10 Bloody Disgusting Horror Movies You’ll Never Watch Twice

I have been called a disgusting sadist, a pervert and a soulless man for enjoying gore. And I can assure you there’s much more to gorno (gore + porno) than adulterated violence and sickening visuals. This category of films possesses much more than just pure obliteration of the human soul and present meanings that vary a lot contextually. While they maybe just guts and screams for the average viewer, they are in most cases technical masterpieces that get their one job perfectly done: to cloud your senses with disgust and horror. In many cases, the exaggerated violence also works in tandem with the exaggerated critical representation of the society the films try to showcase, for example, the infamous ‘Salo’ or ‘A Serbian Film’ which were based on highly disturbing subject matter, that exposed the government’s picking their own noses.

Gorno films, in particular, are proud to be disgusting and never hesitate to show-off their creativity to churn up the liquids in your intestines. Going by the title, I have only selected genre pieces for my list. Also, there’s a fine line that can be drawn to distinguish “disgusting” from “disturbing” and I have dropped movies like Salo because of their psychologically disturbing matter. The violence in disturbing movies exists to unsettle you but not to twist your facial expressions like an earthworm.  So here is the list of 10 Bloody Disgusting Horror Movies You’ll Never Watch Twice:


10. Guinea Pig Series (1985-88)

‘Guinea Pig Series’ is a set of six controversial Japanese horror films produced in 4 years. After Ruggero Deodato’s ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ gained worldwide notoriety for its depiction of violence and a trial that saw him getting arrested for manslaughter along with animal torture, many films jumped on the bandwagon.

This Japanese series emulated Cannibal Holocaust’s horrifyingly brutal practical effects and snuff approach while combining it with ‘Blood Feast’s torture concept. They were circulated as tapes, and Charlie Sheen came across one and contacted the FBI, mistaking it for a genuine snuff film. The FBI contacted the Japanese authorities who already had the filmmakers in custody, summoning them to prove the special effects were fake. From eye gouging to self-mutilation to dismemberment, humans are treated like “guinea pigs” to experiment on the threshold of pain the human body can suffer.


9. Blood Feast (1963)

Long before stuff like ‘Saw’ and ‘Hostel’ came out, Herschell Gordon Lewis a.k.a Godfather of Gore made the first splatter film in 1963. ‘Blood Feast’s depiction of gore was groundbreaking and it is now considered to be one of the most important films in the history of cinema. The movie’s cult following meant a section of audiences accepted such levels of gore and violence and signaled the inception of 70’s and 80’s horror.

It’s not as disgusting as the other entries and is probably unwatchable because of its nonsensical story and performances, but producer David Friedman asserted that they never made it be taken seriously. Nevertheless, the blood and shabby bits of flesh are enough to put a normal person on a diet of oats for two days.


8. A l’interieur (2007)

Movies like ‘Haute Tension’, ‘A l’interieur’, ‘Martyrs’ and ‘Sheitan’ have given birth to New French Extremity, a new wave of horror from this part of Europe. While Hollywood bare it all and go skinny dipping in torture porn’s success, French horror filmmakers have used it as a bow-tie to make their already gripping stories effective and appealing. A l’interieur functions like a psychological horror cum slasher because of the relentlessly gripping use of its motives and scenario.

It follows a home invasion of a pregnant woman by a stranger who intends on stealing her unborn baby. If you thought Rosemary’s Baby was horrifying with unborn life at stake, A l’interieur oozes blood out of the walls that tormented Rosemary and is very disturbing to watch.


7. Tetsuo the Ironman (1987)

Is Tetsuo as ugly as others on the list? Not really. I watched ‘Tetsuo the Ironman’ when I was a 12 year old and the nightmares have kept me away from it since. Tetsuo is a surrealist body horror movie with cyberpunk elements, as the internet might suggest you. While not being as lavish as the others in its depiction of violence, the black and white cinematography combined with the grain create unclear images which abuse your imagination about their graphic nature.

The film concerns The Metal Fetishist, a man with a literal fetish for metal, who gets mowed down by a businessman. The Metal Fetishist then extracts his revenge by turning his killer into a gruesome pile of rusty and meshy metal.


6. Nekromantik (1987)

If you have a fetish for the dead (I do not mean love for the zombie genre), then you don’t really have to visit the Dark Web, ‘Nekromantik’ is here to solve all your problems. The movie revolves around a couple that practice necrophilia and also indulges in such shocking subversive material, it cannot be translated into words.

The film follows a street sweeper who brings home a decaying corpse to get inventive in the bedroom but is shocked when his wife prefers the corpse and its steel phallus over him. Yeah, it probably sounds absurdly funny and you maybe thinking about the guy who got “corpse-zoned” but Nekromantik is as dark as the strap on the wife’s stockings.

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