Today I’m back with another horror post, to share 5 scary movies I’ll probably never watch. I’ll explain why below. If you want to try and convince me, feel free. I may change my mind. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
A common theme in this post is extreme torture. I don’t mind splatter like Saw and Final Destination, but intense gratuitous violence has never been my thing. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen a single Eli Roth movie for that reason. This American film director is known for pushing boundaries with his controversial, bloody horror films. Hostel follows three friends, who are lured to a boarding house, where they believe their sexual fantasies will come true. However, on arrival, they fall into the clutches of an international syndicate that provides first-hand killing experiences for rich, sadistic tourists. I don’t know if I have the stomach for this one. Let me know if I should brave it anyway.
2.) Wolf Creek
Similar to Hostel, I am unlikely to watch Wolf Creek for the real life events. The fact that it’s based on a true story makes it harder to view. It’s an Australia horror, set in the town of Broome, WA. The story follows a trio of backpackers, making their way to Cairns, QLD via the Great Northern Highway. When they make a stop at Wolf Creek National Park, they discover their car won’t start. After dark, a man named Mick Taylor, offers to tow them to his camp and repair their vehicle. Needless to say, it’s all a trap and they are in for a night they will never forget. I’ve heard the scenes in this movie are nauseating. Also, I know I am from Melbourne, but I’m not a huge fan of films set in my own country. I highly doubt I’ll ever watch it, but if you insist hard enough, I might check it out.
3.) The Human Centipede
I don’t think I need to explain why I’m not likely to ever watch this movie. The premise sounds disgusting and not at all appealing. It follows two American girls on a road trip through Europe. In Germany, they end up alone at night, when their car breaks down and are forced to take shelter in an isolated villa. In the morning, they wake to find themselves in a makeshift hospital, along with a Japanese man. Here, they meet a psychotic German surgeon, whose life-long fantasy is to connect humans together via their gastric systems. There is explosive diarrohea in this film, that the person behind must eat, as they are literally sewn mouth to anus. Why would anyone want to witness that? No shame if you enjoyed it, but if there is one item on this list that I’m standing firm on, it’s this one.
This is another movie I just don’t feel the need to see. It sounds ridiculously disturbing. While a married couple is having sex, their infant son in a nearby room falls out a window to his death. She becomes distraught and hospitalized, but her husband, who is a psychiatrist, attempts to treat her. Deciding that she needs to face her fears, he takes her to a cabin in the woods, where she spent a previous summer with her boy. Once they are there, she becomes more unhinged and starts perpetrating sexual violence on her husband and herself. I don’t want to watch a woman cut off her own clitoris, nor do I want to be privy to rape. I cannot foresee a single reason why this would ever be on my television.
5.) Funny Games
Before you jump up and down, here me out. I know this movie is very popular and beloved. I have actually heard fantastic reviews. The reason I don’t want to watch it is simple. After giving birth to my daughter, the home invasion genre became terrifying to me. I had a lot of postpartum anxiety of somebody breaking in and kidnapping her. I still do sometimes. It’s just too real for me as a mother now. Funny Games is the story of an idyllic lakeside vacation home, which is terrorized by a pair of deeply disturbed young men. They take the family hostage and subject them to nightmarish abuse and humiliation. I cannot even think about it without feeling sick. I might watch it one day when she’s a lot older, but at this age, I am much too fearful.
Thank you so much for reading! Do you agree with my list? What are some horror movies you don’t plan on ever watching?
Peace & Love xoxo