[NSFW] HORROR'S TOP TEN MOST EXTREME FILMS TOO EXTREME FOR HORROR, EVER

WARNING, AS THE FOLLOWING IS A REPRESENTATION OF THE HORROR GENRE’S MOST VILE, MOST GRUESOME, MOST DISTURBING PIECES OF WORK EVER, THE BELOW MATERIAL IS ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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#10 - SIXTH SENSE

The Sixth Sense
Starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Haley Joel Osment

Not all trauma is physical. M. Night Shyamalan’s directorial debut is an emotionally devastating paranormal thrill ride.

Filled to the brim with melancholy, longing, disturbing allusions to divorce, and constructed with a general atmosphere of mild unease—it isn’t an easy one to get through. But you’re sick in the head, and this indelicate piece of trash cinema is your kind of medicine.

YOU’LL WANT TO CLOSE YOUR EYES WHEN

When won’t you! Holy smokes, The Sixth Sense is a barrage of disturbing imagery that includes (but not limited to):

  • A gun shot wound that’s partially visible. There’s some blood too.

  • Some ghosts scattered about, and worse, a kid sees them.

  • An affair is explicitly portrayed (heavy petting), the ramifications of which are visceral.

  • Bruce Willis cries on more than one occasion.

  • and much more

Honestly, the most disturbing thing about Sixth Sense is the bill you’ll run up from all the kleenex boxes needed to get through this brutal tear-jerker. Proceed with caution.


#9 - A QUIET PLACE

A Quiet Place
Starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski

Ok, we are upping the ante significantly. And let me just apologize for the quick acceleration into the deprived, and unspeakable. In this case, muted horror.

A Quiet Place is yet another debut feature film in the genre, coming from the demented mind of John Krasinski. This soul-searing film pushes the boundaries of decency to the absolute breaking point. So much so that many in the horror community have done everything in their power to avoid it!

YOU’LL WANT TO CLOSE YOUR EYES WHEN

  • The whole thing

  • and if my theater viewing was indication, they’ll close on their own (likely an involuntary reaction or defense mechanism of the body caused by the excess trauma and horror contained therein).

  • A disgustingly accurate depiction of childbirth

  • When Emily Blunt leaves foot blood all over the steps. It is known that, due to gravity, feet bleed—a lot. And given the extra weight from the pregnancy, there’s more of it than there otherwise would have been. Some of it is probably pregnancy blood.

  • Monster chase early on results in the irresponsibly violent death of narrative logic

    Ok, still with me? Good. Hold it together. Put on a brave face, cause it's about to get a helluva lot worse...

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#8 - …


…ok, let’s just stop here.

I had good intentions when creating this list. As horror fans, not only do we love to watch the extremes of cinematic story telling pushed further and further past the line of human decency, but also push the line of tolerance within ourselves. My aim was to provide you, the reader, with the strongest most daring boundary pushing horror films in existence. You make it through my personally curated gauntlet of ultimate provocation, you make it through anything that film or life has to throw at you.

Unfortunately, in the process, I’ve tested my own tolerance for such a thing. And it stops, right here, at the eighth entry. But, in the spirit of perseverance, let me allow you the opportunity to forge ahead (without me). Assuming you were able you make it this far with your lunch intact, then by all means, here is nu *BARF

sorry.

Here is number eight (see ya next year):