We’re usually a fairly PG-13 site. This will be an exception. We’re bringing the blood! Be warned if you click on this post, as we explore the gore in horror. This page will be very NSFW and pretty disturbing. But that’s what you like about horror, right?
We love horror for a lot of reasons. The allegories of the things we fear. The symbolism and storytelling tradition. The intensity of life and death struggle. But when it really comes down to it, horror fans love the blood and guts! Saying otherwise suggests you may need to check your horror fan credentials at the door.
In this episode, The Scariest Things unveil some of our favorite gory moments in horror movies. Some of the most outrageous and flinch-worthy scenes we’ve ever had to endure. We’ve got a good mix of the super-familiar and the hard to find.
Does a horror movie need to be gory to be good? No, of course not. Does gore always equate to scary? Nope. But when gore is done well, it makes the movie unforgettable. These moments may stick with you long after you forget the plot or the actors. The visceral has a way of staying with you.
For the most part, we picked movies that took the gore seriously. There are many movies that go for the laugh with the gore. That can be lots of fun, but the truly effective moments are painful to watch and make you want to turn away. But you know you can’t!
SENSITIVE VIEWER ALERT! MATURE NASTY CONTENT TO FOLLOW. PARENTAL ADVISORY FOR THE YOUNG, THE SQUEAMISH, AND THE UNPREPARED.
First… a bit of a friendly buffer before the nasty stuff shows up. Nice fluffy panda for you. Plenty of time to look away if you can’t handle it.
Final warning! The following stuff is disturbing and highly inappropriate for most audiences! You can turn back now! If you are under 13… do not watch this.
OK… True Horror Gore Hounds from this point onward!
While you listen to our podcast, here are some fun gifs of some of our favorite gory horror moments! How many of these can you name? Answers below. Oooooh… that looks like it hurt!
- Hellraiser (1987)
- The Thing (1982)
- Alien Covenant (2017)
- Evil Dead (2013)
- Scanners (1981)
- The Blob (1988)
- The Fly (1986)
- Zombie (1979)
- A Cat in the Brain (1990)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
- Day of the Dead (1985)
- Audition (1999)
- Black Sheep (2006)
- Dead Alive (1992)
- Green Inferno (2013)
- Haute Tension (2003)
- The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
- Hatchet (2006)
- A L’ Interieur (2007)
- Ichi the Killer (2001)
- Deathgasm (2016)
- Cannibal Ferox (1981)
- Ghost Ship (2002) Yeah, kinda gave that one away…
- You’re Next (2011)
- Bay of Blood AKA Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971)
- Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Whoa! OK! So, you made it! You are either brave, jaded, scarred for life, or a little of all three. Now, settle in to see what gems we picked out on the podcast to discuss…