Is there body horror?

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Does some sort of experimentation, mutations, or other event happen that warps the body (ex: Dr. Who’s “Of Love and Monsters, Parayte (manga), Akira (anime)).
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TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
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cetacn
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episode two: the infected exhibit hair loss, discoloured skin, lesions, and significant fungal growth encompassing their face and shoulders in particular. in the late stages of infection, the face has become mutilated due to the fungus, and the teeth are rotted.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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Bricoleur
There's an entire planet grown from flesh that gets cut, burned, and squashed in various gross ways. CG animals are cut open and have artificial limbs and other additions attached to their bodies.
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coleWOOW
Oh boy
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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RamonaRamone
If you stretch the definition of “body horror” a bit, one character who is hospitalized after a possession goes horribly wrong slowly looks sicker and worse and his skin is more mottled as the movie continues. One eye is puffed shut.

But compared to classic body horror movies such as The Fly (1986), Rabid, Contracted, Spring, Cabin Fever, Videodrome, Scanners and Afflicted, this film doesn’t really fit the definition of a “body horror” sub-genre. There a several violent and gruesome moments, though, and the audience in the theater I was in yelled “HOAH!” at a few shots, but it’s more gore than traditional body horror.

A character cracks his head on a porcelain side of a tub and hard floor, then licks up his own blood from the floor while laughing. But again, that’s more violence and gore than actual body horror.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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KamiSteele
This is an extremely gory movie. It's hard to pinpoint what specifically, but it includes an elderly couple jumping to their deaths and one having to be euthanized with a mallet, someone's skin being used as a mask ala Leatherface, and a depiction of blood eagle torture.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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kawara
You see skin flaking off in a dramatic and disturbing fashion.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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TheGoodSandy
In the tradition of Evil Dead, there is significant body horror.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
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Cryptid_Crow
Minimal, but it's there.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
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saste12
Holy crap yes.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
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There’s nothing that actually fits body horror. There are bodily injuries and harm but not actual body horror
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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howdywrites
If this is a big no for you, I would skip this movie. Lots of gore too
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
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14
An entire warehouse of people are melted to death with some kind of acid or other corrosive substance. Roderick mentions that it's highly corrosive a medical byproduct of a "less than legal development process"
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
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KamiSteele
There is a shot of a child's rotting decapitated head sitting in the middle of the road, covered in swarming ants. We also see a rotting corpse hidden in an attic. One character decapitates themselves using a piano wire. A mummified severed head is used as part of a statue.
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
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FawnOverBrawn
The eyes sometimes go realistic, Natsuki glitches into death. It's mildly disturbing
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
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Viomma
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**Spoiler warning for planet of the Ood** we watch a human become an Ood and its nasty. To skip, about 40 minutes in when The Doctor says "Oh they've been preparing you for a long time" to Halpen skip ahead by about one minute.
Movie Report
Yes
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RamonaRamone
It’d take several paragraphs to describe it all, but it includes, among other body horror scenes (spoiler alert space, see below to read)






-a woman’s face is horrible seared under a hot lamp, flesh bubbles up and sizzled

-someone has to saw open their own skull in order to reach in and pull out a large chunk of their own brain, very graphic

-a woman has to saw off her own leg at the upper thigh with a wire, then stick a tube in to suck out the bone marrow (someone in my theater got up, picked up their stuff and walked out on the movie after the scene concluded). Very graphic.

-the flesh on part of a woman’s face is damaged by a deadly nerve gas, it almost looks rotted off

-someone’s eyes literally sucked out of their sockets by a strong vacuum

If you don’t want to see any body horror because it bothers/sickens you, I advise you to avoid the movie
Movie Report
Yes
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Seenit
Kaylee (sister, child) has no mouth or eyes, Kevin (brother, child) stand himself in the eye and is murdered just barely off screen. A considerable amount of blood is shown.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
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Mutations seen in mother, aberrant sex adjacent acts with nursing
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
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Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
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msegirls
i wouldn’t consider anything in this movie to be “body horror”. maybe in the later movies.
TV Show • 1993 Report
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Goatsipstea
S2
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The entire episode is heavily centered around body horror- not for the faint of heart
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
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Movie Report
Yes
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itsmeemomo
Beau discovers a gigantic penis monster in his attic, complete with tendrils and a mouth.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
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Abby789101112
Somebody’s bones break. Two of the children hide in a cave and are holding matches to see. You see a character screaming on the ground and when the match goes on you see her arms and legs all mangled. (No blood in this scene)
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
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TV Show • 2020 Report
Yes
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RomanLanslide
Emperor Belos, the man antagonist of the series, has a condition that causes him to turn into what is essentially a gooey rotting corpse. It's not bloody or super gory on accounts of the art style, but it's still pretty horrifying and not fun to look at.
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
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Glowfrog
Yes, this is a recurring horror element throughout the game
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
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Anonymous
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A bug crawls around and into someone’s eye
Movie • 1982 Report
Yes
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Quite a lot. Every single scene where the Thing reveals itself includes major body horror.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
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Pantalones
Several episodes feature grotesque abuses of the human body. Many of them are on corpses but not all. A woman's body is cut into segments. Someone is impaled on antlers. Human bodies are turned into beehives. A cannibal makes fancy food out of people.