Netflix has released a list of the 10 scariest horror films out there that viewers found too difficult to finish, out of fear!
Forbes released a list which included movies that viewers watched only 70% of the way through, before pulling the plug. According to Netflix, if people really hate a film, they stop watching it well before the 70% mark. The fact that audiences made it that long into the film is a testament to the fact that it was fear that made them unable to watch through to the end!
Included in the list is the 2013 American supernatural horror film, The Conjuring, which grossed over $319 million worldwide, against a budget of a mere $20 million. It is one of the highest grossing films of all time but clearly too scary to watch through to the end! Scary movie fiends know that this movie is defiantly up there with the likes of The Exorcist, in the realm of epic horror films.
Most of the films on the list have a Rotten Tomato scoring of over 59% and IMDB scores of over 4.7, with the exception of two, Cabin Fever and Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence. The two low-rated films are most likely on the list due to their gross and gore-filled nature, rather than the fear they instilled in the viewers.
Another movie on the list is The Void, the 2016 science fiction thriller film is about a scientist who accidentally creates a black hole that could potentially swallow the world, unless stopped. Clearly this one hits a little too close to home.
Two of the films on the list are from the body horror category; Teeth and Raw. Teeth is a black-comedy horror featuring a young girl whose vagina has teeth! Although the film received approval from critics, but it didn’t do too well at the international box office, possibly because of its controversial subject matter.
Raw, on the other hand, was a 2016 award-winning French-Belgian horror film, following the story of a young vegetarian who tastes meat for the first time and develops a penchant for flesh.
Another film on the list, Piranha, is actually a remake of a much older horror film from 1978 that has a cult following. The Jaws-like film was originally shot in 2D and converted to 3D in post-production.
Mexico Barbaro, the only anthology film on the list, features the directorial work of eight Mexican horror-filmmakers. It has a positive Rotten Tomatoes rating of 60% and an IMDB score of 4.9.
Also included on the list are films Carnage Park (2016) and Jeruzalem (2015).
So Horror Movie enthusiasts, if you really want to test your guts, then pull out the list and get to watching!