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    Can You Make It Through This List Of 16 Of The Most Unwatchable Horror Films Ever Made?

    Warning: This shit gets dark. Like, REALLY dark.

    1. Martyrs (2008)


    This is a psychological horror drama that's been classified as part of the New French Extremity movement which — to give you an idea of what it's about— is the near-unwatchable film genre where you can find movies such as Gaspar Noé's Irreversible, which the film critic Roger Ebert described as something so violent that it's almost unwatchable.

    As for Martyrs, it's a story of revenge focusing on two girls who were victims of abuse as kids. Hollywood remade it in 2015, but the French version is more critically acclaimed.

    2. A Serbian Film (2010)

    Jinga Films

    As the name implies, this is a Serbian movie. It follows the story of a porn actor struggling with financial problems. In order to provide for his family, he's pressured into accepting what becomes the worst job of his life — involving, unbeknownst to him, necrophilia, rape and child abuse. The movie has been banned in several countries due to its raw graphical content.

    3. Nekromantik (1987)

    Leisure Time Features

    This German movie has been classified as an exploitation film and deals with subjects like necrophilia, animal abuse, and a very twisted eroticism. Tl;dr, a couple shares a sexual attraction towards corpses and have sex with them. However, things manage to get EVEN MORE twisted as the movie progresses, somehow...

    4. Atroz (2015)


    This film has been called "the most violent Mexican movie ever made" (link in Spanish), and it tells the story of two men who are involved in a traffic accident and get arrested. That's when, inside the car, the police find a video camera with a series of videos depicting murders so gruesome that only a seriously sick mind could have carried them out. The film has lots of hand-held camera scenes and shots so (purposefully) shaky that they'll have you on the edge of your seat.

    5. Excision (2012)

    Anchor Bay Films

    The main character of this film is a very lonely schoolgirl with a pretty twisted mind. She dreams of studying medicine while she's looking for ways to make her domineering mother feel proud of her. Even though this teen has a serious obsession with sex and surgical procedures, the way in which the movie is told reminds you of just about every other teen drama — just, uh, taken to the extreme on the violence end.

    6. The Human Centipede 1, 2 and 3 (2009, 2011 and 2015)

    Bounty Films

    In the original film, a German doctor kidnaps three tourists and binds them together using surgery, sewing one's mouth to the other's anus, with the goal of creating a human centipede where humans share the same digestive system.

    That first film became a sort of franchise: the second movie tells the story of a fan who decides to copy what he saw in the first movie — only with 10 people — and the third one takes place in a prison and links 500 people.

    7. Salò, or the 120 Days Of Sodom (1975)

    United Artists

    Written and directed by poet and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, this film was slightly inspired by the Marquis de Sade's novel The 120 Days of Sodom. It's a harsh critique on the Italian Social Republic, which lasted until the final years of World War II. Torture, coprophagia, humiliation and rape are paired with raw graphical scenes that have been banned in several countries.

    8. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

    The Jerry Gross Organization

    A writer retreats into a house in the woods in search of inspiration for her new novel. Only a few days after her arrival, she runs into a group of men from the nearby town, who repeatedly rapeher. Still, she manages to escape and get revenge on her offenders. What puts it on this list? The rape scene is veeeery raw and graphic, and her payback doesn't lag behind.

    A remake with the same title was released in 2010 and it was followed by two sequels (one in 2013 and the other one in 2015). However, the 1978 classic starring Camille Keaton will always be the one to watch.

    9. Inside (2007)

    La Fabrique de Films

    A pregnant widow is the victim of a home invasion by an unknown woman who wants to take her baby. That's a summary of the movie, which belongs to the new French horror film genre and has been praised by horror enthusiasts and critics.

    Keep in mind that Hollywood released a remake this year but, if you're planning to watch it, go with the original.

    10. Grotesque (2009)

    Media Blasters

    With a title like that, there's not that much need for us to warn you about it. It's a Japanese splatter gore film that starts off with two coworkers' romantic first date. While talking a walk, they're kidnapped by a twisted man who hides them in a basement, where he'll unhurriedly torture and mutilate them. The most twisted part is that, from time to time, the villain pauses the mutilation in order to "heal" them so that they'll last longer.

    11. Megan Is Missing (2011)

    Anchor Bay Films

    This is mainly a psychological horror film — however, there are still plenty of graphic scenes. Basically: Megan is a popular teen who goes missing after meeting up with a guy she met online.

    At the time of its release, this was promoted as an "educational film," since the story delves into the dangers some teens can be exposed to in the current age. However, it's so gruesome and violent that it was eventually banned in New Zealand.

    12. Dead Alive (1992)

    Trimark Pictures

    This classic is usually listed as one of the best horror movies of all time as well as a comic-horror movie. Don't let that fool you, though; it's got more gore and blood than many of the films you've seen in your entire life. It's worth noting that it was directed by Peter Jackson, the same man behind the Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Hobbit.

    The premise: A kid's mother is bitten by a rat-monkey and turns into a zombie. He hides and protects her but, as zombies tend to do, she starts infecting more people and things get out of control.

    13. Guinea Pig (1980-1990)

    Guinea Pig

    Here's a fun fact that will help you further understand this Japanese series that consists of six movies: Charlie Sheen once watched it at his place and, shocked by the gruesome scenes, called 911, mistakenly thinking that it was a snuff film (i.e. a movie that depicts actual murder).

    14. Naked Blood (1996)

    Museum K.K.

    This movie is about a scientist who, along with his mother, invents a drug that can turn pain into pleasure. It sounds good, until you watch a woman eat herself and another woman brutally murder whoever stands in her way. It's got many disgusting scenes, so prepare yourself if you're thinking of watching this work of B-horror.

    15. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

    United Artists Europa

    This is an Italian cult film about cannibalism, mostly shot in the Amazonian jungle. The premise: a documentary crew goes into the jungle to record footage of a cannibal tribe, and they get lost. A few days after they go missing, an anthropologist is sent out to look for them and finds a recording that shows what they experienced.

    16. August Underground (2001, 2003, 2007)

    Toetag Pictures

    First, it's important that you know that the director of this movie was arrested at an airport in Canada when he was planning to enter the country for a movie festival, because they found copies of the first movie in his luggage and thought that he was carrying obscene footage. The charges were dropped when they learned that it was a MOVIE, but it goes to show you just how raw and credible its scenes are.

    The film, shot in the style of a homemade video, shows the atrocities committed by a murderer at his place while an accomplice gets everything on tape. It's got two other installments that continue the story and retain the fake snuff-film approach.

    This post was translated from Spanish.