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Top 10 Bloodiest Foreign Horror Films

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  • Gary O'B:

    Dead Alive/Braindead is quite simply….brilliant. (Come back to your roots Peter!)
    As for the others I can’t watch the Japanese movies without thinking of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. :))
    And I have a deep hatred of French horror. I haven’t seen one that I like yet. Gory yes but plot wise, no. (The twist in High Tension made no sense at all.)

    • Cecil:

      I’d love for Jackson to go back to his roots and make an over the top gorefest like Dead Alive and Bad Taste. Doubtful at this stage but who knows? It would be awesome if he did.

      I’ve been enjoying the new french extremity. They have been pushing the envelope on violence and making some inventive stuff. I wrote a huge thing years back before I started making videos about why High Tension is brilliant. I think I may have to adapt it to an exploring video. I know a lot of people who didn’t like it that like the movie after looking at it from this perspective.

  • I actually saw High Tension when it was released in the U.S. and thought it was a blast(think I still own it on DVD). Did see Dead Alive a very long time ago but it was quite impressive to say the least:)

    • Cecil:

      I saw High Tension about 6 months before it came out in the US and loved it. I wanted to support it so I went to the theater when it was released. I was infuriated to see how much the butchered the film. So many of the most visceral parts were trimmed or removed completely. Took all the punch out of the film.

      Dead Alive is one of those movies that is just overflowing with ideas. I miss those.

  • Cristiona:

    I expected to see Machine Girl listed, but with Tokyo Gore and Frankenstein Girl, I think you’ve pretty much got it covered.

    Needless to say, I won’t be adding any of these to my queue.

    • Cecil:

      I had a tough time deciding since Machine Girl, Meatball Machine, Mutant Girl Squad, Attack Girls Swim Team vs the Unliving Dead, etc all have that Tokyo shock extreme gore. I didn’t want them to monopolize the list so I just went with 2 of my favorites.

      Understandable. 🙂

  • Astrakhan:

    Someone should let that fuckstick Rene Cardona Jr. that you can actually film a scary scene with a shark on a low budget without, y’know, actually killing a real shark.

    Oh, who am I kidding, animal cruelty was Cardona Jr.’s fetish, he would’ve done it anyway.

    • Cecil:

      Yeah, that’s the main reason I didn’t put Cannibal Holocaust or Nekromantik on the list. Fake violence is fine, I detest killing animals on film.

  • Keith:

    Two of my favorite ‘gross out’ movies made the list…Zombi 2 & Dead Alive/Brain Dead. I just wish PJ would get back to making movies like Bad Taste, The Frighteners and Heavenly Creatures again. Not a big fan of of his work over the last decade or so. A couple other good Fulci horror movies like Zombi 2 to check out would be his ‘Gates of Hell Trilogy’: City of the Living Dead, The Beyond & The House by the Cemetery. Of course, can’t forget to mention the first Italian gore movie I ever saw, Burial Ground…you just have to see it to believe it. Great list, I think I’ll have to check out a couple of the ones I haven’t heard of before for my Halloween movie party this year. Thanks Cecil!

    • Cecil:

      It would be great for Jackson to give us at least one more old school gore fest. I know he has it in him!

      City of the living dead had that awesome scene where the guy gets a power drill to the face. Freaked me out when I was a kid!

      Beyond the gore, these are really good films. (which was also part of the reason they were picked over others) Frontier(s) is a little slow in the middle but otherwise good. All of them are entertaining, hope you like the ones you decide to see!

      • Keith:

        I watched Frontier(s)…sort of. I enjoy deliberately paced movies most of the time, usually the building tension keeps my attention, however Frontier(s) put me to sleep in the first 20 minutes or so. I started watching it late at night, so that’s probably the reason behind that. Might need to give it another chance.

        City of the Living Dead was one of those movies that always scared the crap out of me as a kid, and I didn’t watch it until I was in my 20’s. The box art for the VHS just creeped me out something fierce in the video store…I tried to avoid the ‘C’ section of the horror movies because of it! Just something about the droopy one-eyed zombie on the cover gave me nightmares. Now it ranks as one of my favorites, and I still can imagine that ‘scared little kid’ vibe from decades ago whenever I watch it.

        This year the movie list is: The Stuff, Martyrs, & of course…Halloween (the original, not the remake). Have to watch that one every year…it’s a tradition. Might just throw in Wolf Creek as well, John Jarratt is amazing in that movie.

        • Cecil:

          Frontier(s) is a very slow start so I totally understand. Once it gets going though, it is nuts.

          City of the Living Dead will always get me with that damn drill press scene.

          I still need to see Wolf Creek 2! The first one is amazing. If you have the DVD/Blu there is a documentary that runs about the length of the film and is really interesting.

  • jack:

    Will you be doing another Halloween list of films to watch this Halloween?

    Oculus was one of the best recent horror film to be released recently that will probably be in my list of favourite films of the year despite the predictable ending. More of a black comedy Nurse 3D was also pretty good despite loosing it towards the end.

    Probably watch A New Nightmare this year as I watched the rest of the films in the A Nightmare on Elm Street boxset last Halloween and that is the only one I have not what yet. Originally when I watched it when I was younger when it came out on VHS I didn’t like it I guess expecting it to be similar to the other films in the series so I see if a like it now.

    • Cecil:

      Unfortunately, not enough time to put all that together this year.

      I have Oculus but haven’t seen it yet. I wanted to like Nurse but thought that Paz was horrible. She just kind of mumbled around and I had trouble understanding her half the time. This is from someone who has no problem watching many shows with heavy accents! I was shocked when I found out she wasn’t ESL.

      A while ago I showed my wife the Friday the 13th films in order. I’m planning on continuing that with the Nightmare on Elm Streets and Halloweens.

  • Egil Marni Hellá:

    Wow that is one hell of a list but I am suprised that the 1994 German animated movie Felidae did not make it beause that movie has to be one of the most disturbing animated movies ever made and yes more disturbing then Foodfight

  • Egil Hellá:

    Nice list buddy but why did you not add the 1994 German animated movie Felidae on that list because it has to be one of the most disturbing animated movies ever made and yes more disturbing then Foodfight

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