Greetings, fellow gorehounds! If you’re a fan of the red stuff, then you’re in for a treat. We’re about to embark on a blood-soaked journey through the three goriest horror movies of all time. So, grab your popcorn, your barf bag, and let’s dive in!

 

 

“Braindead” (1992)

First up, we have Peter Jackson’s “Braindead” (or “Dead Alive” for our American friends). Yes, the same Peter Jackson who later gave us the epic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Released in 1992, this New Zealand splatterfest stars Timothy Balme as Lionel, a man with serious mommy issues.

The plot? Lionel’s overbearing mother gets bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey at the zoo (as you do), turns into a zombie, and starts chomping on the locals. Lionel, being a good son, tries to keep her fed and hidden. It goes about as well as you’d expect.

The goriest scene? The lawnmower massacre. Lionel, armed with a garden-variety lawnmower, mows down a horde of zombies in a ballet of blood and guts. It’s like “Swan Lake,” if the swans were undead and the lake was made of gore.

Fun fact: The film used 300 liters of fake blood in the final scene alone. Talk about painting the town red!

 

 

 

“Evil Dead II” (1987)

Next, we have Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead II,” the sequel to the 1981 cult classic. Bruce Campbell returns as Ash Williams, the chainsaw-wielding, one-liner-spouting hero. Released in 1987, this film takes the cake for being both hilariously funny and disgustingly gory.

The plot? Ash and his girlfriend take a romantic getaway to a cabin in the woods. They find a creepy book and a tape recorder. They play the tape, which turns out to be an incantation that unleashes demonic forces. Cue the bloodbath.

The goriest scene? Ash’s hand gets possessed and he’s forced to… well, cut it off. It’s a scene that’s both gruesome and gut-busting, as Ash battles his own dismembered hand. Talk about giving yourself a hand!

Fun fact: The blood in the film was made from a mixture of Karo syrup, non-dairy creamer, and red food coloring. Yum!

 

 

 

 

 

“Cannibal Holocaust” (1980)

Finally, we have Ruggero Deodato’s “Cannibal Holocaust,” a film so controversial and graphic that it was banned in several countries. Released in 1980, this Italian horror film stars Robert Kerman as an anthropologist searching for a missing documentary crew in the Amazon rainforest.

The plot? The crew had gone to film indigenous tribes and ended up biting off more than they could chew. The film is a brutal commentary on the savagery of modern civilization, and it doesn’t skimp on the gore.

The goriest scene? The infamous impalement scene. It’s so realistic that Deodato was actually arrested on suspicion of murder after the film’s release. He had to prove in court that the actors were still alive. Talk about a killer movie!

Fun fact: Despite its graphic violence, “Cannibal Holocaust” was a major influence on the found footage genre, paving the way for films like “The Blair Witch Project.”

 

 

 

So, there you have it, folks! The three goriest horror movies of all time. They’re not for the faint of heart, but if you’re a fan of the red stuff, they’re a bloody good time. Just remember to keep your barf bag handy. Happy viewing!

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