50 Goriest Movie Moments

Scream (1996)

The Moment: A pure “splatter movie” kill according to Rose McGowan later on in the movie.

Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore) comes a cropper in this slasher’s opening scene when she gets on the wrong end of a movie-trivia-loving serial killer’s blade.

Look Away When: Casey’s mum screams and falls to the ground just before a quick zoom reveals Casey’s body strung to a tree, “insides on the outside”.

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

The Moment: Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) comes for a teenage Johnny Depp as he dozes off watching TV in his bedroom.

Look Away When: Depp is sucked down into his mattress, disappearing from sight. Cue the biggest torrent of blood we’ve ever seen.

Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

The Moment: Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) is imprisoned in a makeshift jail cell, but it’s not long before his brilliant mind figures out a way to escape – and butcher his guards in a bloody nod to the works of Francis Bacon.

How cultured.

Look Away When: Lecter brings down the truncheon, bludgeoning one of the cops, his jaw set in a joyful grimace.

100 Feet (2008)

The Moment: Joey (Ed Westwick) has the pulp beaten out of him by invisible man Mike (Michael Paré).

Look Away When: Mike repeatedly head butts Joey until his nose and jaw break.

An American Werewolf In London (1980)

The Moment: American backpackers David and Jack are attacked in the English countryside by a werewolf.

Look Away When: Jack’s mangled body is revealed, slashed to pieces and gushing blood.

The Curse 2 (2005)

The Moment: A guy is eaten from the inside out by parasitic snakes, causing his skull to collapse and his eyeballs to pop out.

Look Away When: Dozens of snakes pour out of the guy’s mouth…

Driller Killer (1979)

The Moment: Killer Reno Miller (Abel Ferrara) puts his drill to the cranium of a guy sleeping amongst the bin bags.

Look Away When: Reno turns on the drill…

The Passion Of The Christ (2004)

The Moment: Jesus (Jim Caviezel) is beaten, whipped and variously abused on his way toward crucifixion.

Look Away When: Jesus’ hands are nailed to the cross…

The Fly (1986)

The Moment: Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), now almost entirely transformed, melts Borans’ hand and foot using his own acidic vomit.

Look Away When: Borans breaks into Brundle’s lab.

He really shouldn’t be there…

The Beyond (1981)

The Moment: Martha (Veronica Lazar) discovers a rotting body in the bathtub, which emerges with a single aim: kill her.

Look Away When: Martha’s head nears the nail in the wall…

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