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[IMG:L]Forget all those psychological thrillers. As far as we’re concerned, the more blood, the merrier. Here are our picks for the biggest and bloodiest horror movies of all time.
10. Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Since most of the major characters in the Hellraiser
series have no skin, there's a lot of, um, bloody exposure built in. Add to that all the Cenobites ripping people apart with hooks, including Pinhead -- whose particular cutting style earns a spot on this list.
KEEP READING: 9. Dawn of the Dead
9. Dawn of the Dead
The blood in George Romero
's second zombie classic may sometimes look like red paint, but there sure is a lot of it. Not to mention all the zombie head shots and bitten off chunks of skin. Sweet.
KEEP READING: 8. Jason Lives
8. Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives
While other Friday
s may have slightly higher body counts, they rely way too much on sci-fi stunts (Jason X
) and even – tsk tsk -- off-camera violence. I mean, what's the point of that?
KEEP READING: 7. Evil Dead 2
7. Evil Dead 2
Director Sam Raimi
has lots of fun beating his friend Bruce Campbell
to a bloody pulp. People don't just get killed in this movie, they are bloody messes, spraying red corn syrup and green blood, in the case of dispatched demons. With a child-like anarchy, Raimi throws biology out the window and just sprays the blood liberally.
KEEP READING: 6. Saw IV
6. Saw IV
Even though the Saw
filmmakers want to build tension with tricky editing and artistic lighting, they still understand the thrill of blood. Plenty of it. Those limb-ripping traps are real
, especially in IV with all those heads being crushed by ice blocks, scalps peeling off and victims ripped limb from limb. Yummy!
KEEP READING: 5. Nightmare on Elm Street
5. Nightmare on Elm Street
With all of Freddy Kreuger's kills, his first Nightmare
remains the bloodiest for sheer quantity. Poor Tina gets dragged up the walls and onto the ceiling by Freddy's invisible claws as her skin slices open, drenching her in red. Then Nancy's boyfriend (Johnny Depp
!) gets sucked into his bed, and a fountain of blood spews out.
KEEP READING: 4. House of 1,000 Corpses
4. House of 1,000 Corpses
Seems director Rob Zombie
has some serious issues to work out -- which he does, in spades, with Corpses
. Cannibalism, torture, satanic rituals, that’s all in a day’s fun with the psychotic family Zombie dreams up to kill unsuspecting teens lost in the woods. Oh yeah, there’s enough blood to fill a cathedral.
KEEP READING: 3. 30 Days of Night
3. 30 Days of Night
Blood splatter on snow makes for a pretty horrifying picture, no? This vampire romp takes the whole blood-sucking motif to a new level. The evil ones attack an frozen Alaskan town plunged into 30 days of darkness with a bloody ferocity usually not seen in this horror genre. The really gory part? The vampires never clean up after they drink, walking around with blood all over their clothes and faces. Use a towelette once in a while.
KEEP READING: 2. Starship Troopers
2. Starship TroopersStarship Troopers
isn’t just about big, scary alien bugs skewering people. It is a metaphor for social issues such as warmongering propaganda. Yeah, yeah, what we like about the movie is the young innocent cadets getting cut in half by bugs. As violence for the sake of violence goes, Troopers
may not be a “horror” film per se, but it’s a true gore fest.
KEEP READING: 1. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
1. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Some say the original Leatherface opus isn't exactly bloody since it is so dark and foreboding that you can't see much. Come on, who are you kidding? What else happens when a guy takes a chainsaw between the legs? You can still see liquid splattered everywhere.