I thoroughly enjoy watching horror films. From psychological thrillers, zombie flicks, found footage, to gore galore, I am frequently in the mood for some terror and scares.
I am also one of those people who confusedly loves to squirm and watch humans endure rather uncomfortable situations.
These following twelve films, however, really push the envelope when it comes to gore and guts. Beware: the following trailers and clips are incredibly disturbing and highly difficult to watch, even if you have a strong stomach.
1. August Underground's Mordum (2003)
This sadistic found footage film follows Peter, Crusty, and her brother Maggot. Some nauseating scenes include a sex scene between brother and sister Crusty and Maggot, Peter pounding in a crack dealer's head with a hammer, and Maggot having sex with a dead female's corpse.
My imagination is running wild, and not in a particularly good way.
2. A Serbian Film (2010)
The story is about an ex-porn star named Miloš who is lured back to perform in a sex film when his wife Marija is concerned about finances. Vukmir, the director, holds him in captivity, drugs him, and forces him to perform certain acts on a woman and her child.
I wish I could say that is the worst of it, but it really isn't. The ending is severely tragic and horribly disgusting. I think I'll just leave it at that for now.
3. Snuff 102 (2007)
Snuff 102 is told in a nonlinear fashion, jumping between scenes of a killer and his three female victims known as 100, 101, and 102, along with a journalist and her interest in this serial killer, as well as a man browsing snuff porn sites.
The scenes involving the murderer and the three unfortunate women are the most appalling, as he cuts off their body parts, covers their heads with plastic bags and kicks them, raping them in the end.
4. Audition (1999)
Shigeharu Aoyama is a widower of seven years. To help him find a new girl to date, his director friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa hosts a mock audition. Shigeharu falls for the emotionally deep Asami.
After a few dates, Asami disappears. Shigeharu follows her resume and calls her old employers, only to discover that they had either died or disappeared. Asami sneaks into Shigeharu's house and finds a picture of his deceased wife. Blind with rage, Asami drugs Shigeharu's liquor, causing him to become unconscious.
All this leads to the last bit of the film, in which Asami performs intense torture on Shigeharu, including poking needles into his eye and cutting off his foot with piano wire.
5. Salò, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom (1975)
In fascist Italy, the Duke, the Bishop, the Magistrate, and the President choose a group of men and women to torture and humiliate in front of each other for sport.
Some highlights include forced three-ways, the Duke defecating on a girl and then forcing her to eat it, as well as eyes and tongues being cut out.
6. Grotesque (2009)
A madman doctor captures Aki and Kazuo, a couple, as they are walking down the street. He ties them up to the wall in a basement, tortures them, and rapes them. The kidnapper-doctor will regularly harm and bandage the victims, wanting to keep them alive to continue his torture.
While the ending of this film is slightly poetic, it is incredibly disgusting nonetheless. I recommend skipping out on dinner if you are to watch this one.
7. In My Skin (2002)
It is impressive to know that the talented Marina de Vand not only acted in this twisted film, but wrote and directed it as well.
In My Skin is a French film that follows Esther, a young woman who gets a leg injury during a party. She becomes so fixated on her wound, she continually and obsessively picks at it until she begins to mutilate different parts of her body.
8. Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
Murder-Set-Pieces is a film about a German photographer with a dark secret. He lures young women by offering to take sexy picture them, including prostitutes. He then goes on to rape, torture, and murder them at night.
9. Irreversible (2002)
Two men (Marcus and Pierre) try to avenge their lover Alex's death when they find her bloodied and beat up body being taken on a stretcher into an ambulance after a party the three attend together.
They discover that a local pimp name La Tenia had physically assaulted her and anally raped her. They two men journey to find him and revenge her death.
10. Headless (2015)
Headless follows a masked killer who fixates on a woman, captures her, tortures her, as well as the ones she loves. This film also focuses on the slasher and his backstory to help the audience understand how he came to be the murderer he is.
11. Melancholie der Engel (2009)
This German film tells the story of a man named Katze who is nearing the end of his life. He meets up with his old friend Brauth, whom he used to get into strange and dark situations with. Two more of their friends from their youth join and send off Katze to the afterlife in a horrific and grotesque manner.
12. Splatter: Naked Blood (1996)
Splatter: Naked Blood is a Japanese horror film about a scientist named Elliji who develops a new chemical known as "MySon." He tests this chemical out on three girls, one who he is in loved with named Rika.
The chemical contains the ability to turn pain into pleasure. The first woman is so gluttonous, she begins to eat herself. The second becomes so obsessed with having the perfect body, she begins to self-mutilate. Rika turns psychotic and murders the other two women.
The most disturbing scenes in the entire film has to be when Eiji's mother pulls open her abdomen while his father climbs inside as well as when the gluttonous woman first eats her labia, then her nipple, and finally her eyeball.
Anybody else highly uncomfortable? Can't get those images out of your head?
Take a break from the horror and YouTube some puppies playing in a field or kittens chasing lasers. And for those of you who are only craving more, I have to say... you have ten times the stomach I do.