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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

Film Review: Her Name Was Torment (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A lurid and exploitative adventure into erotica, violence, pain, and the unknown. Necrophilia, torture, gore, and psychological horror REVIEW: You can’t wave a limited collector’s edition VHS tape in the independent horror world and not hit what some folks would call a torture porn movie. And it makes sense – if your film revolves primarily around brutal torture sequences, ...

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Fim Review: Visitor Q (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures. REVIEW: “The sea’s so endless. You can’t see anything.” Prolific filmmaker, Takashi Miike, often delights in putting off the audience with controversial subject matter and this film is no different.  Modeled loosely after Pasolini’s Theorum, ...

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Film Review: Art/Crime (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary about violence, horror, censorship and legislation on the web. In 2009, Remy Couture, a special effects makeup artists from Quebec was arrested by the police right in front of his home and would be later charged with obscenity and corruption of morality. Montreal’s police was responding to a complaint regarding pictures coming from his website Inner depravity.com ...

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Film Review: All Night Long 3: The Final Chapter (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: Kikuo, a socially inept teenager, has a fascination for carnivorous plants and the minutiae of human waste. He works in a love hotel, cleaning up the filth left behind after every quickie. His isolation is reinforced by the perverse behavior of his workmates, and he soon begins to fixate on an attractive stranger. As he habitually collects her trash, ...

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Film Review: Dislandia (short film) (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A disturbing observance of Lindsey, a child existing in an indistinguishable time and place, haunted by surrealist visions. REVIEW: Dislandia is a short film (just about 30 minutes long) written and directed by artist Brian M. Viveros. It can be found in the Cult Epics “Cinema of Death” collection alongside short films by Nico B., Bogdan Borkowski, and Olivier ...

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Film Review: Grotesque Fantasies (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: A disfigured feature documentary on true independent cinema. Seldom seen, this film was designed to showcase various guerilla filmmakers. Originally created to be released with the original cut of Mordum, it goes into great depth on set and behind the scenes to reveal the truth. Early Bloody Fun Productions films Sorry and The Kranny are featured. Several artists are also ...

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Film Review: Hardgore (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: A young nymphomaniac who suffers from hallucinations is put into a rehab centre, but little does she know that the proprietor is the leader of a Satanic cult who indulge in murderous afterhour orgies(!) Well, it’s certainly unique! REVIEW: Directed by Michael Hugo (aka Horrorwhore, aka Sadoasylum) Following up on the “mental illness on film” trend forwarded by Sybil ...

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Film Review: Meat For Satan’s Icebox (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: The obscure town of Satan Place harbors a dark and savage secret.  What becomes of runaways and mislead teenagers who have no direction in life?  When they have nowhere else to go, they find their way to Satan’s Slaughter House!   Pretty Cindy Cavateli’s life is in shambles after she witnesses her mother’s death at the hands of savage slaughterhouse ...

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Film Review: Cruel History of Women’s Torture (1976) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: An anthology film consisting of five different episodes of violation, torture and genital mutilation throughout Japanese history. REVIEW: Cruel History of Women’s Torture, under any of its similar monikers and literal translations of the original Japanese title, treads a similar path to Teruo Ishii’s notorious The Joy of Torture (1968). Both films adopt the portmanteau structure of Japanese horror ...

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