If you like only slow-burn, moody horror films, then turn away now. This is for gore-fans only as we take a look at the bloodiest, most gruesome horror flicks ever made. You've been warned.
'Evil Dead' (2013)
As if the gruesome events of this ultra-gory remake weren't bloody enough -- with characters lopping off limbs and sawing skin off their faces -- the finale has Jane Levy drenched in blood rain as she battles The Abomination with a chainsaw.
The iconic original version of the Stephen King novel is one of the best King adaptations. Especially with that nightmare of a prom scene, where sweet, shy Carrie (Sissy Spacek) gets doused with pig's blood and goes on a telekinetic killing spree. Spacek, by the way, slept in her blood-stained gown to maintain continuity. Method!
'The Shining' (1980)
Although it's just one of Danny's visions, we can never unsee this Overlook Hotel elevator. It's tsunami of blood gushes so high it threatens to drown the camera.
'Nightmare on Elm Street' (1984)
See that giant geyser of blood? It used to be Johnny Depp, before he got sucked into his bed by Freddy Kreuger. Sleep tight, kiddies.
'Dead Alive' (1992)
Peter Jackson began his career as the splatter king of New Zealand. Exhibit C: His third, comically gory film in which a nice young man tries to hide the fact that his mother -- and a growing number of townsfolk -- have become zombies. He can't keep them all tranked up in his basement forever.
'Cabin Fever' (2003)
Director Eli Roth turned a real-life travel inconvenience -- a skin infection -- into this horrifying film in which vacationers are eaten alive by a mysterious disease. One more excellent reason to avoid cabins and the woods forever.
'Freddy vs. Jason' (2003)
Minor character Bobby Davis, who was in both "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Friday the 13th," ends up in a literal blood bath in this crossover film that used 300 gallons of fake blood. (That's Zack Ward, by the way, the redheaded bully from "A Christmas Story"!)
'High Tension' (2003)
When your weapons of choice include a Negan-like barb-wire-wrapped fence post and a concrete saw, the blood will fly. Part of the New French Extremity wave of ultra-bloody horror movies.
'House of 1000 Corpses' (2003)
Rob Zombie packed so much gore and blood in this twisted film that it wasn't released for three years because it would have gotten an NC-17 rating. Even the R-rated version about this family torture-happy freaks is too gross for most folks.
With this bloody film, in which people are abducted and find themselves strapped inside fiendish devices that usually involve severing body parts, a sick new vein of modern horror was tapped.
The advent of "torture porn" saw a series of poor young backpackers gruesomely cut up by high-paying customers. What the hell happened to you as a kid anyway, Eli Roth?
The Hills Have Eyes' (2006)
Cannibalistic mutants? Oh yeah, there will be blood in this remake of the '70s horror classic. (And beware, the dog doesn't make it.)
Another extreme, blood-soaked French entry in which an abused woman exacts horrific revenge on those she holds responsible.
'The Descent' (2006)
When a spelunking trip with friends turns into a gruesome slaughter, one woman ends up fighting for her life in a sea of blood in this bone-chilling indie.