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
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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
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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 • 2019 Report
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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 • 2022 Report
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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 • 2023 Report
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TheGoodSandy
In the tradition of Evil Dead, there is significant body horror.
Movie • 2023 Report
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kawara
You see skin flaking off in a dramatic and disturbing fashion.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
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saste12
Holy crap yes.
TV Show • 2024 Report
Yes
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Maeday
There are creatures known as "Ghouls" in the Fallout universe, who are old humans who have been exposed to extreme radiation. They have no noses, and their skin is very burnt.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
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Cryptid_Crow
Minimal, but it's there.
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.
Movie • 2022 Report
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There’s nothing that actually fits body horror. There are bodily injuries and harm but not actual body horror
TV Show • 2023 Report
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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 • 2023 Report
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howdywrites
If this is a big no for you, I would skip this movie. Lots of gore too
Movie • 2023 Report
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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
TV Show • 2021 Report
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TV Show • 2020 Report
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Anon4625
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A woman is disintegrated and shown in parts (organs etc.)
Video Game • 2017 Report
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FawnOverBrawn
The eyes sometimes go realistic, Natsuki glitches into death. It's mildly disturbing
Movie • 2024 Report
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There is also the noises of muscle flexing and straining and it is quite visceral
TV Show • 1993 Report
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AndieOCD
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Very severe
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
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Mutations seen in mother, aberrant sex adjacent acts with nursing
Podcast Report
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Anonymous
It is very prominent
Movie • 2019 Report
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TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
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Fenris
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If Body Horror is triggering for you, Season 4 might be very difficult to watch safely or even watch at all
Movie • 2016 Report
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TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
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Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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IrisMT
A character pulls out their own teeth. Pretty graphic
TV Show • 2013 Report
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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.
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
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jordanowen
very mild though-
in a campy tv show, two people have their hearts cut out off screen. the beating hearts are shown in a fridge, and one character is scene with a bloody wound in that area but this is not easy to see.
someone cuts open their chest with a boxcutter but this is surreal and there is no blood or gore.
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.