Ginger Nuts of Horror
Netflix has been changing the way we watch TV and movies for a long time, and with its range and variety of content growing all the time, Film Gutter is proud to bring you its list of the Top 5 Extreme Horror Movies on Netflix UK...
5: Would Your Rather
While it's fair to say that Would You Rather doesn't necessarily tread a lot of new ground, it's a very entertaining take on what can be a tired subgenre. A group of strangers arrive at a mysterious dinner, having been invited with the promise of funding being given to them – which each of them desperately needs for various reasons. The dinner is hosted by Jeffrey Combs, who is in fabulous form in this movie, and the classic party game of 'Would You Rather' goes in a distinctly dark and different direction. It's not liable to win any awards, but for those with a macabre sense of humour this one is tremendous fun.
4: Green Room
You could argue this is more of a thriller than a horror movie, but it's certainly a very violent movie and also a hugely intense viewing experience. You can almost feel the claustrophobia and the walls closing in as an unwitting band find themselves caught in a nightmarish scenario, held captive by a group of white supremacists determined not to see them escape. One of Anton Yelchin's final movies, this one also features some great performances from a stellar cast. Well worth a look for those of you who enjoy films loaded with tension and drama.
3: The Human Centipede II – Full Sequence
Now, the full trilogy of Tom Six's demented body horror is available on Netflix UK, and regular readers will know that I have a soft spot for all three of these movies. But for the most extreme, most horrific, darkest and most challenging of the three I have to plump for the middle entry. This is a black and white nightmare to match Eraserhead, with Laurence R Harvey sublimely creepy in the lead role. If you thought the first movie was disgusting, you'd better brace yourself for the sequel, which truly shows what the original so often left implicit. Recommended only for those with a strong stomach!
2: Landmine Goes Click
A movie that arrived with little fanfare but was doubtless one of my favourite extreme horror films of recent times. When out on a trip, one of a group of American travellers steps onto an unexploded landmine, beginning a nightmare that will lead to a brutal attack and an even more vicious revenge to follow. The final scenes of this one pack a massive impact, and really stayed with me for a number of days. It's a fairly simple plot, but extremely well done and is more than worth your time if extreme horror is your thing.
1: The Woman
I've long spoken of this as one of my favourite extreme horror of all time, and nothing in my rewatches have shaken me from that assertion. The story follows an wholesome, all-America family – at least on the surface – but when the father brings back a feral woman (brilliant played by Pollyanna McIntosh) from one of his hunting trips, he sets off an powderkeg of tension within the family unit. Again, the movie packs an explosive final punch with an ending that absolutely left me breathless. An essential piece of viewing for those who like their cinema at the edge.