Ten Most Disturbing Horror Movies: You Will Squirm!

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There are some movies out there that aren’t necessarily scary, but so disturbing that you can’t stop yourself from squirming around in your seat. Whether they’re excessively bloody and gory, or just plain gross, these films will have you gagging and having to peek through your fingers just to make it through the end. They might not keep you up at night, but these movies will make you very grateful that you’re not in them.

10. Cabin Fever

Personally, one of my favorites. Scary? Not necessarily, but the thought of being overcome by a flesh eating virus is far from comforting. And let’s not forget about that cringe-worthy shaving scene.

Ten Most Disturbing Horror Movies: You Will Squirm!

9. House of 1000 Corpses

Another film that I wouldn’t say is necessarily scary, but has its fair share of gore. Sure, the concept of being trapped in a house full of psychopathic serial killers has been done before, but House of 1000 Corpses is definitely worth watching. You might even find yourself oddly attached to the eccentric Firefly family towards the end.

Ten Most Disturbing Horror Movies: You Will Squirm!

8. Saw Series

Everyone loves to hate on the Saw series, with pretty good reason. However, they still have some creative and uncomfortable scenes—perhaps to compensate for the confusing and disorganized plot.

Ten Most Disturbing Horror Movies: You Will Squirm!

7. Human Centipede

I wasn’t really a fan of this one, but the concept alone is pretty disgusting. As if eating fecal matter wasn’t gross enough

Ten Most Disturbing Horror Movies: You Will Squirm!

6. Brain Dead/Dead Alive

Dead Alive is one of the few movies that actually made me gag. A wonderful example of horror and comedy, Dead Alive definitely delivers in terms of gore and grossness in general. It’s pretty cheesy, but in the best way possible.

Ten Most Disturbing Horror Movies: You Will Squirm!

5. Audition

Audition was definitely one of those films that you watch, and the whole time you’re wondering, WTF is happening. The concept is weird on its own—a man holds fake casting auditions to find a wife for himself—and the content is fairly disturbing as well. The plot is a little confusing, but Audition will have you squirming in your seat until the end.

Ten Most Disturbing Horror Movies: You Will Squirm!

4. Haute Tension

Haute Tension, known as High Tension in North America, is definitely what I would call a mind fuck. It contains some fairly graphic and gory killing scenes, as well as delivers a healthy dose of suspense. A little underrated, but so worth watching.

Ten Most Disturbing Horror Movies: You Will Squirm!

3. Martyrs

If you haven’t seen this one yet, you’re seriously missing out. It is scary on so many different levels. Not only concept wise, but visually as well. Plus, there’s a graphic shotgun scene in the first act. Who doesn’t love a good shotgun scene?

Ten Most Disturbing Horror Movies: You Will Squirm!

2. A Serbian Film

A Serbian Film follows a washed up porn star after he agrees to star in an “art film.” The movie is basically a compilation of everything that is horrible. It is extremely difficult to watch for portraying extreme sexual taboos and other gag-worthy actions. Two words: newborn porn. I wouldn’t be able to sit through it again, for it was extremely sick and twisted, but overall well done and worth watching if you’re looking to be shocked and disgusted.

Ten Most Disturbing Horror Movies: You Will Squirm!

1. Cannibal Holocaust

If you’re unfamiliar with this film, you are definitely missing out. The director actually fell into some legal issues after the making of this film because of its disturbing content. It follows the found footage of a group of missing filmmakers after journeying into the Amazon to capture footage of the cannibalistic tribes. As well as providing a thoughtful social commentary of the modern world, Cannibal Holocaust is one of the most disturbing movies I have ever seen.

Ten Most Disturbing Horror Movies: You Will Squirm!

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      1. Herner Klenthur March 23, 2013 at 2:38 pm

        Solid list Bride.

        • Mr.King March 23, 2014 at 4:52 am

          Human Centipede 1&2, gross as hell. Hills have eyes 1&2, Hostel is up there, but the worst is A,B,C’s of Death….I couldn’t even finish it!

        • Mr.King March 23, 2014 at 4:56 am

          I forgot Slither…..that one was loads of fun, blood, guts, and worms. I love the scene from the pregnant women in the barn.

      2. CrazyCalico March 23, 2013 at 6:18 pm

        Yes! Very solid list. Definitely need to watch some of these movies! Thanks BrideOfChucky!

      3. Dennis Francis March 23, 2013 at 10:35 pm

        I couldnt have made a better list.

        Serbian Film is my top for this one though. It was disturbing, disgusting, and very hard to watch. It my opinion it is my film of choice that delivers the most shock. Ill never watch it again to be honest because it did cross a boundary for me. And left me with a nasty feeling at the end.

        • BrideOfChucky
          BrideOfChucky March 24, 2013 at 9:36 pm

          It was very difficult for me to chose between Serbian Film and Cannibal Holocaust! If I could put them both first I would have lol! But I definitely agree that A Serbian Film was extremely disturbing!

      4. K Neko March 24, 2013 at 4:29 pm

        I would add “Inside” to this list as well. Myself and my women horror fan friends squirmed at that one. Something about cutting your baby out did it I think.

        • BrideOfChucky
          BrideOfChucky March 24, 2013 at 9:38 pm

          I really liked Inside as well!

      5. Tiago almeida March 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm

        Very nice. Whats really disturbing is that we love this movies so much. Hehehe i would include dead girl, incision, tcm 2, halloween 2 by rz and the devils rejects. When we talk about disturbing cant help to bring rob zombie movies to thw conversation.

        • BrideOfChucky
          BrideOfChucky March 24, 2013 at 9:39 pm

          I love Rob Zombie. It was a close call between putting House of 1000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects on the list!

      6. Dennis Francis March 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm

        I forgot to add to The Last House of The Left. Both versions.

      7. Tiago Almeida March 25, 2013 at 5:18 am

        Yeah, I do agree that House 0f 1000 corpses is more disturbing, with the murder ride, and that fucked up dinner party, but The Devils Rejects is a better movie all along, in my opinion…

        • BrideOfChucky
          BrideOfChucky March 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm

          Yes I completely agree!

      8. Flay Otters March 25, 2013 at 5:39 pm

        Good list – unpleasant bunch to be sure. I’d also include Life & Death of a porno gang, Salo: 120 Days of Sodom and Girl Next Door in there too.

        • BrideOfChucky
          BrideOfChucky March 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

          Yes those were highly disturbing as well!

      9. Mitch March 31, 2013 at 1:03 am

        Solid, 4 of these are my favorites… Keep em coming,….

      10. Eleanor Sparrow (@Ellylicious87) March 31, 2013 at 11:24 am

        As a huge fan of horror movies, i love stumbling across sites like this one (which i now have added to my favourites bar). I love finding new movies that i haven’t heard of or seen before and you’ve certainly given me a few new ones to watch with this awesome list!! Thank you sooooo much! Looking forward to watching them and will let you know my thoughts. :) Cheers BrideOfChucky.

        • BrideOfChucky
          BrideOfChucky April 13, 2013 at 1:57 am

          Awesome! Hope you enjoy them!

      11. Marc Whitfield March 31, 2013 at 12:54 pm

        Thanks for the list, I am definitely interested in checking out these flicks.

      12. nouu March 31, 2013 at 11:27 pm

        Girl Next Door was very disturbing to me, it actually made me angry, great list.

        • Herner Klenthur
          Herner Klenthur April 1, 2013 at 12:22 am

          I had the same reaction. A good movie gets under your skin and Jack Ketchum’s Girl Next Door did just that.

      13. Arvid April 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm

        Where is Salò, The vomit gore trilogy or Melancholie der engel?

      14. Darcylee May 9, 2013 at 9:54 am

        Meagan is missing is a very disturbing movie, it sat with me for weeks

      15. Charles William Nicholas Sorrie June 22, 2013 at 4:00 am

        what about I spit on your grave? (the original one?)

      16. Charles William Nicholas Sorrie June 22, 2013 at 4:01 am

        or Nekromantic?

      17. Rebecca August 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm

        I just watched “A Serbian Film” last night.. I don’t know how it made “the most disturbing list” I found it boring with only a handful of nasty, vile, creepy scenes. I don’t know how “Megan is Missing” didn’t make this list?

      18. Bhagyaraj September 13, 2013 at 3:42 am

        Super list

      19. j elizabet October 5, 2013 at 10:11 am

        Bride of chukky is a very interesting movie.the dolls r very crazy.love horror movies

      20. Furqan Sheikh October 11, 2013 at 11:38 pm

        A Serbian Film Kicks Me out,,,, Extremely Mass” confused em going to Enjoy or scar :p

      21. Dillon October 13, 2013 at 7:24 am

        I have seen the girl next door once in my life and never again I just couldn’t go through it again

      22. jaken October 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm

        If you think saw has a disorganized plot, you obviously haven’t watched all of them together, don’t diss on saw, it makes sense, and is a spectacular series. It’s my horror movies of choice

      23. chris November 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm

        I never found serbian film to be that disturbing. People are obsessed with babies.

      24. KillerKarebear November 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm

        Why isn’t Tokyo Gore Police on this list?
        Needs more foreign films besides this one though… Great list over all!

      25. sushil January 5, 2014 at 7:55 pm

        a serbian film definately the most disturbing movie i ve ever seen ,,definately goona loose some sleep over it ,,,,,need to wipe it whole out of my mind

      26. Lunadarknight March 9, 2014 at 7:41 am

        these are all good movies I been looking for a real good gory movie I can watch thank you for the ideas in films

      27. blah July 27, 2014 at 3:34 pm

        bLOOD feast 2 , evil ed, dead snow 2, planet terror. city of the living dead, terror firmer, story of ricky

      28. zombiegirl73 November 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm

        for me the divide was pretty up there and stayed in my head for days after,gritty an graphic in parts and shows you what animals humans can be reduced to after the end of the world