From the Predator tearing apart colonists in Prey to the UFO raining blood on Haywood’s house in Jordan Peele’s Nope, it’s been a big year for horror cinema. More recently, audiences have been thrilled and horrified by both the blood and guts spilled in Terrifier 2.
From the gory remake of Evil Dead and the disgusting violence of The Sadness to the crushing body horror of Bone Tomahawk, the Redditors have been shocked by the blood in these classic horror films.
Evil Dead 2013)
Usually, horror fans despise modern remakes of untouchable horror masterpieces from the past. But the 2013 Evil Dead remake is a rare exception, as it uses modern visual effects technology to amplify everything that made the original so terrifying.
According to Redditor u / vvitchfinder, this remake is even more gory than its predecessor: “The Evil Dead remake is a bit loose. In the last 10 minutes, the screen is literally red. Great movie.”
Day of the Dead (1985)
After George A. Romero defined the zombie genre with two of the most beloved horror films ever made, his third episode of Dead – 1985’s Day of the Dead – had a more mixed response. But according to Redditor u / GroovySpaceDruid, “I still think the original Day of the Dead holds up better than most modern gore movies.”
The Redditor writes that Day of the Dead is “extremely visceral and well done, and not as cartoonish as some of the other films listed. [in the thread]. “
Death Proof (2007)
Quentin Tarantino received mixed reviews about his career with Death Proof, his half of the double-feature Grindhouse exploitation feature. He’s a car slasher starring Kurt Russell as stuntman Mike, a sadistic Hollywood stuntman who uses his “death-proof” machine to kill young women. According to Redditor u / Jolly-Pickle-3550, this is one of the most gruesome movies ever made.
The Redditor writes that the car crash scene was “brutal”. Midway through the film, Mike collides head-on with a car full of young women. A severed leg flies out of the passenger window and a rubber passes over the driver’s face.
Bone Tomahawk (2015)
For the first half, S. Craig Zahler’s first feature Bone Tomahawk is a western directed on a research team that crosses the US border. But halfway through, it becomes a creepy horror show when the search party is attacked by a bloodthirsty cannibal cult.
According to Redditor u / TheMitchcraft, the realism of the film’s gutting scene is “what made it so good.” The Redditor adds: “I know there isn’t much horror [the film]but this scene was awesome to see the first time you watch it.
Dead Brain (1992)
In his “splatstick” debut, Peter Jackson tackled the zombie genre in Braindead – released in the US as Dead Alive – which revolves around an invasion of the undead unleashed by a mouse-ape hybrid creature. Redditor u / isaacpriestley called this the most gory film ever made.
The Redditor writes: “I’m not sure I can think of a bloodier movie than Dead Alive! I saw it in the theater and had to enter the lobby several times to avoid getting sick. It was great! “
Rob Jabbaz made his unforgettable directorial debut with Taiwanese horror film The Sadness last year. The film revolves around a couple trying to be together during the outbreak of a virus that inexplicably turns people into homicidal maniacs.
According to Redditor u / Belugas101, “The Sadness is probably the most violent film I’ve ever seen and enjoyed. Just online too and still fun.
The Hellraiser franchise was recently rebooted by director David Bruckner for an exclusive version of Hulu. The new movie has been hailed as the best Hellraiser movie since the 1987 original, but it’s likely no sequel or reboot will ever get over that.
According to Redditor u / GroovySpaceDruid, the original 1987 Hellraiser film is one of the bloodiest films ever made, describing it as “super gnarled” with “absolutely outstanding special effects”.
Green Hell (2013)
Eli Roth tackled the cannibal subgenre of horror cinema with his 2013 gem The Green Inferno. The story is about a group of activists who travel abroad and find themselves in the hands of a hungry cannibal tribe living deep in the jungle.
According to Redditor u / Paleozoic, The Green Inferno has set a new precedent for on-screen violence: “Before, I was able to handle any kind of violence. After this movie, I can’t stand anything anymore.
Terrifying 2 (2022)
Damien Leone’s Terrifier series rightly terrified audiences with the bloody antics of its villain, Art the Clown, brilliantly played by David Howard Thornton. The first film was one of the goriest ever made, but the recently released sequel takes that blood to a whole new level.
According to Redditor u / CrystalAmbrose, “Terrifier (2016) has incredible blood, but not quite that level of total bloodshed. However, reports on the brand new Terrifier 2 indicate that it is reaching these levels and people are vomiting and passing out in theaters.
Tokyo Police Gore (2008)
According to Redditor u / Bl0ndie_J21, Tokyo Gore Police is the bloodiest film ever made. In futuristic Tokyo, a young woman joins a privatized police force to track down her father’s killer as she battles mutated resistance fighters.
The Redditor writes, “Tokyo Gore Police are wild. I don’t know if I was just sick at the time, but it’s the only movie that made me feel a little sick watching it.