Posts Tagged ‘gore’

Do you ever feel like you just can’t seem to have enough blood and gore in your films?  Do you often find that you are NOT spending the majority of your horror movie watching time cringing and looking away? Fear no more horror fiends and friends alike.  I have compiled a list of absolute NASTIES.  I myself, found I had to look away more times then I would like to admit with these movies.

Seed

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Where to begin with this movie? Just overall FUCKED. Such a disturbing, psychotic, extreme movie. Lots of blood and merciless brutality on the end of the serial killer.  This one definitely hits you from all angles; messes with your mind, pulls at your heartstrings, puts a pit in your stomach, is disgusting to watch, and even grosser to think about.  Lots of scenes really made my heart beat fast with just how shockingly gross they were.  I would recommend skipping the first 5-7 minutes of the film.  Its seriously just unpleasant nastiness and seems to take away from the film rather than add to it. Please be warned though, this movie does contain some (fake) animal gore.

Cannibal Holocaust

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You’ve got to give this film credit, it was WAY ahead of its time in the horror movie world.  The idea of your plane crashing into the remote part of a jungle with only a cannibalistic tribe as “companions” is terrifying. Fast forward, and there you are deep in the jungles of South America being hunted and captured in order to be fed to this savage tribe.  The movie looks so real, which is what is the most disturbing. The acting is good and the effects are extremely practical, making it pretty believable.   Again, this film also contains animal gore (apparently real), you’ve been warned!

Dead Alive (AKA Braindead)

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This film is a great laugh and not to be taken seriously.  However, that doesn’t take away from just how bloody disgusting it is! This film is as funny as it is gross.  The story line is great and the creative ways in which the characters are murdered and dismembered are just hilarious.  Great mix of humor, guts, and horror.

Human Centipede 2

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Just thinking about this film gives me a bad taste in my mouth.  What a pile of garbage.  At the same time though, if you want to challenge yourself and push your limits of what you think is grotesque, give this one a try.  Such a gross out film, that seemed to be its main purpose.  If you can watch this entire movie without looking away once, congratulations, you have officially “out-gored” me.

Headless

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Rather than go into detail with what this film is about, I figure I’d just have you do the research yourself.  It saves me from one AWKWARD movie review. I will say this though, this has to be one of the most extreme horrors I have ever seen, not for the weak of heart or stomach. Cannibalism is present, which is actually the least offensive thing I found about this movie. Once the pornographic scenes started, things got weird. To say the least. I found myself closing my eyes, plugging my ears, and wishing I was in a different place for about 70% of that film.  That’s a new record, folks. Lots of blood, among other things to see here.

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the collection

The Collection is the gory bloodbath I feel I have been waiting years to see.  For once, I am beyond impressed with an American box office hit, and I am proclaiming it 5 out of 5 stars.  Now, drop what you’re doing and go catch this film.  Just kidding… Under no circumstances do you ever stop reading one of Gorror’s articles midway, never.  Now sit back down and let me get you all riled up about why this movie is just so goddam great.  I’m not sure how many of you choose gore over a decent plot, but for this movie, I did.  The plot is a bit uneventful and only takes place in one location primarily: the “collector’s” rigged and booby-trapped haven.  There were so many elements to this film, I don’t even know where to begin.  I’m not sure whether I should start with the piles of bloodied limbs skewed around the house or the zombified humans that once were, but I think I’m going to go ahead and begin with the rave that ended in a “final destination” type bloodbath with only 2 survivors and nearly 200 dead.  The main character, Elena is kidnapped by “the collector” and taken back to his humble abode, complete with zombies, half-dissected but still alive carcasses, completely dissected but still twitching carcasses, and of course flesh-eating dogs and terrifying creepy-crawlies (aka bugs).  If you think this movie sounds over-the-top and probably can’t get more ridiculous, I think you’re right.  Almost every single horror movie element imaginable is present in this movie.

As much as the plot didn’t really make that much sense, and the dialogue had little to no impact, this movie was a wild ride and basically took you on all types of twists and turns, even some loop-de-loops.  With each thing that happened I couldn’t help but be impressed by the over-the-top gore and action.  “The collector” (whose name you never really find out) is some type of mad scientist with sociopathic, artistic, and sadistic tendencies.  Not only does he torture his victims while slowly killing them, he then uses their body parts to construct grotesque artwork that adorns the abandoned hotel that he chooses to live out of.  On top of that, the whole place is rigged and full of blades, spikes, bombs, and wire.  Does this seem like too much? Maybe, but I’m going to go ahead and say NO.  Like I said earlier, there are so many elements to the film, almost too much, but luckily for someone like me, this was basically the bloodbath of my dreams.  I even cringed a few times, it was that bad.  Gorror fans, I instruct all of you to get up out of your seats and find the next available showing, you will not regret it.

Excision left me at a loss for words.  I feel like I’m usually better with introductions but I’m not really sure where to start with this one.  I guess I will start with saying that even though I am head over heels in love with this movie and want to watch it again, I am only giving it a 4 out of 5 stars.  As perfect as the movie almost was, there were shortcomings that translated to me deducting a total point from it’s overall score.  In hopes that I can make this review somewhat readable, I will start with the basic plot of the story.  Pauline (perfectly played by AnnaLynne McCord) is a 17 year old possibly lesbian misfit.  She has thoughts of necrophilia and sexual perversion beyond even my imagination and she chooses to carry herself in a sociopath-type manner.  The film is strange, and as a character she is even stranger.

The character traits that McCord takes on as an actress to successfully pull this off is just downright jaw-dropping.  I almost couldn’t believe McCord, who I refer to as the pretty girl on tv, had the talent and balls to do what she did in the movie.  As Pauline, she is completely narcissistic, sociopathic, sexually disturbed, perverse, and egomaniacal.  She starts out in the movie as just your average, creepy teenage outcast, but her alienation from her mother and her opposition to her family’s religious beliefs take her in a direction that she has no control over.  This leads her down an insanely bizarre road that makes the film visually striking.  The scenes where blood is present are the most disturbing.  As it is, the make up used on McCord to bring her from beauty queen to caveman lookalike make her look creepy as hell.  Along with her bony body, she just has a completely off-putting appearance.  McCord works the hell out of the angles and the camera in making herself the creepiest she can possibly be.  Adding blood to the already eccentric and unstable Pauline amounts to disaster and she does things on screen that make the audience cringe and squirm.

This isn’t just your typical gore film, its so much more.  The realness of the characters and the plot make the viewer almost fall into the movie.  Its not necessarily the gore that makes it such a sick film, I believe it is Pauline.  Pauline is addictive, in that the viewer cannot stop watching this out of control train wreck as she spins in a very downward spiral.  She acknowledges her chemical imbalance and is completely aware of the fact that she needs psychological help, yet her delusions get the best of her and her crazy and twisted fantasies are what drive her to carry out the insane actions witnessed in the film.  I have been raving and raving about this film because it is so original, so perfectly directed, and so watchable, but now its time for a bit of a rant and for me to justify giving it only 4 stars.  I felt like the climax in the film wasn’t enough.  As much as the film was badass and I can’t wait to watch it again, I feel it was lacking.  Obviously I have gone on raving about how good the characters were, but that wasn’t the problem.  For how insane and just completely fucked Pauline is, I thought the plot would be a bit more dramatic.  She does all this nasty stuff, but I don’t think it adds to the film and the plot the way I wanted it to, rather it adds to her character development.  I felt like watching the character development was better than watching the plot, which is always a minus in my book.  Although Pauline is a girl I will never forget, the purpose of the film almost doesn’t seem to exist.  She does all this crazy shit, but once you start getting towards the end, you wonder what the point of the whole story is.  I get that its edgy, and bizarre, and thrilling, but what was the whole purpose of this film? I felt like it was mostly just about a crazy character, but the plot itself wasn’t strong enough to be good without psycho Pauline there to move it along.

I have to recommend this film as a top priority for anyone that loves fucked up shockers that define the line between normal people and possible nutjobs.  Just everything about the visuals and the acting is beautiful and makes the movie one to remember.  As far as plot goes, it wasn’t the strongest, like I said, but it’s fucking nuts and I don’t think you will regret watching this film.  It is an absolute roller coaster ride with lots of jaw-dropping thrills and surprises.  Are you done reading this review yet? Time to go watch Excision.

You know that feeling when you waste an hour and a half of your life and you realize you may never get those precious 90 minutes back unless time travel promptly comes to your service? Yeah, that just happened to me.  The Thai film, Sick Nurses, was a complete waste of my time and I rightfully gave it 1 star out of 5.  The plot goes something like this: A seemingly humungous hospital with a questionable staff of only 1 doctor and 7 nurses is where the majority of the plot takes place.  The nurses use dead bodies to profit financially and the rest of the story is a smorgasbord of inconsistencies and blood.  If it wasn’t for 90 pound Asian chicks that make me question my heterosexuality, I would have just turned it off.  I guess you could say some of the acting and scenes were typical of what you would see in Asian horror films; meaning some of the shit that went down was just batshit crazy.  If I could make sense of the movie I would, but from what little I was able to understand about the film, it was mainly about hot Asian chicks and blood.  The screen production of the movie was obviously very-low budget, but that was the least of my worries as I numbly sat through this horrifically boring film.  Some of the blood and gore was cool, meaning there was both a vomit and a birthing scene, and the use of paranormal forces and ghosts in the movie made it bearable for me to watch in the background as I sat on my ass and blogged.  Ultimately the movie had no plot, no characters of substance, no real meaning, and finally no recommendation from me. Skip it!