Horror is totally my bag. I friggin’ love it. But I’m not mad on anything too gross. Somehow, though, I found these gross-out body horrors to be strangely compelling and actually kind of enjoyable.
Katharine Isabelle is absolutely wonderful in this macabre tale of a young medical student who turns to unorthodox methods in order to make a few extra bucks.
Possibly the grossest one on the list, it doesn’t have the best production values or the best story but I couldn’t not watch to the end. In a nutshell it’s about a neurotic, struggling young actress who develops a compulsion to eat her own flesh.
You can’t have body horror without David Cronenberg, and this one is a true classic. That transformation…[shudder] Poor old Brundlefly.
Obviously I’m talking about the 80s sci-fi excellentness that was John Carpenter’s film. Not the soulless and unnecessary remake starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and featuring that nipples guy from Community. That one was just shit.
So, alien slug-parasites that turn their hosts into zombie creatures, and mutants? And Nathan Fillion? I’m in!
Talk about unique! I’ve talked about this one before. Have you seen it? What did you think?
Some grisly ones here, I’d include The Brood as well.
Damn! Yes, I totally meant to include that. The big reveal is extremely disturbing.
It was a good job I wasn’t eating during that part of the film.
The only one I’ve seen on this list is The Fly and I absolutely love it. Such a classic!
Indeed! I really should watch it again. Maybe The Fly and The Thing double bill.
Great choices, Laura! The Thing, The Fly & Slither were the top three in my list last week so I clearly agree with those. lol 😉 I also really liked Teeth! I gave it an honorable mention. I may be too wussy for the other two, though…
You should try American Mary – it’s a wonderful film, but yes, kind of gross in places. You will squirm!
Eat probably isn’t your cup of tea! I need to catch up with recent posts so will be sure to check out your list. I love Halloween when everyone is watching horror films!
Hehe. I already can’t wait for October to be over so I can go back to blogging about regular films! 😉
Ah, Mutant! I went to see Suffragette tonight, do you fancy that? I liked it a lot. Very good, very emotional and not at all horror ☺
Ah, Laura! How… Mainstream! Lol. I do kind of fancy that one, actually! Good Bowie song too. :-p Worth the watch, then? 🙂
Definitely. Probably won’t make it into my dvd collection but it is good. Very important topic. We take so much for granted, its important we remember how we got here.
So much bravery and sacrifice from ordinary women who decided enough was enough, very inspiring. I’m a hard bastard and it made me cry. Mulligan wasn’t even that annoying.
Oh, I’m not one for crying. Unless I’m watching Up. Or Mask! I’ll definitely check it out, even if it’s at home. I’ve not been to a movie in months! 😦
I wasn’t sobbing, it was a dignified, single tear rolling down one cheek. Up gave me a lump in my throat but i don’t usually cry, it’s really not me.
You’re hardcore! 🙂 Even Eric cries at Up!
What can i say, I’m dead inside.
Haha! My soul is black. Unless I’m watching Pixar.
At least you must have missed The Martian. Urgh. The. Worst.
Lol! My hubby loved it. I’ll still likely go to it if it’s still around in a couple weeks. 😉
I’ve found about 4 other people who didn’t like it but mostly people did/were wrong. So. Bad.
You’re actually talking me into seeing it! 😉
Oh shitting hell! Suffragette is a million miles better.
Bwahaha. I’ll see what’s still out the next time I make it to a movie! 😉
If you’re lucky The Martian will have finished. I hated it so much.
Hehehe. No, really. I have to see why you hated it so much!
Excellent suggestions Laura! ESPECIALLY………Brundlelfy! Mwahahahaha (evil laugh)
I’ve not seen Eat, it does sound a bit gross. LOVED American Mary! I thought that Betty Boop woman with the foul mouth (don’t be a c*** dear) was hilarious.
I enjoyed Teeth but I didn’t find it THAT memorable. The premise was awesome though and I enjoyed the dark comedy (like the willy on the cave floor). I didn’t like how she turned into some silly sex minx though, it didn’t tie up really. I’m a bit of a stickler for stuff like that.
And her step-brother looked like Michael Jackson.
Thanks Emma! You’re right about Teeth, I hadn’t thought about it but that character change IS annoying!
As for Mary, not just a good horror, but a good film full stop.
I wanna watch American Mary NOW!
How about a double bill with Ginger Snaps? Now there’s a fun night in!
Yes, yes and yes again!!!!! 😀
Great choices if i said i hadn’t seen one i am pretty sure which one it is, but love the other five
I have to admit that I haven’t seen any of these!
They do get pretty gross. American Mary is probably my favourite as it’s not just gross, it’s a really compelling story and an intriguing female character.
Great choices! Its hard making a body horror list without it all being Cronenberg haha.