People enjoy horror movies because it is fun to get creeped out at times, as long as we are in the safety of our homes or a movie theater. Some movies like to take the creep factor and raise it into the realms of the absolutely horrifying. Some movies decide that even this is not enough, and decide to take the most depraved thoughts that have ever been imagined and put them up on the big screen. These are the movies that make us sleep with the lights on and never ever want to talk to strangers or drive on a lonely road again. And yet we can’t stop watching. We’re funny that way.
There is always something creepy about complete loners. They have no social skills, and as a result we never know what kind of things they are capable of. When their best friend is a homemade doll that they talk to things just go to a whole different level. May is the story of a girl with a lazy eye who has no friends except for a doll in a glass case. When that doll breaks, she does the only reasonable thing imaginable. She starts collecting body parts from all the people who have upset her to create a human doll. If that isn’t messed up enough, just wait till that human doll rolls over and hugs her. You’ll never look at a Barbie the same way again after watching this movie.
When it comes to just plain messed up movies, Hostel is king. There are scenes in Hostel that are difficult to watch. Imagine the most sadistic torture you can think of and chances are Hostel does one better, unless you are some sort of serial killer. In that case I don’t think you should watch any of the movies on this list, as they may give you ideas. The most cringe worthy scene is Hostel is definitely when an Asian girl gets a blowtorch to the eye. It melts right out of her socket and gets the lunch right out of my stomach. If you are planning on backpacking through Europe, you probably don’t want to watch this movie.
Do you remember how Clerks 2 told us to never go ass to mouth? Human Centipede takes the idea of ass to mouth and cranks it up to horrific levels. A sadistic doctor captures stranded tourists and uses them for his insane experiment to make a human centipede. To do this he surgically attaches three people in a line, connecting them in, you guessed it, an ass to mouth pattern. Whatever the first person eats, the last person poops out. Yeah, that is really messed up. All I can say about that is I’d rather be the head than the tail.
High Tension has one of the best twist endings I’ve seen, but it can be easy to overlook that when most of the movie is so messed up. Picture this: A dirty and creepy looking guy is in his beat up old truck, and you see a head bobbing up and down in his lap. Your first thought is, oh, what a creepy dude. Than he throws the head out of the window of his truck and drives off. Yeah, it was just a severed head. Seeing that just makes the world seem like a darker place. That scene becomes extra confusing when it is revealed the killer is a girl. I think they just put that scene in the movie to mess with us, and boy did it work.
Australia is a dangerous place. The bush is hot, it’s hard to find water, and easy to get lost in. Then there are all manners of poisonous snakes and arachnids and bugs all over the place. When you throw in a homicidal maniac who likes to torture his victims, Australia seems like a much less fun place to vacation at. Wolf Creek is based on the murders of several backpackers in Australia, which just makes it creepier. The defining moment of the movie is when the villain stabs a girl in the back and severs her spinal cord. He then laughs and refers to her as a head on a stick. I think I’ll be heading to Hawaii for vacation.