There are many films that would qualify as being among the goriest movies of all time. After all, come every Halloween or summer vacation, every teen in the land is eager to be scared and grossed out at the same time. The goriest movies of all time are admittedly not among the finest films ever made, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming quite popular. These are the films we think qualify as the best of the goriest movies of all time.
Released in 1992, Dead Alive was billed as “the goriest fright film of all time”. We’ll leave it up to viewers to decide if that is in fact true, but just listening to the synopsis may convince you that it’s a pretty good contender: Lionel is a young momma’s boy who is charged with looking after his difficult and overbearing mother. When he ends up meeting and falling in love with a local girl, his mother tries to break up the relationship but ends up getting bit by a strange creature that turns her into a zombie. It’s only a matter of time before his zombified mother is out attacking other townspeople, leaving Lionel to have to figure out how to stop her and the other zombies.
Hostel was released in 2005 and details the horrifying trials endured by three young American men backpacking across Europe. When they learn of a hostel in Slovakia that is supposed to be crawling with beautiful young women, they think they’ve found the perfect place to work out their sex and drug fueled fantasies. Of course, when they get to the hostel, nothing turns out to be quite what they expected and they end up fighting for their lives.
Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn is of course a sequel to the film The Evil Dead. The main character is a young man named Ash. Ash decides to take his girlfriend Linda to a secret cabin in the woods where he shares with her a recording of the Book of the Dead made by a professor. The recording ends up casting a spell on the forest and turns Linda into a “Deadite”. Ash escapes for the time being, but must contend with the professor’s daughter and her cohorts when they show up at the cabin a short while later.
The 1980 remake of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead scared many of the viewers whose parents saw the original. The remake is much gorier than the original, making it less of a cult piece and substantially more commercial. The story is about the waking dead arising out of their graves in a cemetery one night from an unknown cause. They begin to attack and prey upon the living, but one woman escapes and tries to make it through the night. Whether or not she and the others can survive forms the gory climax of this horror movie.
Probably the most well-known film on this list, Nightmare Before Elm Street is of course the beginning of the Freddy Krueger film franchise. He is the slasher-gloved killer who murdered several children whose parents sought justice by burning him alive in a boiler room. Years later, the ghost of Freddy Krueger returns to haunt the children of the parents who had him killed, terrorizing them in their dreams and plotting to kill them one by one. One girl, Nancy, decides that she must stay awake to find a way to destroy Freddy Krueger once and for all.