Extreme Cinema Film Reviews

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.

Film Review: Gut Pile (1997)

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While out hunting, Dan accidentally shoots another hunter. Rather than reporting the accident to the authorities, he chooses to bury the body and forget it ever happened. One year later, Dan returns to the same woods for a hunting trip with some friends. Their weekend starts out innocently enough, but while the guys are having fun, something is coming back to life in the woods–and it wants revenge!

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Film Review: Hate Crime (2013)

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A Jewish family, that just arrived in a new neighborhood, are recording their youngest son’s birthday celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal-meth-crazed Neo-Nazi lunatics.

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We open with a home video showing a young boy’s birthday party. The whole family is there, ready to celebrate, when the dad, who is filming the event on his video camera, hears something in the other room. He … Continue reading

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Film Review: Auschwitz (2011)

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Controversial director Uwe Boll depicts the harsh reality of the process inside one of the most infamous Nazi death camps by using brutally realistic imagery. Book-ended by documentary footage as well as interviews with German teenagers about what they know about the Holocaust, Boll effectively shows us just how depraved and sadistic life in the camp could be.

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Uwe Boll is known as that guy who directs video game movies. You’ve … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Green Elephant (1999)

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The Green Elephant is a 1999 Russian art-house and slasher gore film directed by Svetlana Baskova.

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If you are looking for a movie that will leave you disturbed and confused, and may just haunt your dreams for a few days, let me tell you about The Green Elephant. Here we have a shot on video, bizarro classic that ran the art-film circuits back … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spaceship Terror (2011)

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Marooned on a deserted planet, and picked up by an old, derelict spaceship, six unwitting travelers find themselves enslaved by a madman. Picking them off one by one, they quickly learn there are some things worse than death.

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There’s a lesson to be learned from Harry Tchinski’s 2011 film, Spaceship Terror. If, at any point in time, your small spacecraft has to make an emergency landing, and your pilot is … Continue reading

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Film Review: In The Realm of the Senses (1976)

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In The Realm of the Senses is based upon a real-life incident which took place in Japan on 17th May 1936. This incident was the particularly gruesome murder of Kichizo Ishida by his lover, Abe Sada: after having choked Ishida to death, Sada cut off his penis and carried it around with her until she was caught two days later.  Oshima’s film centres on the love affair between Ishida … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ultimo Mondo Cannibale (1977)

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An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home.

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You already know Cannibal Holocaust, director Ruggero Deodato’s most (in)famous film to date, but did you know that he actually had a “cannibal trilogy,” Cannibal Holocaust (1980) being the middle film? It’s true, I wouldn’t lie to you. Part … Continue reading

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Film Review: Love Me Deadly (1973)

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A coven of devil-worshipping necrophiliacs moves to Los Angeles and sets up their base of operations out of a funeral home.

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If you’re looking for an out-there introduction to a movie, there aren’t many better options than the first ten minutes of director Jacques Lacerte’s 1973 (and apparently only) movie, Love Me Deadly. It opens with a funeral, friends and relatives shedding tears over the loss of their loved one. Each … Continue reading

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Film Review: Klischee (2009)

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Klischee is a Crime, Horror, Mystery and Thriller movie directed by Marcel Walz with Sabrina Brencher, Marcel Walz, Birte Hanusrichte

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Film Review: Der Todesengel (Angel of Death) (1998)

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Story about a raped model who takes bloody revenge. German Extreme horror film –  mixture of amateur-gore, bad but entertaining acting, some semi-hardcore scenes, much blood and extremely bad taste.

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Der Todesengel translates into English as “Angel of Death,” but I guess that wasn’t an accurate enough title for Andreas Bethmann (director of Rossa Venezia, Exitus Interruptus, and many others). So he added some words, giving the final product the title … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sick-O-Pathics (1996)

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40 Minute short anthology featuring cameos from Lucio Fulci to Joe D’ Amato, in this wacky horror comedy who also is a love letter to the Italian Horror sub-genre

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One of my favorite things about horror is, for the most part, there is a general sense of humor (albeit sometimes a gross one) throughout the genre, and all of us can share a good laugh about what we are into. I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Abnormis (2010)

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German Splatter Gore film directed by Maik Ude

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Film Review: Hotel Inferno (2013)

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The contract killer Frank Zimosa has just been hired for a ridiculously lucrative mission by the rich and powerful Jorge Mistrandia. The objective: to kill a couple of people hiding in one of his European hotels. What would look like one of the simplest jobs Frank has ever had is just about to turn into a living nightmare. He will soon realize he’s nothing more than prey for Mistrandia and his army … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mutation 2 – Generation Dead (2001)

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The toxic chemical rediscovered in the original film causes more death and destruction across Germany, leading to a new mutation unlike anything the world has ever seen…

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Film Review: Der Todesking (The Death King) (1990)

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Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

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From the years 1988 to 1994, you’d have been hard pressed to find a more disturbing, yet artistic, filmmaker than Jorg Buttgereit. In just six years, the man released some of the most depressing, moody, and controversial films you’ll ever see, then stopped for fifteen years before starting up again in 2009. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lucker the Necrophagous (1986)

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A serial killer awakens from a coma and escapes from a mental hospital to kill a survivor of his slayings years ago, all the while stalking, terrifying, and killing women on the way.

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There are some movies that fall into the category of “cult classics” that you want on your shelf because they are simply amazing films, and there are others that you want just so that … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Beast (La bĂŞte) (1975)

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The head of a failing French family thinks that fate has smiled down on him when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to be married to his son. The daughter and her aunt then travel out to the French countryside to meet with the family, unaware that a mysterious ‘beast’ is stalking the vicinity.

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The Beast (La Bete) has one of those opening scenes that you will never … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil (Diabel) (1972)

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During the Prussian army’s invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub’s fellow conspirators. Following his mysterious saviour across the country, Jakub sees the overall chaos and moral corruption including his father’s death and his girlfriend’s betrayal. Being apparently demented by what he has seen, he commits a number of seemingly motiveless … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega) (1979)

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A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out and disposes of a series of young maidens, trying to find the right replacement for her, and the disapproving housekeeper helps him with the disposals.

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Film Review: Porcile (1969)

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Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie down with his farm’s pigs, because he doesn’t like human relationships.

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Fim Review: Visitor Q (2001)

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A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

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“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, the life of the archetypal nuclear family is interrupted by the sudden appearance … Continue reading

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