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: Die Insel der Damonen (1998)

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Sport diver Mario and his two women friends sail out to a small island off the coast of Italy. There he discovers an old wooden chest at the bottom of the ocean. In it he finds a knife whose cut releases the seed of a demon

REVIEW:

This is classic gorehound fodder. We open with images of a castle overlooking a great body of water rotating on the screen as a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Red Nights of the Gestapo (1977)

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An illustrious group of German industrialists plot to overthrow Hitler by negotiating a peace treaty with England. Disgraced, but dedicated Nazi officer Colonel Werner von Uhland is assigned by his superiors to ferret out these deceitful dissidents and stop them before it’s too late. von Uhland recruits a bunch of beautiful women to seduce these traitors and undermine their conspiracy.

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Film Review: Cannibal Mercenary (1983)

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Wilson, a Thai veteran of the Vietnam War and all around master of combat, leads a group of men on a daring mission into the jungles of Vietnam to topple a dangerous drug lord and his cannibal army.

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This is one of those movies that films like Death Proof or Planet Terror or even Hobo With a Shotgun strive to replicate. It was released as Cannibal Mercenary, but in English called The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mysterious Skin (2004)

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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

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“Mysterious Skin” wears its skin on the controversial side. Aliens, homosexuality, pedophiles…what more you ask?

Beginning in their child hood years, we follow the paths of 2 boys who were both part of a little league baseball team. Their experiences were shared and unsettling, but perceived differently. The team was led by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 6: Devil Doctor Woman (1986) – CAT III

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A nameless underground doctor who is given the moniker of ‘Devil Doctor Woman’ by her patients introduces nine of her most unusual cases in the form of a video diary. These ‘case studies’ include a family whose heads explode when they are subjected to insults, a man with a tumour with a human face, an internal organ-cum-stalker, a zombified man and a man who sweats blood. Unfortunately her cures are often more deadly … Continue reading

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Extreme Cinema: List of Disturbing Films Compendium S-Z

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The last of our list rounding off a smattering of sick and repulsively get under your skin films for underground horror enthusiasts. Titles will get added as discovered.

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Extreme Cinema: List of Disturbing Films Compendium E-K

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Continuing on with our list of the most unsettling, disturbing films on the planet, we bring you titles E-K. Make sure to also check the other parts of this list. The list is divided into 4 sections and is updated often.

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Extreme Cinema: List of Disturbing Films Compendium L-R

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More Extreme Cinema titles to damage your brain and never look at cinema the same way again. Continuing with our list of most disturbing films ever made. List will be updated as new sick discoveries are made. If a film for some reason fails to meet the criteria it will be removed and placed among standard horror.

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 5: Android of Notre Dame (1989) – CAT III

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By the time of Android of Notre Dame, the fifth installment in the Guinea Pig Series, any mondo factualization of the fictional has disappeared. Instead, we have a typical cyberpunk narrative as if focalized through the fevered imagination of Manfred Clynes who posited in the 1960s that the body would become redundant at the interface of new cybernetic technologies. One day, Karazawa, a scientist who is desperately searching for a cure for a … Continue reading

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Extreme Cinema: List of Disturbing Films Compendium A-D

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Looking for a comprehensive list of extremely disturbing films? You came to the right place! We are constantly updating this list with film titles that represent the best of the worst. By that we mean films that are highly controversial, banned, hard to watch and unsettling.

A better way to put it is “Beyond Extreme”. The list is one of the most complete in the world only lacking those we haven’t gotten to yet to … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Stand Alone (1998)

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A horse meat butcher’s life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

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Film Review: The German Chainsaw Massacre (1990)

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Das Deutsche Kettensagen Massaker — We meet a butcher family. They recognize cheap meat in the East Germans passing over the old border into the West and begin turning them into sausage

REVIEW:

There are two ways to look at German director Christoph Schlingensief’s movie Das Deutsche Kettensagen Massaker (The German Chainsaw Massacre, or as it’s called with its American release, Blackest Heart). At one point, it is sharp social commentary on the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ostermontag (1991)

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Heiko has fallen in love with his stepsister Fabiane who rejects him and lets her twin sister Nicole replace her. One day he plans to kill Nicole in order to end the recuring mix-ups. Unfortunately he catches Fabiane instead of Nicole and is sent to a mental hospital for the rest of his life. Years later he manages to escape his prison and seeks bloody revenge on Nicole who he blames for the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trouble Every Day (2001)

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Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane”s mysterious and frequent visits to a medical clinic where cutting edge studies of the human libido are undertaken. When Shane seeks out a self-exiled expert in the field, he happens upon the doctor”s wife, another victim of the same malady. She has become so … Continue reading

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Film Review: Arrombada – I Will Piss in Your Grave (2007)

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A convicted drug dealer (Vinnie Bressan) is required by a court of law senator twice elected by popular vote (Coffin Souza) to kidnap a girl (Ljana Carrion) to satisfy their lower instincts in the great company of his private physician masturbator (Gurcius Gewdner) and his father preferred sexy

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Film Review: Zombie 90 Extreme Pestilence (1991)

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Two doctors are trying to stop a rampant epidemic of zombieism. They fend off zombies spilling many a gallon of blood in the process.

REVIEW:

The very first movie I reviewed for HorrorNews was Andreas Schnaas’ 1996 release, Goblet of Gore. I may have made some remarks hinting toward the movie not being very good, possibly mentioning poor acting, and lack of a … Continue reading

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