Horror is an interesting genre. It can be used to tackle the concerns and fears of a generation. It can be incredibly deep and powerful, sometimes even hitting an emotional level that few other genres can even dare to reach. Films like The Exorcist, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shining, The Silence Of The Lambs, and the like, are movies that stay with us forever, becoming a part of us.
But then there are the movies that we put on because we just want to enjoy some good ole’ fashioned blood and guts, god dammit! Limbs flying in the air? Check. Heads severed from bodies? Cool by me. People ripped in half? Waiter, I’ll take two!
And that’s just what Ringworm frontman Human Furnace is here to bring you! He’s whipped up a collection of 10 of the grossest movie scenes that you can imagine and they’re all below for your viewing…pleasure? Head on down to check them out!
Ahoy there. Human Furnace here. I scream for a band called Ringworm, so there. But anyway, If you’re here reading this, you’re undoubtedly a lover of horror, macabre and all types of ill shit, right? Well, me too. I love horror movies and for many different reasons, I guess. I liked to be scared or thrilled. I like that roller coaster feeling you can get when something scares the crap out of you. It rarely happens but when it does, oh man, it’s awesome.
But one thing I also like about horror movies is killer effects. It doesn’t matter if it’s super realistic or comedic. Sometimes, the grosser or funnier the better, ya know? At any rate, the fine folks at Bloody-Disgusting.com seem to think that dudes that would name their band Ringworm might have a take on what’s gross.
And they’d be exactly right in thinking so.
So, fire up the microwave, heat yourself up a nice bowl of Spaghetti-O’s (w/ meatballs, of course), crack open an ice cold Busch Beer, plant your ass in front of your computer screen and enjoy these fine cinematic moments.
So, without further ado, and in no particular order, here’s a list of some of my favorite “gross” horror scenes for all you sick-o’s out there
1.) The Eyeball Scene – Lucio Fulci’s 1979 film ZOMBIE
This one is a no-brainer for me. Those frickin Italians know how to make you squirm. There’s a reason why there’s more Italian movies on my list.
2.) The Axe Scene – Dario Argento’s 1980 film TENEBRE
Say what you will about the realism of the effect, but there’s something about the way it was shot that makes this one of my favorites. Bold colors, high contrast, the way the blood sprays, the mis-direction and timing make it a winner in my book.
3.) Lawnmower Zombie Massacre Scene – Peter Jackson’s 1992 film DEAD ALIVE aka BRAIN DEAD
I remember the first time I saw this movie and I remember literally standing up, cheering and roaring with laughter during this part. It’s so awesome and SO over the top, it’s ridiculous. It really set a standard for this type of gross cartoonish special effects. This film is filled to the gills with gross-out effects and it’s absolutely genius. You can keep INCEPTION, I’ll gladly take this any day, any time.
4.) The Band Saw Kill – Scott Spiegel’s 1989 film INTRUDER
Here’s another fun one. You really can’t go wrong with this. The film has all types of great kills. This and the hydraulic Press scene are a couple of my favs.
5.) The Shotgun Blast Scene – William Lustig’s 1980 film MANIAC
This is just an amazing scene all around. Another early Tom Savini gem. And, the kill scene ending isn’t so bad either
6.) THE WHOLE DAMN CLIMAX OF THE MOVIE – Sylvester Stallone’s 2008 film RAMBO
Now, of course this isn’t a horror movie, but if we’re talking gore, and body count, ole’ John J. smokes more dudes in this unbelievably amazing 5 min. climax than Jason, Freddy, and Michael and anyone else you want to add in there combined. My personal favorite is the point blank 50 cal. to the poor fella in the jeep. And this is just the climax. Our hero racks up some of the gnarliest kills ever. AND, unlike some of the films on my list, the realism is gruesome. CGI IS good sometimes. Feast your eyes on this….
7.) Assorted scenes – Adam Green’s HATCHET films
I must admit, these films aren’t going to win any Oscars of course. But they are pretty fun loving, gore driven throwback style flicks. The carnage is totally over the top, but that’s really the idea. Every sequel tries to one up the next so you know its gunna be a good time. Plus most of this stuff is practical effects, which I’m a huge fan of. Here’s an example of the fun.
8.) The Head Explosion Scene – David Cronenberg’s 1981 film SCANNERS
The master Dick Smith pulled of a nice one here. All it took was some rabbit guts and a shotgun.
9.) The Death of Brundle-Fly – David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake of THE FLY
Cronenberg does it again. This is one of horror cinema’s finest scenes. One of the most horrific and grotesque moments, in my opinion, and it proves there’s just no replacing the effectiveness of practical effects. Watch this extended clip and tell me I’m wrong. Once again, enjoy.
10.) The Chest Defibrillation Scene – John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of THE THING
Now. let it be stated, that this is one of my all-time favorite movies in general, for a reason. The effects on this movie (produced by Rob Bottin) still hold up over 30 yrs after its release. Simply amazing. What else can you say?
So, there you have it kids. Mind you, these are just a few of my favorite golden moments from the movies and always seem to lean towards older film, but hey, fuck it right? I’m sure most of you have your own list. And that rules too. Stay sick – HF
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