Most Violent and Gory films ever made
written by Souranath Banerjee
Does anybody like violence? Of course not. But then how come these hard-core violent Cinemas from all across the world become so popular?!
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For me, it makes sense in showing all the blood and gore only if a film succeeds in involving it’s audience to that extent where the viewers justify and relate to the on screen extreme violence. Otherwise it’s just a waste of time and fake blood!
So, let’s start with the ultimate list of most Violent and Gory films ever made.
10. Martyrs (2008)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7Qx2dT-lUw
Fifteen years being abducted and tortured, enduring some of the most horrifying experiences – it’s time to take revenge.
This nightmarish French film is a highly disturbing one with heavy duty violence, torture and bloodshed.
9. The Woman (2011)
The W (original title)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCNS0Gc9Rmg
A sophisticated, so called civilised family – a couple with their two young children, take upon them the duty to ‘domesticate’ and ‘civilise’ a tribal wild woman whom they keep captive in their basement.
Directed by Lucky McKee, this film inspite of all the violence and gore, also raises a very important question about the very definition of who are really the ‘civilised’ ones?
8. The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Snowtown (original title)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcoCTA2IZ7c
Having the backdrop of Adelaide’s northern suburbs, this Australian film explores the story of a family that over a period of time experiences some unimaginably brutal and violent events!
Directed by Justin Kurzel, one of the most sadistic films in the list
And when said to be based on true events, the infamous ‘bodies in the barrels’ murders – the film becomes a notch more horrific!
7. Dream Home (2010)
Wai dor lei ah yut ho (original title)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4dD1Fvw6XI
A young working girl wants to fulfil her dream of owning a home but unfortunately the deal gets cancelled! But does that necessarily mean the end of her dream too?
But it surely does become a nightmare for others!
Directed by Ho-Cheung Pang, this Chinese film has some horrifyingly violent scenes and enough gore to qualify this list.
6. High Tension (2003)
Haute tension (original title)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNagUvDPsrI
The story of two friends (girls) on a vacation in a secluded farmhouse, but soon their peaceful weekend-plans takes a horrible turn as a dangerous sadistic intruder tries to break in with the sole intention of brutally killing them!
Directed by Alexandre Aja, this French film is one twisted movie oozing with blood and gore, and also with a great amount of suspense and thrill.
5. Inside (2007)
À l’intérieur (original title)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FKVN4JxvlE
This French film has a very unusual storyline – a pregnant woman who has recently lost her husband is being tormented by another crazy woman who wants her unborn child!
Suspense, thrill, extreme violence and a strange sense of mystery.
4. The Loved Ones (2009)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBwd3Zl23HQ
‘The trick is not to go too far. Just enough to break through the skull’ – the ideal use of power drills!
A guy turns down a girl’s invitation to the prom but had no idea how far the consequences of his act will lead to.
Directed by Sean Byrne, this is one of the most devilishly dark Australian film where the level of sadism reaches to new heights by the end of it.
3. Ichi the Killer (2001)
Koroshiya 1 (original title)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orKKM9e5QQ4
A sadomasochistic man in search of his boss finds a lot more than he ever dreamt of. An adaptation of a manga by the same name, this film’s common theme is violence and torture!
Coming from the acclaimed cult director Takashi Miike, this Japanese film have set a bench mark in portraying extreme psychopathic behaviour in an obscenely over-exaggerated manner!
2. Hostel (2005)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d5_lrn9v-g
Three young guys, backpackers in Amsterdam looking for some fun – mostly women and drugs. But soon their lives turn upside down as they become the victim of some people’s violent fetish act!
Extreme level of violence, blood and gore and also a blockbuster hit film!
Directed by Eli Roth, this film has achieved a cult status among the horror/violent/slasher film-lovers.
- Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USSnC-1Oq2g
In the deep Amazon rainforest some film reels were found by a professor (an anthropologist). These films were shot by a documentary-crew who got disappeared two months ago!
This Italian film (once banned in 50 countries) has been the top of this list for it’s extreme and detailed portrayal of violence.
Right after its premiere in Milan, the director Ruggero Deodato was arrested and charged with obscenity and murdering his actors. Later the charge was dropped when the actors appeared in court, alive and well. The animal deaths in the movie were real though!
and (The ‘+1′ film is not necessarily the best but certainly the most innovative one. A must watch)
+1. Guinea Pig (film series)
original title: Ginî piggu
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k23G7X7CBGE
This is not exactly about one particular movie but a series of seven controversial Japanese gory horror films from 1980-90s.
The films were so brutal and insanely violent that the director/producer Hideshi Hino was questioned by the police and taken to the court where he eventually had to prove that nobody was actually hurt or murdered while making these films!
The most popular among these films are their second one known as Flower of Flesh & Blood.