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: Baise Moi (2000)

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Not for the faint-hearted. Baise-Moi, literally translated as ‘Fuck Me’, defies categories – it features p*rnographic sex scenes & violent shootings, but it won’t fit anyone’s definition of an erotic thriller. After separately committing murders, two French women (Karen Lancaume & RaffaĂ«la Anderson) join together in a spree of crime & sex.

Because both have endured abuse at the hands of men, the movie seems to start as a self-righteous … Continue reading

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Film Review: Le6ion of the Dead (2001)

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Two guys, William and his side kick Luke have just started their trip through the beautiful California desert when they’re kidnapped by the notorious Psycho Mike, The Kern River Killer. Securing their escape through hilarious means and the aid of an old friend they soon stumble into a small desert town where unbeknownst to them a mysterious tall Blond Man and his sadistic henchmen are killing people to create a Legion of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006)

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The gruesome tapestry of psychological manifestations of a nineteen year old bulimic runaway stripper-turned prostitute as she descends into a hellish pit of Satanic nightmares and hallucinations.

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Emetophilia. Those who know the definition of that word will probably be able to decide if Slaughtered Vomit Dolls is for them without reading any further. For all of the (fortunately) uninitiated, emetophilia is more widely known as vomit fetish. And if … Continue reading

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Film Review: Assault: Jack the Ripper (1976) – CAT III

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The title Assault: Jack the Ripper is slightly misleading. This is not a film about Jack the Ripper or a variation thereof, but rather a demented Japanese version of Bonnie and Clyde with knives instead of guns and a great deal more sex and less love. Here, a withdrawn chef in a restaurant hooks up with a bossy and slightly obnoxious waitress. After accidently killing a rather unfortunate hitchhiker one rainy night, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demon Terror (Dämonenbrut) (2000)

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Fleeing away from the police, after a bank robbery which went wrong, a group of offenders decides to take refuge on a deserted island. The apparent tranquility of this place actually hides a horde of demonic creatures desperate to satisfy their cannibalism and carry out their mission: to impregnate women with the seed of the devil and enslave men. One after the other the criminals will be hunted down, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night of the Dead: Leben Tod (2006)

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Pregnant and frightened, Anais is not allowed to leave the specialized hospital where her husband, Peter has a medical internship with his uncle, Dr. Gabriel Schreklich, a man with a serum that can resurrect the dead. But things go terribly wrong and the Ghouls take over the hospital. Now, the only way for Anais to save her unborn baby is to get one of the Ghouls to help her to escape.

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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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