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"Most Unwatchable"

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I ran across this list on Bloody Disgusting (which credits BuzzFeed) of the "Most Unwatchable Horror Films Ever Made". By unwatchable they don't mean awful (although more than a few on this list are, in my opinion), but the most gut-wrenching, brain-searing depravities. How many have you seen, and are there others that you can think of that should be on the list?

  1. Martyrs (2008)
  2. A Serbian Film (2010)
  3. Nekromantik (1987)
  4. Atroz (2015)
  5. Excision (2012)
  6. The Human Centipede series (2009, 2011, 2015)
  7. Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
  8. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
  9. Inside (2007)
  10. Grotesque (2009)
  11. Megan Is Missing (2012)
  12. Dead Alive (1992)
  13. Guinea Pig series (1980-1990)
  14. Naked Blood (1996)
  15. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  16. August Underground series (2001, 2003, 2007)

 

I've seen MartyrsThe Human Centipede, SaloI Spit on Your GraveInside (which I like a lot but it doesn't belong on this list), Dead Alive (neither does this one), Cannibal Holocaust, and August Underground (absolute garbage). I've seen Nekromantik 2 but not the first one. I had never heard of AtrozExcisionGrotesqueMegan Is Missing, or Naked Blood.

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"A Serbian Film" sounds truly horrible as far as the plot.  I have never gotten the point "The Human Centipede" But

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I give the "prize" to Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, definitely. I saw it once and I haven't seen it since.

I would add Saw, I never "got" the movie, so I thought it was graphic gore for the sake of graphic gore.

A Serbian Film I've seen, and The Human Centipede, hard movies to watch, but not as unpleasant as the other two that I mentioned above.

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I've always been curious about "Salo" because it's suppose to be art not a torture porn.  The first "Saw " movie is not bad but the rest of the series is crap.  I would have to add the unpleasant and homophobic "Hostel" which is unpleasant  and not scary.

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1 hour ago, jaragon said:

I've always been curious about "Salo" because it's suppose to be art not a torture porn. 

Salo is an odd film. Its notorious reputation leads to disappointment for many first-time viewers who have been led to believe that it's some kind of unspeakable grotesquerie. It's much more high-minded and intellectual than the other films on this list. Time has also rendered a lot of the shocking elements less so. 

I recommend it, but be prepared more for an art film with a leisurely pace than a shock-and-awe thriller or horror spectacle.

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51 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Salo is an odd film. Its notorious reputation leads to disappointment for many first-time viewers who have been led to believe that it's some kind of unspeakable grotesquerie. It's much more high-minded and intellectual than the other films on this list. Time has also rendered a lot of the shocking elements less so. 

I recommend it, but be prepared more for an art film with a leisurely pace than a shock-and-awe thriller or horror spectacle.

It's Passolini not "Ten Thousand Maniacs"

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The silliest scene in Salo has to be the pagan gay wedding in which the evil torturers in  drag marry studly young men- the priest is dressed up like an extra in a Maria Montez picture- seriously were people shocked by this in 1976?!

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