Mainstream movies don't normally do the whole gore thing very well. And sure, a lot of films have been made on controversial topics and with more controversial imagery, there are only a few that truly make you sick to the core.
Now the films mentioned below are one of a kind. You will believe that you can watch any of these without feeling a thing. But that is not advised!
When horror movie fanatics dare other horror movie fanatics to watch a film, they ask them to watch Martyrs.
3. A Clockwork Orange
The Stanley Kubrik film revolves around Alex, a psychopathic delinquent, who is imprisoned for murder and rape. But he gets a chance to reduce his sentence by volunteering for an experimental therapy conducted by the govt.
The movie was so violent and graphic that the legendary director talked to Warner Bros. and the movie was pulled from release in the UK.
This French revenge-horror drama is about a woman, Jane, who was gang raped and left to die. Needless to say, the film is very graphic and will feel extremely 'realistic' to the viewers.
After narrowly escaping death, Jen goes on a mission to hunt down the men who did this to her, in a cat and mouse chase.
5. A Serbian Film
The problem is, as the frequency of their visits increase, so does their violent behaviour towards Mother. Although the film was praised by critics, its biblical allusions, cannibalism, and infanticide can be too much to handle.
He thinks that she needs to face her fears and takes her to a cabin they had been to with their son. But once they are there she becomes completely unhinged and commits sexual violence on her husband and herself.
9. Requiem For A Drem
The movie is too intense with its storytelling and graphic imagery for a lot of people to digest. Also, do not watch under the influence of any substance. It will give you a bad trip that'll last for days.
10. Mysterious Skin
Confused by the despicable acts committed on them, the boys try to deal with the abuse in their own ways. The film does not shy away from the true nature of pedophilia. It's definitely not for the faint-hearted but it is thought-provoking.
Happiness is a dark comedy. And that was as much as a shock to me as it will be to you when you realise the film is about pedophilia. It was even rejected by The Sundance Film Festival due to its depictions of the subject matter.
12. Valhalla Rising
The story takes place in the 11th century, where One-Eyed, a brutal warrior escapes captivity and travels with a boy and some Christian missionaries They accidentally end up in North America where they fight against the indigenous people.
This may seem like just another Viking film but trust my words, the action sequences are brutal and as violent as any war film you've ever seen.
14. Cannibal Holocaust
The film was so realistic and violent that a case had been registered against the director for murder. He had also been arrested for the same charges.
The movie has been shot like a found-footage film. It follows a missing team of filmmakers who were lost in the Amazon, trying to make a documentary on the lives of a tribe of cannibals. You know things get really south from here.
15. I saw the Devil
The movie can get exhausting with its depictions of violence but the direction keeps you rooted to the edge of your seat. The film carries on with a sadistic undertone, to an extent where you start questioning cheering for the good guy.
If there are any other mainstream movies that should be on this list, let us know. And for the last time, Human Centipede is not mainstream!