As horror fans, we often love to brag about the more extreme films we’ve sat through. Like pseudo badges of honor, we’ll compare and contrast our list in a game of one-upmanship. However, like everything in life, we’re not all affected by the same things. What freaks or grosses me out, will inevitably be casual viewing for the next person. So whether your looking to test your own mettle, or that of your friends, check out these 6 films that have a reputation for making folks uneasy. 

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


In this “lost slasher film from 1978,” a masked killer wages an unrelenting spree of murder, cannibalism, and necrophilia. But when his tortured past comes back to haunt him, he plunges to even greater depths of madness and depravity, consuming the lives of a young woman and those she holds dear.


Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.


The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

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Novella McClure is like most struggling actresses in Los Angeles: she’s in her early 30s, her fake name sounded cooler ten years ago, and she hasn’t landed a role in three years. To top it all off, she’s developed a disturbing habit of eating her own flesh. Novella desperately tries to hide her strange condition from her motherly landlord, Eesha, and somewhat psychopathic best friend, Candice, but her body and mind continue to deteriorate in the depressing world of failed auditions and sketchy night clubs. Can a romantic relationship with her psychiatrist prevent her from self destruction? Or will her fatal habit continue to eat away at her?


A young girl contracts what she thinks is a sexually-transmitted disease – but is actually something much worse.


Honorable mention goes to UN CHIEN ANDALOU which is the featured GIF. One of the original shock films.