When it comes to horror movies, I am a total baby. Yeah. I’m even nervous about watching films like Gremlins, which my mum constantly tries to assure me is a kids film (it’s not), and I have to check the parents guide for almost everything. Ever since I was little, a film has stuck in my head for days or even weeks after watching it so if I’ve got something scary stuck in my head until I watch something else, my mind is going to be screwed up.
From my constant trawling of movie websites and content advisories, I’ve managed to come up with a list of horror movies that I just know I’m too scared to watch. I’ve even included examples from the IMDb guides for these films, just to further illustrate my point!
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A man imagines himself ripping off his face. We see him pull bloody chunks off his face off and drop them into a sink. Very bloody and disturbing, though very brief. – IMDb Parents Guide
The plot revolves around several people are abducted to be unwilling participants in an horrific and disturbing “medical” experiment of an insane doctor. Their mouths are stitched to another person’s anus. The front person is fed, and then they defecate into the next person’s mouth, to feed them. – IMDb Parents Guide
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The whole movie has a creepy sense of paranoia throughout, and then things get very graphic and disturbing at the end during the “orgy” sequence that sees people “feeding” off a man. Some people also mutate; heads become hands, arms are seen as legs, heads are seen where butts are, that sort of thing. DEFINITELY not for the easily freaked out. – IMDb Parents Guide for Society
A woman’s face and skull are crushed off screen, with the after effects shown briefly in a quick graphic shot.A women gets her throat cut.
A woman has a giant metal contraption stapled into her skull, the staples are pulled out of her skull and the metal contraption is pulled off. We see skin get peeled off.
A woman tries to kill herself by cutting her arms, he cuts extremely deep into her wrists and there is lots of blood.
A woman is shot in the forehead.
We see the aftermath of someone skinned alive in graphic detail. – IMDb Parents Guide
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A young man is glued to the seat of a car (blood is seen on his arms and back), a young woman is bound and gagged underneath the propped-up car, a young man is bound at the hands and feet and tied to a wall in front of the car and another young man is chained to the back of the car (we see a large, bloody hook attached to the chain going through his mouth and lower jaw and arms): the first young man rips the skin off his arms (blood pours from the peeled-off skin and onto him and the car where he is seated), he pulls the flesh from his back (we see the bloody tissue and muscle under his skin), the car drops, the speeding wheel appears to cut the young woman in half (we see her body separated and bloody), the car pulls the jaw and arms of the young man chained to the bumper completely off (blood flies through the air and the two disembodied arms follow the car), the car races forward, crashing into and through the young man chained to the wall in front of the car, and it careens through a junkyard and crashes into another car, sending the young man glued to the seat through the window (his lifeless body seen on the bloody and glass-covered hood). – IMDb Parents Guide for Saw 3D
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A woman is graphically raped by possessed tree branches, the vines rip off her shirt, and you briefly see her breasts, the branches spread her legs and another branch is thrust into the crotch area. – IMDb Parents Guide
Dead Alive, albeit played mostly for laughs, is horrifically gory. It’s more then enough to turn you off of eating for the next week. It’s often been regarded as the, or one of the, most gory films ever made, and it earns the title. The film makes no attempt to hide the violence in any way, it’s in your face and always in clear view.
A man walks into a room completely soaked with blood, filled with zombies ripping humans to shreds, gore spraying everywhere. He pulls out a lawnmower and proceeds to walks through the crowd of zombies. Limbs, gore, and gallons of blood spray in every direction. It is stated (and it is true) that 5 gallons of fake blood was pumped per second in this scene. – IMDb Parents Guide
One of the very first images of the film shows a corpse mounted on top of a fence post. We see it clearly at first and then the camera pulls back to reveal that it is holding the head of a second corpse. – IMDb Parents Guide
A man gets his arms bitten off by an alien, and his wrists squirt large amounts of gore. The head of the alien then stretches itself off the body. We see greenish muscle and blood being ripped apart from the body.A severed alien head oozes green slime and grows legs and eyes and then proceeds to crawl away.
A man is shot square in the forehead. Seen from a distance.
Several men have their thumbs cut and the blood put into dishes for testing. The cutting is shown and there is very a large amount of blood that oozes out. This happens twice. Some people may be grossed out by this.
A man transforms into an alien; his head inflates and stretches, and eventually splits in half whilst blood spurts out and engulfs his head.
An alien thrashes a man around by the neck, and repeatedly bites down on his head. Blood sloshes everywhere. The man is then thrown into a shelf, where we see he is completely mutilated. – IMDb Parents Guide
The young girl at one point masturbates very violently with a crucifix, resulting in self-mutilation (sound effects that would usually be reserved for a blade puncturing flesh are dubbed in) a great deal of blood about the girl’s crotch, which splashes onto her clothes, hands and face; her mother’s face is later smeared in the blood after the girl shoves her mother’s face down into her crotch, growling, “lick me!” She then throws her mother across the room onto a wooden floor, and the woman screams in agony. The possessed girl, who is facing away from the mother, suddenly turns her head 180 degrees around to face her mother and asks her, “Do you know what she did, your c**ting daughter?” Very graphic and disturbing. The movie got its controversial reputation as the scariest movie ever made because of this scene ! – IMDb Parents Guide
- Teeth – Not only does the premise sound dumb (a vagina with razor sharp teeth, wtf), I’d probably be scared of my own body after this one.
- Most things with zombies in – Yeah, I’m probably the only person who’s not too keen on zombies mainly because they freak me out so much. They just look so fucking scary.
- Found footage movies – No. No no no no no no no no no no no no no. No. If I can’t see it that makes it even scarier. I won’t even watch Apollo 18 and that’s about aliens.
- Nightmare on Elm Street – Bye, bye sleep.