on the run after a messy bank robbery in Texas. Their plan is to cross the Mexican border and bargain asylum with the local Mexican don. They have a cold night and a few hundred miles ahead to be free of the U.S. law. But when they pull off and walk into the trucker bar called The Titty Twister, their plans turn upside down. While the night falls outside, they realize that they’re not in a simple-looking bar, but a vampire hangout which turns out to hell during the night. The brothers start a deadly combat with the Makeup artist, Tom Savini and film star, Fred Williamson as allies to fight off the flesh-eating monsters. If they can prevent themselves from getting a bite and turning into a vampire, from dusk till dawn, they will survive.
10. Raw (2016)