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Ícone do Terror: Milicent Patrick

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Eu sei o que está a pensar: Quem é Milicent Patrick? Esta bonita senhora foi protagonista em mais de 20 filmes e 12 séries de televisão. O seu nome verdadeiro era Mildred Elizabeth Fulvia di Rossi, e, segundo a lenda de Hollywood, nasceu baronesa italiana.

Ela também é a pessoa que projectou os mutantes em This Island Earth, todas as máscaras de Abbott e Costello Encontram Dr. Jekyll e Mr. Hyde, The Mole People e que criou o Xenomorph para It Came from Outer Space. Mas Milicent Patrick é mais famosa por criar o Gill-Man de The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

   Foi uma mulher projectou um dos mais famosos monstros de todos os tempos?

   Sim, mas a maioria das pessoas nunca soube disso, porque todo o trabalho de Patrick nesses filmes de terror nunca foi devidamente creditado.

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  Em 1954, a Universal lançou The Creature from the Black Lagoon em 3D. O estúdio planeava enviar Patrick numa digressão promocional, mas o chefe do departamento de caracterização, George Hamilton ” Bud ” Westmore enviou memorandos para a Universal objectando contra a intenção do estúdio em apresentar Patrick como ” The Beauty Who Created The Beast. ” Ele alegou que a criatura era inteiramente o produto de seus próprios esforços e será o seu nome a aparecer nos créditos do filme. Mais tarde, Westmore recusou-se a empregá-la novamente – depois de muitos protestos públicos junto dos directores do Universal Studios, acabando por ser ele a cair em desgraça -, destruindo uma carreia muito promissora em feitos especiais.

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Além dos fãs de Terror, poucos mais saberão quem foi Milicent Patrick, mas isso é deve-se essencialmente ao facto de ela levar uma vida muito recatada. Na verdade, o Screen Actors Guild tem-na registada como “desaparecida”, já que não há registo definitivo da sua vida, da sua morte, ou de seu paradeiro para lá do início dos anos 80, resumindo-se esta informação ao facto de ela se ter casado e divorciado duas vezes, intervalos na relação que manteve com o actor George Tobias por quase 40 anos, apesar de nunca se terem casado.

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Apesar de não ter visto o seu trabalho devidamente reconhecido em vida, os fãs de terror vão sempre saber Milicent Patrick foi a mulher que criou um ícone e que, sem saber, acabou por também se tornar um ao ter-se mantido mais de 50 anos na sombra de uma injustiça.

Fontes: Examiner.com / Tor.com (adaptado e traduzido)

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4 Things Science Fiction Needs to Bring Back

It’s tempting to look around at today’s literary scene, with its Twilight and its Fifty Shades of Grey, and wonder if we shouldn’t just flush the whole goddamn concept of written language down the toilet — maybe start again with some sort of hybrid colorwheel/odor system for communicating thoughts. Strangely, the one genre thriving in the swamp of modern literature seems to be science fiction. It’s kind of appropriate, actually: All of our crazy high technology has made publishing and distributing books about crazy high technology much more approachable and widespread than ever. But even the best works could stand to learn a little something from the past, so here are a few things that I miss about old science fiction, and would like to see come back.

Note: You know I’m probably going to whore the newest and final episode of my science fiction serial novel, Rx – Episode 3: Industry, up in this piece, right? This is something we authors must do. The price we pay for creative integrity is every single shred of our basic human dignity. Please, do not hate me, for it is pity you should truly feel. Pity for the sad creature that does stuff like this: If you want to check it out, the first episode is free on Amazon until midnight Pacific on August 17! And the complete collected edition of all three episodes is available now for only $4.99! Some scientists* have gone on public record as stating that Rx: A Tale of Electronegativity is the only certain cure for erectile dysfunction!

*Scientists may not be actual scientists or have ever said anything of the sort.

#4. The Optimism

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Neal Stephenson — who once wrote a book about a virtual-reality bushido master/pizza delivery man named Hiro Protagonist, but has since devoted his entire writing career to meta-history at the expense of all the world’s forests — has publicly bemoaned the rather dismal nature of modern science fiction. And he’s absolutely right: Sci-fi used to be about how awesome and wonderful the future could be; it used to be about big, stupid, bright, shiny ideas that could never happen — until they did.

The idea is that kids grew up reading about amazing stuff in science fiction, and then devoted their lives to science so they could one day make fiction a reality. That theory holds that we only have cellphones today because some kid watched Star Trek and couldn’t bear to live in a world without Communicators anymore. Since his only options were “suicide” or “science,” and he never learned to tie a proper noose, he went to college — and that’s why you can shoot birds at farm animals at red lights today.


And it only costs the safety and lives of your fellow drivers!

But even if that’s true, I don’t think the theory means that the sci-fi of yesteryear was all Fluffiness Augmenters and Snuggle Rays: When people talk about classic science fiction, they often refer to Orwell, Bradbury, Dick and Huxley — all of whom wrote brutal, merciless dystopian fiction. And there’s a reason for that: The negative stuff tends to stick with you, because as sad as it is, a slap in the face is more memorable than a good hug. But even if you’re writing a miserably dystopian piece of fiction — even if you’re writing a post-apocalyptic piece about a clone army of Mao Zedongs piloting a squadron of Rape-Bots into an orphanage — there’s a way to do it that doesn’t place the blame on technology.

Our most optimistic mainstream science fiction is doubtlessly Star Trek, but look at that universe: You can’t walk ten steps without tripping over a cruel intergalactic Godcube. It’s as full of strife, conflict and action as any dystopia — it’s just that science isn’t at fault in that world. Science is usually the solution, or at the very least, it’s neutrally awesome. You blast that arrogant Godcube with your phasers; or you reverse the shit out of that Q’s polarity; or you beam your crew out of that Klingon prison, replacing each member with an armed photon torpedo, so that when those filthy aliens get to hell, they can tell the bumpy-headed devil that Science sent them.

#3. Exploring the Future of Mankind, Instead of Navel-Gazing at Private Drama

I’ve said it before: One of the main advantages that science fiction has over other genres is its ability to use a ridiculous, far-flung future scenario to take an unflinching look at the present. Great sci-fi isn’t about a person; it’s about people. Often that means the plot is a little flat or some of the characters are a bit archetypal — but that’s OK. When you’re trying to pack a dense and interesting setting, a cutting societal metaphor and some compelling science all together into a single story, Sprint Laserkick’s hurt emotions are the first sheep to be culled. For example: I could not, to this day, name a single character from a Philip K. Dick novel apart from Deckard — and I only remember him because he was Harrison Ford at his Harrison Fordiest.


OK, maybe second Fordiest.

That’s not a knock on Dick: I love Dick (and no, I am not ashamed). It’s just that character didn’t matter in the slightest to Philip K. Dick — the guy spent his career slamming amphetamines in a shack while trying to dodge a giant mechanical head spying on him from the clouds, and still managed to knock out compelling science fiction novels at the rate of one a week. (If you’re not familiar with Philip K. Dick, I’m not being random; every single word of that biography was absolutely true. Go read his books.) Dick didn’t have time to painstakingly chronicle Maurice ManintheHighCastle’s emotions — because every minute he spent writing about Walter WeCanBuildYou’s fatherly abandonment issues was a minute the sky-head got closer, and the only thing that drove it away was plot twists. The dude had his priorities.


#1. Stop the Sky-Head. #2. Meth. #3. Literature.

Don’t get me wrong. Character-driven sci-fi pieces have their place, and they often make for the best stories, but sometimes they also lose what’s great about science fiction: the ability to take a look at what we’re all doing right now, as a species, through the harsh and objective lens of Martian robots. I’m not saying it’s impossible to work a compelling and complete character into a forward-thinking sci-fi book. I’m just saying that lately a lot of authors seem to be dipping their Serious Chocolate in my Goofy Sci-Fi Peanut Butter. Sure, that shit is delicious together, but sometimes a man doesn’t feel like a Reese’s — maybe he wanted to use that peanut butter to make a sandwich or something, and now there are little crumbs of solemnity all up in there. Not cool.

#2. Some Good Ol’ Fashioned Mindfuckery

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Twist endings and plot gimmicks are something I’ve personally bemoaned before, even — and especially — within the genre of science fiction. But that’s when the writers shoehorn them in there for no particular reason, or base the entire work on the existence of the twist. If there’s no merit to your book beyond the shocking revelation that your protagonist is his own murderer, then you’re just a literary M. Night Shyamalan and that makes your book, like, Mark Wahlberg or something.

Nobody wants to write a Mark Wahlberg, friend.

But if it’s done well, and carefully, the end of a good science fiction book can wrap up a plot logically, make whatever important point it’s trying to make, and still lay your mind gently down by the fire for some philosophical bonin’.


“Baby, I’m going to expand your concept of space-time so hard, your grandma will walk funny tomorrow.”

I mean, that’s why any author gets into the business: to screw their readers in their sweet, bootylicious brains. I can’t spoil my own book, and hell, it’s highly possible (even probable) that I’m closer to the Happening Axis than the Foundation Axis on the great Graph of Literature, but in the finale I at least try to put the moves on your brain. Maybe do that yawning arm thing and try to grab some of your brain’s side-boob — you know, just the classy, subtle stuff.

I know that, as a rule, it would be pretty stupid if every science fiction plot tried to blow your mind or include some shocking twist, but so few even make the attempt anymore. Did our science fiction writers just give up on messing with their readers? That’s awful. Somewhere, The Last Question is crying a solitary, disappointed tear. Because a good mindhump every once in a while can function like the hook in a pop song: It’s the thing that gets the rest of the work stuck in your head, and eventually forces you to drop everything else and analyze it — if only to get “Hey Mickey you’re so fine you’re so fine you blow my mind hey Mickey you’re so fine you’re so fi-” to stop playing on infinite loop before you eat a plasma grenade.

#1. The Sense of Fun

It seems like a little of the sense of fun has gone out of modern sci-fi in the name of more plausible futurism. Sure, we’re getting the most uncanny and believable future worlds yet, thanks to our increasing familiarity with the real technology around us, but it comes at the cost of absolutely ludicrous premises, lusty green women and ray guns that transform flesh into delicious Jell-O brand pudding. There used to be a secret kind of understanding between science fiction writers and their fans that, as soon as the reader picked up a sci-fi book, they were going to violently curb-stomp their sense of disbelief into a pile of bloody goo. And, in return, the authors would inundate their forebrains with fantastical alien breasts that go on rollicking high adventures throughout space and time.


Last time on The Adventures of Maxine Mammary, Bouncing Battlebreasts …

Golden Age science fiction was like your drunken ex-roommate from college: For the most part, you outgrew the guy and matured into a functional adult, but every once in a while he’d come to crash on your couch and, instead of chastising his life choices, you’d stuff some bail money in your sock and go out to shotgun beers from a flabbergasted policeman’s riot helmet with him. Maturity is a wonderful thing, but sometimes you just need to toss adulthood in the dumpster and go punch a guy in a Little Caesar costume. Obviously, we still get a few sci-fi books that acknowledge the importance of fun — Altered Carbon wanted to know what happens when you use people like floppy disks, so it threw plausible science right out of the car and never slowed down to see if it survived the fall. Ready Player One idly wondered what would happen if reality was World of Warcraft, and Redshirts didn’t even bother with worldbuilding — it straight up set itself in Star Trek, and then mercilessly ripped the whole thing apart from the inside like a literary facehugger, asking neither permission nor consent, and giving neither quarter nor fucks along the way.

As for me, my own book stars a murderous Abraham Lincoln, a punk girl with acid spit and an entire society based around getting high on time travel. If you can throw out the rules harder than that, then congratulations: You’re a hit anime show.

The relative success of books like these says that there’s still an audience willing to follow the most ridiculous premise you can slap on a space opera, just as long as you remember that having fun is fun. This is fiction! And science! Both of those things have proven time and again that they can do literally whatever the hell they want. And if either of them are any good, they also both have lasers, so what are you going to do to stop them, tough guy?

Yes, you get the occasional misstep: John Carter tried this tack, then super-jumped up its own asshole and disappeared from the box office forever — but that was mostly because the studios titled it like an accountant’s driver’s license and marketed it exclusively in the DMZ. Seriousness absolutely has a place in science fiction, but it can’t dominate: If you don’t take off your lab coat every once in a while and rescue a three-breasted Ladyborg from the clutches of the evil Spidereans, you’re never going to get invited to the Chrono-orgy.


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Contagem decrescente para o fim do mundo no segundo trailer da série de ficção científica ‘Helix’

Foi divulgado o novo trailer para a série de ficção científica “Helix”, revelando mais detalhes da série criada pelo argumentista Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”) e produzida pelo canal SyFy. A trama acompanha um grupo de cientistas convocados para controlar uma nova epidemia que se está a espalhar numa estação de pesquisa no Árctico. Mas chegando ao local, eles se deparam com algo muito mais aterrador.

Segundo a sinopse oficial:

“Helix é um thriller  sobre uma equipe de cientistas do  Centro  de Controle de Doenças que viaja  para uma unidade de pesquisa no Árctico para investigar um possível surto da doença, apenas para encontrar-se numa luta de vida e morte que pode ser a chave para a salvação da humanidade ou a ferramenta de aniquilação total. No entanto, a ameaça letal é apenas a ponta do iceberg e, à medida que o vírus evolui, a verdade aterrorizante começa a ser revelada.”

Billy Campbell (“The Killing, The 4400”) é Dr. Alan Farragut, líder do “Center for Disease Control’s Special Pathogens Branch” . Ele segue para o Ártico com a missão de investigar uma potencial  epidemia  numa remota Base no Árctico, onde ele encontra o  chefe da unidade, Dr. Hiroshi Hataki, interpretado por Hiroyuki Sanada (“Lost”). Charmoso e atencioso à primeira vista, Hataki pode ser algo sinistro.
O elenco também conta com Jeri Rian, Kyra Zargosky, Jordan Hayes, Catherine Lemieux, Marcos Ghanime entre outros.
A série com 13 episódios estréia nos EUA em 10 de janeiro no canal Syfy.


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‘Helix’: Get a First Look at Ron Moore’s Syfy Drama

“The Killing’s” Billy Campbell stars in the 13-episode drama about a team of scientists from the CDC investigating a disease outbreak.

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Billy Campbell in “Helix”

Battlestar Galactica‘s Ron Moore returns to the small screen with Syfy’s Helix, his first series following the conclusion of prequel spinoffCaprica, and The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive first-look at the drama.

Helix, which bypassed the traditional pilot stage and was picked up straight to series in March, centers on a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak. There, they find themselves in a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.

STORY: Comic-Con: Syfy’s ‘Helix’ Sets Key Cast

The Killing‘s Billy Campbell stars as CDC pathologist Dr. Alan Farragut, who first and foremost is a man of science, having dedicated his life to understanding and containing infectious diseases.

Moore will executive produce the drama alongside Lynda Obst (Contact), Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files) and Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot script for the Sony Pictures Television entry.

The mastermind in charge of the top-secret research happening there will be played by Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, Revenge, Lost). Walker, the estranged former wife of Campbell’s character, will be played by Kyra Zagorsky, while Balleseros, the U.S. military liaison to the CDC with a dangerous agenda of his own, will be played by Mark Ghanime.

Moore said at Comic-Con that the series launches with an outbreak and the CDC team learns that the “research that they’re involved in has both the potential to save humanity and destroy humanity.”

Helix premieres in 2014. Check out the first-look photos above, and below, and hit the comments with your thoughts. Will you watch?

 


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Totally Fucked Up: Films That Disturb and Offend

 

Salo is a raw tale of sadistic immorality and sexual perversion. But really, what the hell do you expect? It’s a truthful and honest movie adaption of the Marquis De Sade’s classic novel of the same name, that was burned and banned for hundreds of years. But Salo does say a lot about the horrors of fascism and bourgeois decadence, so it’s not pornographic just for the hell of it.

This movie is definitely on the inflammatory and traumatizing side of things. In fact, Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered before Salo was even released and luckily did not witness the intense backlashes and controversies surrounding the movie.

2. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Cannibal Holocaust- The name itself brings back bad memories of my viewing experience.

It’s a super disgusting fever dream nightmare. There’s tons of gore, the most nasty being the scene where a turtle gets graphically murdered and eaten. I felt the bile rise up in my throat as I watched. Just a warning- don’t watch this if you’re eating, just ate, or ever plan to eat ever again.

3. Ichi the Killer (2001)
From the crazy Asian director Takashi Miike, we get a warped, twisted gore overload of a mob film that would make even the most psychotic pervo sick to their stomach. The main character even cuts his own tongue off and enjoys masochistic beatings. Ichi is sex and violence combined into one all-encompassing bout of troubling cinema.

4. Audition (1999)
Another Takashi Miike flick. I actually did not find this film disturbing at all and I was like “what the hell do people get all worked up over this for?” But then came the last 30 minutes. Totally weird. Anyways, Audition is not really that sickening, but that’s just my opinion.

5. Equus (1977)
This is a super underrated film with brilliant acting. It’s very screwed up though because it’s about a young man’s strange sexual obsession with horses and his spiral into psychosis. This one’s more psychologically disturbing and challenging.

6. Turkish Delight (1973)
This Dutch classic is far from your average love story. It’s really sexually explicit, with full frontal shots of the lovely Rutger Hauer’s dong, and has tons of vomit, blood, maggots and shit and a super depressing ending.

7. An Andalusian Dog (1929)

Luis Bunuel’s short masterpiece is mostly known for its infamous shot of an eyeball being sliced open with a razor blade, but it has tons of other surreal and repulsive visuals that also stun and shock.

8. The Holy Mountain (1973)
When I first saw this film, I didn’t know what to make of it. I still don’t. The only way I can describe it- a psychedelic trip through hell.

9. El Topo (1970)
A bizarre, bloody, desert hallucination-like freakshow about a master gunfighter who destroys all his rivals.

10. Antichrist (2009)
Antichrist is visually stunning, but actually pretty boring. Until it starts getting really gory. But watching Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg having sex is disturbing enough already.

11. Irreversible (2002)

Gaspar Noe’s sexually depraved flick is most well known for it’s disgusting half hour rape scene where Monica Belluci’s character is brutally violated and beaten beyond belief. Not only that, but there is a super sick continuous shot of a guy’s skull being bashed in. It’s a sight for sore eyes, I tell ya.

12. Enter the Void (2009)
This psychedelic visual feast for the eyes is much more than just gorgeous glossy tripping. It’s a nasty, offensive nightmare of drugs, death and incest.

13. Naked Lunch (1991)
When I first watched Naked Lunch, I had no idea what to expect. I was just bored and wanted to watch any random movie. Next thing I knew, I was stunned to the core and totally sucked in. It horrified me though because I’m not scared of a lot, but bugs are really gross to me and this film has more than it’s share of creepy crawling insects.

14. Videodrome (1983)
I love David Cronenberg. And this is one of his best, an extremely sadomascochistic barf bag that features a raunchy Debbie Harry and an arrogant James Woods dragged into a strange psychosexual murderfest.

15. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Harvey Keitel gives an amazing perfomance as an anger crazed, drug addicted, corrupt asshole of a cop investigating the brutal rape of a young nun. Not for the faint of heart or mind.

16. The Devils (1971)

For some dumb reason, I decided to watch The Devils at night. I couldn’t sleep because I was so revulsed by what I’d just seen. A sacrilegious, bloody, amazing nightmare tale of sexually repressed nuns who have a priest massacred for their delusions.

17. Repulsion (1965)
Roman Polanski’s greatest 60s film features a beautiful young Catherine Denueve who descends into madness and murder when left alone. Tons of rotting flesh and insane fantasies in this manic flick.

This rare documentary is so unseen, mostly because it’s been banned in America and many other countries, but this is as real as it gets. The Killing of America isn’t just a movie made for childish entertainment, it’s about the mass murderers, serial killers, assassins, criminals and other psychos who run loose in the world. It has real snuff footage of death and violence. After seeing a film like this you think, is there really any hope for us in this doomed violent world?

19. Faces of Death (1978)
Super controversial and freaky, this flick has some real death scenes and some fake ones, but those are still creepy too.

20. A Serbian Film (2010)

A truly fucked up story about a Serbian porn star who looks like David Spade. The guy ends up doing really sick shit after being manipulated and drugged, and he destroys his whole family in a crazy sort of way.

A gross low budget film about white trash gone mad. It’s loosely based on real life serial killer partners Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole.

22. Lilya Forever (2002)
Watching this made me sick. Lilya 4Ever is a sad, miserable film about a young girl reduced to prostitution after being abandoned by her own mother and abused by every asshole around her. Very difficult to get through without crying tears of blood.

23. Eraserhead (1977)
I’d say Eraserhead is the most disturbing film to me. It’s so menacing and bizarre and unnerving. The deformed, bile spewing “baby” is the worst part.

24. Blue Velvet (1986)
David Lynch’s movies are such a mindfuck. And Blue Velvet fucks you right in the ass with it’s over the top weirdness. Seriously, what kind of loon dreamed up the script? Dennis Hopper gives an awesome perfomance as perv psycho Frank Booth.

The Wall is very trippy and forces you think about the existential emptiness of life. Pink Floyd is my fave band, but even the soothing music couldn’t distract me from the disturbingly vivid visuals. It really gets to ya.

This film is fucking cray and out of this world. And intense with a white hot heat and urgency. Leatherface is probably the most scariest slasher villain of all time. Who else hangs human beings up on meat hooks and cuts off faces and uses them as terrifying flesh masks? His whole family of inbred psychotic cannibal hicks is creepy. Just imagining being chased by a loony with a chainsaw gives me chills.

27. Dead Ringers (1988)
A nutty flick about twin gynecologist bros who lose their shit completely and spin out of control. Kind of reminds me of Persona, but 20 times more disturbing.

28. Crash (1996)
This one’s really pervy, with lots of bizarre sex because it’s about people with boners for car accidents. Watch it if you have a dirty, filthy mind.

29. Lost Highway (1997)
Creepy confusing David Lynch. Robert Blake is crazy fucking scary.

30. Man Bites Dog (1992)
A screwed up satire about a serial killer who’ll murder anyone he can get his hands on, for the most ridiculous and laughable reasons.

A night out gone totally wrong. Two teenage girls are kidnapped by a gang of psycho prison escapees, and are forced to do degrading things. They’re killed shortly after. The revenge scene by the parents is wicked.

32. Caligula (1979)

I really love Malcolm McDowell, and this is one of his classic films so I had to see it. Plus, I’m nuts about Ancient Roman history. I really did not expect to watch a demented melee of porn and gore. Caligula is really visually astonishing though. Roman decadence at its finest.

When I heard about the story for this movie, I just could not stop laughing. A crazed doctor who glues people’s assholes and mouths together to make a human centipede? LOL! Well the joke was on me because it wasn’t funny at all. It was fucking disgusting.

Why, why in the hell would they make a second movie? Why did I even watch it??? Well, this one’s more screwed up than the first one. A fat, ugly, mentally disturbed guy rounds up even more people to make an uber-gigantic centipede. Tons of sick gore that made me want to vomit my guts out.

35. Pink Flamingos (1972)

This is a really dumb film. But I can’t help but love it. Trashy tranny Divine and her equally trashy family endure blazing escapades and rivalries, celebrate Divine’s birthday and have their trailer burned down. Oh yeah, how could I forget the coolest part! Divine eats shit at the end. REAL dog shit.

Rape, murder and revenge. But seriously, the rape scene was agonizing long and excruciating. It makes the revenge all the more satisfying though because those dickhead rapists deserved to die. I Spit On Your Grave is a contradiction, not sure if it’s sexist or feminist.

Ilsa is a Nazi sexploitation classic, with tons of torture and blood. Oh, those crazy, horny Nazis!

38. Freaks (1932)

Freaks is awesome because director Tod Browning (who also made Dracula with Bela Lugosi) used real circus freaks. Pinheads, armless legless wonders, midgets, bearded women, conjoined twins, contortionists, strongmen, you name it, this film’s got it.

39. The Machinist (2004)
What an insane and out of control film. The ending just punches you in the face. And to see the always handsome Christian Bale look so anorexically skinny- man that’s a kick in head!

40. The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum plays a brilliant scientist on the verge of a revolutionary discovery that transports objects to other places. But when he tries to test the machine on himself, shit gets fucked. Why? There was a fucking fly in there!! He begins to morph into a fly himself in a gruesome, utterly grotesque metamorphoses. David Cronenberg directs The Fly masterfully, and manages to make it extremely disgusting and super vile.

41. The Exorcist (1973)
This legendary horror film has scared the shit out of millions of people around the world. So why would it not be on this list? Projectile vomit, demonic possessions, flashing seizure images, a freaky exorcism, a hideous scabby faced rotten-toothed young girl who kills priests….Leave the lights on when you watch this one!

42. Mysterious Skin (2004)
Pedophilia, rape, prostitution. Mysterious Skin is definitely on the sleazy side of things.

This is another one of those films that nearly made me lose my lunch. Helen Mirren plays an abused wife, always in a constant gut wrenching fear of her psychotic gangster of a husband. She and her husband always visit the same restaurant every week, and she begins leaving during meals to cheat on him with some random guy. They have sex in the godamn meat locker. Yuck. And she comes back like nothing happened. But when he finds about the affair, that’s when it gets real sick.

44. Jigoku (1960)
This is definitely the most vivid representation of hell I’ve ever seen in a film. Very violent and shit your pants scary! The images that flashed before me in Jigoku are too macabre to forget…

45. Re-Animator (1985)
It’s so awesome how gory Re Animator is. Jeffrey Combs portrays the greatest mad scientist ever conjured up in someone’s foul mind, and he’ll stop at nothing to continue his hideous experiments, no matter what cost.

46. Deliverance (1972)
This is a nice film about a bunch of guys going for a manly vacation in the woods. Until a bunch of crazy hicks and nature screws them over. The “I bet you can squeal like a pig. Weeeeeeee!” scene is especially fucked.

47. Bad Timing (1980)
Another sexually explicit film I regret watching. A screwed up couple who keep bitching and fighting and making up, a frightfully horrid Harvey Keitel, and Art Garfunkel engaging in necrophilia- bring me a barf bag man.

48. Straw Dogs (1971)
Dustin Hoffman plays a nerdy dude who gets pushed too far and goes apeshit. Also features a nasty rape scene. Sam Peckinpah was a total misogynist.

Martin Scorsese directs this bloody and trippy vision of Jesus’ life and death, and Willem Dafoe plays him brilliantly. I don’t get why people shit themselves over it being “sacrilegious.” If I’m an atheist and can enjoy this, can’t a Christian who actually believes in this kind of stuff? Jesus being portrayed with imperfection is realistic.

50. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Jon Voight plays a prostitute and Dustin Hoffman stars as his sickly pimp in this gritty flick about tough life in New York. Really goddamn depressing.

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