As a lover of horror, I’ve seen heaps of horror movies over the years and I’m open to just about anything. I love a good supernatural horror movie, I’m down to watch slashers and I’m even a super fan of the “Saw” franchise. However, there are a select few horror movies out there that I do not want to see under any circumstances.
While this list may be personal to my tastes, I know that many of you likely get the “ick” from these movies as well. Take a look at the 5 horror movies that I never want to see in the gallery below, then let us know your version of this list in the comments section on social media.
“The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)” (2011)
Now, I’ve already seen the first “The Human Centipede” film, therefore making it ineligible for this list. The second film, however, I have not seen and I have no plans to do so. The second film is far more graphic and sadistic than the first, with actual depictions of fecal matter, sexual violence and the inclusion of a pregnant woman in the human centipede. I think that director Tom Six should have just stopped with the first movie and left it at that.
“The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)” (2015)
After hearing about how I feel about “The Human Centipede 2,” it should be pretty obvious why the third and thankfully, final installment of this film made it onto the list. Like the second film, this film takes a noticeably different tone and style then the previous entries. However, we really didn’t need to see what would happen if the human centipede came to a prison. Yes, it does emphasize the brutality and cruelty of the prison industrial complex, but it didn’t need to be portrayed in this manner on film.
If you were grossed out by “The Human Centipede” trilogy, this will likely have the same effect on you. Although “Tusk” is presented as a horror comedy and it was written/directed by Kevin Smith, the concept is pretty unsettling. There’s something about turning someone into a walrus using a suit made of human skins and tusk from your own tibia bones that leaves me feeling sick to my stomach. Come on, even Jigsaw had more respect for his victim’s than that.
“The Skin I Live In” (2011)
Out of all the movies on this list, “The Skin I Live In” is easily the most favored by critics. “The Skin I Live In” premiered at the 64th Cannes Film Festival and won Best Film Not in English at the 65th BAFTA Awards. While this film certainly has an impressive cast, including Antonio Banderas, and has generally favorable reviews, the concept is pretty unsettling. This type of body horror is down right shocking and the depictions of sexual assault, as well as gender dysphoria, make it hard to watch.
“I Spit On Your Grave” (1978)
Rape revenge is a very prominent subgenre of horror and “I Spit On Your Grave” is one of the most graphic and disturbing. Both the original, as well as the 2010 remake are very heavy handed in their depiction of sexual assault. It’s so extreme that in the original film, a full thirty minutes is devoted to the gang rape of the female protagonist. There are films in this subgenre, such as “Jennifer’s Body,” that tackle this topic in a more tasteful way and it’s time to leave the intensity of “I Spit On Your Grave” in the past.