Even more rare than that, in turn, does the ending of a movie change with no explanation as to why. In the case of horror movie masterpiece The Shining, theatrical audiences saw a movie that you and I will never see when watching it today. By the end of that first week, director Stanley Kubrick dispatched assistants to all the theaters in Los Angeles and New York City with copies of the film and had them remove the last two minutes of the film and bring the cut footage back to him.
ESC 01 OF 15 Horror is one of the most controversial storytelling genres, with tales of violence and subversive politics getting films banned all over the world. The film was banned throughout the world, in part for the fake violence, and in part for the depiction of real violence against animals.
Although the connection was later disproven, the tragedy remains a troubling chapter in the history of the franchise. The Devils As a director, Ken Russell was no stranger to controversy, but no film was more hotly contested than The Devils.
The horror-drama was based on the real life of Catholic priest Urbain Grandier, played by Oliver Reed, who was executed after an alleged mass possession of the nuns in Loudon, France.
The film included shocking sexual and sacrilegious content, and still has not been released in its uncut form in many countries throughout the world, and is still largely unavailable in America.
The Exorcist The Oscar-winning horror thriller helped legitimize the horror genre in the eyes of the mainstream, but it also was a terrifying film about the dark underbelly of religion, confronting topics of demonic possession and sacrilege.
The Catholic church criticized the film, people accused the filmmakers of using subliminal messaging, and evangelist Billy Graham went so far as to claim that the actual celluloid was possessed by a demon. Indeed, the majority of the film is just sequences of, allegedly, real-life death.
Many of the sequences were indeed fake but some, disturbingly, are very real. The film was banned in several countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom.
Over 20 minutes of the film were cut before release and have never been recoveredincluding some reportedly disturbing moments of violence, and critics savaged the film for its explicit depiction of the unusual protagonists.
The film was banned in the United Kingdom for decades. The sixth film was found in the collection of Japanese serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki, and the second film was sent to the FBI by none other than Charlie Sheen!
But although the film is violent and unsettling, the biggest controversy came when the countries of Slovakia and the Czech Republic objected to its disturbing depiction of their countries and worried that their reputations would suffer after its release.
I Spit On Your Grave The brutally violent I Spit On Your Grave is one of the most notorious examples of the shocking rape-and-revenge genre, in which a young woman is brutalized by a group of men and then metes out violent vengeance upon them after they leave her for dead.
Nudity, extramarital sexuality, violence, mental illness and the first flushing toilet in mainstream movie history were used to keep audiences unsettled, and set the stage for violent and sensual mainstream movies to premiere in the future.
The film tells the story of Italian fascists who kidnap teenagers and torture them with violence, sexual assault and psychological abuse. Passolini was making a statement about the sadism of the powerful, but the unbelievably disturbing content led the film to be banned in multiple countries.
The film was quickly pulled from theaters but eventually led to a lucrative low-budget franchise, and a critical revaluation years later, after attitudes towards subversive Christmas stories had shifted.
Petitions were filed to prevent the film from being released, and the father of one of the perpetrators has accused the film of exploiting the real life tragedy.find the latest news, photos and trailers, as well as local showtimes at Excite Movies.
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Cannibals, killer clowns, and black magic. Oh my! We're digging into an all-time great year in horror cinema to single out the best horror movies of