There’s just something about the blood gushin’, gut spillin’, gore caked horror movies that puts the biggest smile on my face. Most of you who find yourselves reading this are probably in the same boat as I am. I’d like to share with you some of my favorite flicks that should be seen by any and all gorehounds. There are a myriad of gore films that I did not include on the list (for a number of reasons), but if you have any suggestions for me I would greatly appreciate it!
In no particular order:
Braindead / Dead Alive and Bad Taste
Peter Jackson’s 1992 zombie flick is so insanely gory that it is hard to explain to someone who hasn’t witnessed it first hand. I will leave it at that. Another one of his outrageous films, Bad Taste, is mandatory viewing for sure.
Jeffery Combs stars in this super fun and super bloody 80’s flick that has him bringing the dead back to life with a glowing, green serum. A must see.
The Evil Dead
If you have not seen this classick film from Sam Raimi then you need to get off your ass and see it now!
In my opinion this is the best werewolf movie ever made. Soldiers in the woods fighting werewolves equals loads of blood and an awesome movie experience.
The French came out of nowhere a couple years ago and started making some great gore flicks including my favorite, Inside. Let’s just say it takes place (for the most part) in one location, has a pregnant woman in peril, and has tons of nasty, gory death scenes. Fun! Fun! Fun!
Robert Rodriguez’s infection flick is dripping, spurting, gushing, and oozing with all kinds of bodily fluids and is definitely one of the best mainstream horror flicks to come out in some time.
An amazing (and hilarious) 80’s slasher film with very graphic kills. Check it out.
Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead
I’m sure you know these. Classics.
While not a super gory film, John Carpenter’s 1982 film is one of the best, if not the best, monster movies ever made.
Premutos: Lord of the Living Dead
This German film from director Olaf Ittenbach is one of the only films I have seen that really gives ‘Braindead’ a run for its money. While at times extremely cheesy (which by the way is not a bad thing at all), this movie assaults your senses with all the splatter you could possibly ask for!
The Machine Girl
Ultra splattery Japanese flick has a girl with a machine gun arm getting revenge on her brothers’ killers. This movie is wacky as hell and will have you laughing your ass off at the absurdity of all the gory goodness.
Italian and German horror films
I decided to lump these into one category, as there are so many fantastic horror/gore films that come from these two countries. Directors like Lucio Fulci, Olaf Ittenbach, Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, and others pummel your senses with flesh ripping carnage and don’t let up until the credits roll! Some great flicks from these two countries include: Zombie, A Cat in the Brain, The Beyond, The Gates of Hell, Demons, Opera, Stage Fright, Black Past, The Burning Moon, Premutos: Lord of the Living Dead, and many, many more!
More horror/gore films to seek out:
Night of the Creeps
30 Days of Night
The Guinea Pig Series
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
The Redsin Tower
Darkness: The Vampire Version
The Dead Next Door
The Deadly Spawn
The House by the Cemetery
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