By Mike Gray
Horror movies are already known for being filled with acts of murder, gory special effects, and disturbing stories. But even within this genre is a subgenre that goes further than the average horror film. Loosely connected under the label “extreme horror,” these films are unbelievably violent and explicit, often teetering on–if not outright garnering–an NC-17 rating for their content.
Many of these films have also been widely denounced by critics and government authorities who find their approach to horror far beyond shocking to near-pornographic. Many of these films have also been banned in various countries for what they depict, and few of them ever enter the mainstream. But for the horror fan that thinks they’ve seen it all before and that nothing can shock them, extreme horror films offer a rare chance to affect and disturb even the most hardened horrorphile.
Here are fifteen of the most extreme horror films of all time, but a warning: if you choose to seek out these films, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
15. Grotesque (2009)
Sometimes the title of a film lets the audience know exactly what to expect, and 2009’s Grotesque is appropriately titled for what it’s about. Following the increasingly horrifying experience a young couple has after being kidnapped off the street during their first date, Grotesque depicts their quick, brutal torture and sexual abuse at the hands of a wealthy sadist, who does unspeakable things to their bodies for no other reason than it satisfies him.
Grotesque is not a film for audiences expecting a happy ending: there’s none to be found. It’s a series of sequences watching two innocent people being mercilessly tortured in horrifying detail. Think of a version of Hostel with almost no story and focusing exclusively on the visceral, monstrous torture scenes and you → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema