Top Body Horror Movies You Should Watch!

Top Body Horror Movies You Should Watch!

These top body horror films will make even the most veteran horror movie fans squirm just a bit. Most of these movies are for adults with a high level of gore to separate them from the rest of most films. Directors include John Carpenter, Ridley Scott, David Cronenberg, Clive Barker, Stuart Gordon, and Ken Russell. Trailers and necessary information are included for each movie below. Read the top body horror movies list below.

Top 10 Body Horror Movies

  1. Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)

    • Tetsuo, the Iron Man is an Asian horror film that was shot in black and white which fuses the human body with technology in a way that you cannot help but look away a few times which watching this film.

    • Tetsuo (1989)

      Directed by Shin'ya Tsukamoto

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      Official Synopsis: A strange man known only as the "metal fetishist", who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his body, is hit and possibly killed by a Japanese "salaryman", out for a drive with his girlfriend. The salaryman then notices that he is being slowly overtaken by some kind of disease that is turning his body into scrap metal, and that his nemesis is not in fact dead but is somehow masterminding and guiding his rage and frustration-fueled transformation.

      Cast: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Naomasa Musaka, Tomorowo Taguchi, Kei Fujiwara, Nobu Kanaoka, Tomorô Taguchi, TomorĂ´ Taguchi
      Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi

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  2. Naked Lunch (1991)

    • Peter Weller stars in Naked Lunch as an exterminator who begins hallucinating on the very chemicals that he uses during work. Giant sized bugs begin to order around and tell him his wife is no good along with many grotesque scenes involved one questionable typewriter.

    • Naked Lunch (1991)

      Directed by David Cronenberg

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      Official Synopsis: Not an adaptation of beat writer William S. Burrough's novel but a mix of biography and an interpretation of his drug- induced writing processes combined with elements of his work in this paranoid fantasy about Bill Lee, a writer who accidentally shoots his wife, whose typewriter transforms into a cockroach and who becomes involved in a mysterious plot in North African port called Interzone. Wonderfully bizarre, not unlike Burrough's books.

      Cast: Julian Richings, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider, Robert A. Silverman, Nicholas Campbell, Peter Weller, Louis Ferreira, Howard Jerome, Michael…
      Genres: Drama

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  3. Altered States (1980)

    • William Hurt stars in Altered States as a university professor who experiments on himself resulting in the de-evolution of himself then further becoming a blob of mass.

    • Altered States (1980)

      Directed by Ken Russell

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      Official Synopsis: It's the late 1960's. Just for a lark, graduate student Eddie Jessup, known for being unconventional, brilliant and slightly mad, conducts experiments with an isolation chamber, using himself as the subject. His experiences in the chamber cause him to hallucinate, much of the imagery being religious-based despite he not being a religious man. Seven years later, he is a respected full professor in the Harvard Medical School. Believing he has lost his edge and has fallen into an unwanted state of respectability, Eddie decides to resume his work with sensory deprivation, this time using hallucinogens, specifically untested ones used in mystical Mexican rituals, to enhance the experience of being in the isolation tank. After initial tests, he claims he entered an alternate physical and mental state. Although unbelieving of Eddie's claims, his colleagues Arthur Rosenberg and Mason Parrish, as well as Eddie's wife, Emily, who is in her own right a respected academic, are concerned for Eddie's well being. However, if Eddie's claims are indeed true, he could do irreparable harm to himself and others around him, especially if his altered states are uncontrollable.

      Cast: John Larroquette, Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Francis X. McCarthy, Evan Richards, Bob Balaban, Jack Murdock, George Gaynes, Paul Larsson, Charles…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

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  4. Dead Ringers (1988)

    • Jeremy Irons stars as twin doctors in Dead Ringers which is all around creepy and gross. The doctors botch surgeries on their clients and then the two become involved with one woman.

    • Dead Ringers (1988)

      Directed by David Cronenberg

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      Official Synopsis: The Mantle brothers are both doctors - both gynecologists - and identical twins. Mentally however, one of them is more confident than the other, and always manages to seduce the women he meets. When he's tired of his current partner, she is passed on to the other brother - without her knowing. Everything runs smoothly, until an actress visits their clinic, and the shy brother is the first to fall in love. Will they be able to 'share' her ?

      Cast: David Cronenberg, Jeremy Irons, Denis Akiyama, Damir Andrei, Barbara Gordon, Stephen Lack, Murray Cruchley, Hadley Kay, David Hughes, Heidi von…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama

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  5. Re-Animator (1985)

    • Re-Animator features star Jeffrey Combs as a doctor who re-animates the dead, but they come back as zombies, oops.

    • Re-Animator (1985)

      Directed by Stuart Gordon

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      Official Synopsis: A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment into reanimating the dead conducted by the student's incorrigible housemate in this campy sendup of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The emphasis is on humour but once the dead walk, there is gore aplenty.

      Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Gerry Black, Bruce Abbott, David Gale, Peter Kent, Greg Robbins, Al Berry, Annyce Holzman, Velvet Debois,…
      Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy

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  6. Videodrome (1983)

    • Videodrome is riddled with disgusting body scenes that are also a treat for a film from the 80’s.

    • Videodrome (1983)

      Directed by David Cronenberg

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      Official Synopsis: Max Renn is the President of Channel 83 Civic-TV, a small television station on the UHF dial. He defends his programming of largely X-rated shows - which depict graphic sex and extreme violence - as a pure matter of economic survival as a small station. Behind closed doors in specific company, he would admit that he enjoys such programming, but as President will stay away from associated activities that may be dangerous for him in its purchase. His current girlfriend, radio personality Nicki Brand, who he met on a television talk show, is sexually aroused by light mutilation on her person, that despite or because her radio show is like an open air crisis hotline. On that same talk show, the other guest via video feed was Professor Brian O'Blivion - solely his stage name - who believes that television and video broadcasts will one day overtake the world as reality, which may make Max's programming in combination more dangerous. In Max's search for the next big thing in like programming already on Channel 83, Harlan, his pirater who scans satellite signals, illegally obtains a satellite feed of something called Videodrome, which depicts continual sexualized torture and murder with no storyline of which to speak. The background behind Videodrome is unknown, but believing it is that big thing for which he is looking, Max is determined to find the producers so that he can purchase it for his station. He is concerned for Nicki if she goes ahead against his warnings in wanting to appear on Videodrome, however it does not lessen his desire to purchase it. If Max in turn does not heed the warning of Masha, one of his long time show suppliers, based on what little she discovers about it, Max may discover that Videodrome is just the next but destructive step in O'Blivion's prognostication.

      Cast: David Cronenberg, James Woods, Peter Dvorsky, Kay Hawtrey, Leslie Carlson, Jayne Eastwood, Sam Malkin, David Bolt, Debbie Harry, Harvey Chao,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery

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  7. Hellraiser (1987)

    • Hellraiser is from the mind of Clive Barker who wrote and directed this film, and we all know that Barker loves gore.

    • Hellraiser (1987)

      Directed by Clive Barker

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      Official Synopsis: Clive Barker's feature directing debut graphically depicts the tale of a man and wife who move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, he is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor. He soon forces his former mistress to bring him his necessary human sacrifices to complete his body... but the Cenobites won't be happy about this.

      Cast: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Michael Cassidy, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Clare Higgins, Oliver Smith, Robert Hines, Andrew Robinson, Oliver Parker,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

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  8. Alien (1979)

    • Alien was made famous for the classic chest popping creature scene but has much more to offer.

    • Alien (1979)

      Directed by Ridley Scott

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      Official Synopsis: In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress call from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences.

      Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Eddie Powell, Bolaji Badejo, Helen…
      Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi

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  9. The Thing (1982)

    • The Thing featured some of the best gore factors in a film that left the viewer excited waiting for the next scene; Kurt Russell was great too.

    • The Thing (1982)

      Directed by John Carpenter

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      Official Synopsis: A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate.

      Cast: Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser, Charles Hallahan, Wilford Brimley, Larry Franco, David Clennon, Richard Dysart,…
      Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery

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  10. The Fly (1986)

    • The Fly features Jeff Goldblum transforming into 185 lbs. human-fly. We get to see the transformation every step of the disgusting process.

    • The Fly (1986)

      Directed by David Cronenberg

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      Official Synopsis: Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man. This Science-Gone-Mad film is the source of the quotable quote "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

      Cast: David Cronenberg, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Michael Copeman, Leslie Carlson, Joy Boushel, George Chuvalo, Carol Lazare, Shawn Hewitt
      Genres: Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

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