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These films have been isolated to their own section for their extreme cinematic content. The subject matter can vary from one presentation to the next. While HorrorNews.net does review alot of horror films, we feel there are “particular” films that are exceptional in the sense of being “too” hardcore for traditional consumers (shock value driven). These may contain extreme cases of gore, violence, rape, incest and/or torture…(to name a few). Many of these releases have emerged from the underground sector of film making (and in many cases stayed there as well).

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In that same sense, we recognize a subculture genre interest that has developed for this particular sector of horror. Most extreme cinema titles are works of fiction and special fx. These are not recommended for young viewers, but may peak the curiosity of adult viewers who are looking for visual horror that takes things to harder levels. Many of the earlier “extreme cinema” titles emerged out of Asia, though that has changed in recent years past.

Extreme Cinema

Video Nasties: The Darkest Films of Yesterday

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‘Video Nasty‘ was a term coined in Britain around 1982 which applied to certain films distributed on video cassette that were criticised by the media and various religious organisations for their violent content. While cinema violence had been regulated by the British Board of Film Censorship for many years, the lack of regulations for video sales (combined with the claim ...

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Film Review: Mutation Annihilation (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: The two sequels to Timo Rose’s Mutation, condensed into one feature length horror/sci-fi epic with added digital effects. REVIEW: Stop me if you’ve heard this one: So, Timo Rose is a German movie maker – a writer, director, actor, producer, special effects guy, cinematographer…if it needs to be done to get a movie made, Timo Rose does it. One ...

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Extreme Cinema: Film’s Darkest Moments for Strong Stomachs and Minds

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Extreme Cinema is not entirely a new classification (hence the fairly in-adequate wiki listing) but one that was attached to a genre of horror that challenges the limits of what we have been exposed to over the years. With television, cable, and pay TV taking things “much further” in recent years, that gray line has become awful thin. Certainly fans ...

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Film Review: Men Behind the Sun 4 (Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre) (1995) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: In 1937, Japanese troops raid the Chinese city of Nanking to execute a planned massacre by subjecting over 300,000 helpless civilians to various tortures and atrocities before slaughtering them all. REVIEW: In 1980, while working for Shaw Brothers Studio, Chinese film director Tun Fei Mou decided he was done with kung-fu movies and considered doing a children’s movie. Around ...

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Film Review: Stockholm Syndrome (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Somewhere, in a sleepy rural area. an underground organization is operating. Tales of unspeakable atrocities occur within this business. People are kidnapped, beaten, and, tortured beyond comprehension. Then they are reprogrammed to succumb to the will of their vile captors for their sick games and sold for the highest price. Along with his accomplice, a member of this evil ...

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Film Review: Provokation (short film) (2002)

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REVIEW: “Provokation” is a 15 minute German short film created by extreme filmmaker Marian Dora. While being one of his earlier shorts, “Provokation” is indeed closer to being a case of “taking things too far” than any type of artistic offering. My viewing of this hard to watch short ended mostly on the question of “why” rather than being impressed ...

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Film Review: August Underground (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Two serial killers go on a murdering rampage as one films the outcome from behind a video camera. One of the most realistically portrayed simulated snuff films. REVIEW: Written by: Fred Vogel and Alan Peters Directed by: Fred Vogel Staring: Fred Vogel, Stephen Vogel, Casey Eganey, Victoria Jones, Aaron Labonte and Ben Labonte Hell-o, gore hounds and hunters of ...

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Film Review: The Untold Story 2 (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: Cheung runs a no-frills restaurant in Hong Kong. His oversexed wife, prone to sudden lustful outbursts and masturbatory frenzies, loathes him for his impotence. They work side by side in the restaurant, although she often takes time out to go shopping and meet her lover. When her cousin, Fung, arrives from mainland China, Cheung finally has the inspiration he ...

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