Sunday, August 8, 2010

Images of Body Horror

This past couple of days I was summoned by the great Brittney-Jade of Day of the Woman to participate in fun image-related blog meme. Yes, it seems like there is a lot of blogger memes floating around but this one give me an opportunity to screen capture some of the most grotesque images in modern horror history. The basis of the meme is this: “bloggers are urged to come up with a series of screen grabs, all focusing on a specific theme.” The first instance of this meme came from Checking On My Sausages but the first time it was introduced to the horror blogosphere came from, whom else, The Vault of Horror.

For my theme, I chose to explore body horror. This always fascinated me because I would always cringe or feel sick every time something happened to someone else’s body. Just the mere thought that the body can be twisted, maimed, distorted and manipulated sent painful feelings throughout my body. Also, in modern horror movies… it’s a great way to showcase how far special effects have gone. Note that I didn't use any Nightmare on Elm Street and Hellraiser images because there are too many to choose from. Also notice that they are all practical effects and not CGI. So I present to you Body Horror!


The Thing (1982)


The Blob (1988)


Videodrome (1983)


Planet Terror (2007)


Spiders (2000)


Slither (2006)


An American Werewolf in London (1981)


The Stuff (1985)


The Fly (1986)


Wishmaster (1997)


Thinner (1996)


Poltergeist (1982)


Re-Animator (1985)

And now, I must tag five other blogs and because I did this quite late… the usual suspects have already been named. So, I’ll try to tag blogs that I assume haven’t been tagged before.

1) The WGON Helicopter
2) Deadly Movies
3) Gore Gore Dancer Movie Reviews
4) Flowers of Flesh and Blood
5) …:::Kindertrauma:::…

7 comments:

Stephen said...

"Just the mere thought that the body can be twisted, maimed, distorted and manipulated sent painful feelings throughout my body. Also, in modern horror movies… it’s a great way to showcase how far special effects have gone"

Absolutely.These images are horrifying and horrible. Thankfully you don't have the inevitable disgusting sound effects to go along with them(!)

Cyberschizoid said...

Have you seen "Society"? That's a great body horror movie! :-)

Mr. Johnny Sandman said...

I actually have not but after looking at a few images and running through the synopsis... it seems like The Twilight Zone on cocaine and something I'd be interested in.

kindertrauma said...

Love these images and great pick for a theme! The one from "Spiders" is just disgusting. I'm going to have to watch that one again soon!

Thanks for the tag-Unk

BJ-C said...

This is AWESOME.

brett g @ oh-the-horror.com said...

Awesome choices! Especially glad to see Slither get some love--that's one of my favorite horror movies from the past decade.

Sadako said...

I remember seeing parts of American Werewolf in London when I was about seven. Skeeved me so much!

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