Some horror movies seek to get your blood pumping with psychological twists and turns, others by showing the most graphic and disturbing deaths possible. If you find yourself being a self-proclaimed gore hound with a thirst for blood-laden movies, the following 14 films are sure to give you your gore fix. Proceed with caution!
When it's a Rob Zombie film, you know things are going to get a bit graphic, and "The Devil's Rejects" is no exception. Following a trio of psychopaths who have a craving for senseless blood and violence, they shoot, stab, skin and dismember their victims with a sickening smile on their face. Yet, as Zombie loves to do, you grow an attachment to these gore-seeking killers and in a way end up rooting for them.
Director Robert Rodriguez definitely has an inclination for dark and twisted films, such as "Sin City" and "Machete" (and for some reason all the "Spy Kid" movies), but his tribute to the B-zombie films of the '70s featuring ravenous mutant humans ranks among his goriest. Filled with scenes of stakes through eyes, castrations, mass decapitation and graphic surgery, there is more than enough nausea-inducing scenes to satisfy any gore junkie.
If there was ever a film to basically be one giant blood bath (it literally rains blood at one point), this is the one. Of course, the original Sam Raimi 1981 version has plenty of gore on its own, but the 2013 remake makes it look like a Disney movie in comparison. The story of a demonic spirit wreaking complete havoc on a group of teens in a cabin features so much sickening violence that by the end of the film, you'll hardly flinch while you watch the main character literally rip her arm off that's pinned under a car.
Any film that features a group of college kids partying in a remote cabin in the woods is bound to get gory, and "Cabin Fever" in no exception. Uniquely featuring a blood-thirsty beast in the form of a flesh-eating virus, the black comedy horror makes fun of the genre by taking things to a ridiculously gory level. Besides the bacteria strand that grotesquely deteriorates the body, the group soon turn on one another in a bloody fight for survival.
When you have the deadly combination of flesh-eating zombies and Nazis, you know you are going to have a bloody mess on your hands. That is exactly the concept of the Norwegian horror flick "Dead Snow," which features a group of pissed off Nazi zombies terrorizing a group of attractive young adults whose fun ski trip takes a gory turn for the worst. Severed heads, power tools and copious amounts of blood keep you on the edge of your seat, but the perfect amount of comedy (such as a zombie attack set to the music of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy") makes it highly entertaining.
Originally considered as a prequel to "Saw," there is no denying the amounts of excess gory violence in "The Collector." Following an ex-con who breaks into his wealthy employer's home only to find a masked madman has beaten him to the punch and subsequently booby-trapped the home, things turn bloody fast as he tries to stay alive. With plenty of Saw-esque deadly traps, the gore factor will curb any blood addict's craving.
The first of three films in the series, it should come as no surprise that a film with a name like "Hatchet" would be anything less than a total blood bath. Taking place in the super creepy bayous of New Orleans, a horribly disfigured creature armed with nothing but a hatchet has the sole goal in life to brutally hack up as many innocent people as possible. He also possesses super human strength, which comes in handy when you're ripping someone's jaw apart with your bare hands. For those who want zero story and pure gore, this is the film for you.
The first of three parts, the horror flick "Hostel" is insanely disturbing in more than one way. Besides the excess of graphic gore in many scenes showcasing slow and painful bodily mutilation (like a girl who ends up with her eye hanging out of her socket), the film tingles to the core because of it's dark plot line. Unsuspecting tourists staying in hostels are kidnapped and taken to a dank warehouse, where they are sold to psychopathic rich businessmen who delight in torturing and killing. Have fun on your next vacation.
Featuring radiation-poisoned mutants living in the desert hills of the barren wasteland where they were created, the characters are not only horribly disfigured, but of course have a keen appetite for human flesh. Similar to most horror remakes, the 2006 version has the motto "the gore, the merrier." When a family gets stuck in their territory, the graphic violence of the ax wielding, blood-thirty mutants who brutally assault their victims is more than enough for any self proclaimed gore-hound.
The classic horror flick of a group who just kidnapped and brutally assaulted two young girls (only to then unknowingly take refuge in the vacation home of one of the victim's parents), follows the recent trend of making things as shockingly bloody and gory as possible. Mixing disturbing rape scenes, garbage disposals used in disgusting way and lots of exploding heads, this film definitely shows how far two parents are willing to go to exact revenge for their daughter. That's love...right?
The German mind-bending horror flick is equal parts crazy plot line and blood-curdling gore. Following a young mother who is suddenly thrown into a psychological world of pain and torture as she has to take the right steps to salvation, "No Reason" is the type of graphic gore fest that director Olaf Ittenbach is known for. Including buckets of blood squirting everywhere, penile mutation and lots of mutilated bodies, the film most certainly isn't for the faint of heart.
With seven films in one of the goriest horror franchises of all time, it's hard to pick which film is indeed the sickest. It seems that each one has more blood, more extreme traps for the victims and more times to cover your eyes in disgust. Honestly, the plot line loses all meaning in comparison to the gore, but it started as a dying maniac making his victims learn a lesson by either doing horrendous bodily harm to themselves or another, or die a horrible death. A marathon is the best way to view this gore fest, but don't worry about the snacks, because you'll have no appetite after the things you witness.
For the characters in this film, their wrong turn while traveling turns into a literal dead end, with (of course) copious amounts of blood. With six films in the gory series already, each one chronicles displaced motorists who are brutally hunted by a group of inbreeds who live in the surrounding woods. They are fond of arrows, but any tool they can get their hands on will suffice, as they enjoy watching their victims try to escape and then die at their hands in the bloodiest way possible.
A mental asylum full of flesh-eating psychopaths created by an even crazier doctor, "Insanitarium" is a gore hound's dream. The genetically altered patients soon turn the hospital into a blood soaked mess as they begin to eat one another (and sometimes even start eating themselves). Like blood-thirsty sharks eager to rip through flesh, the film will definitely make you squirm in horrific delight.