Top 10 Controversial Horror Films

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Whether it’s because of their shocking and graphically violent content or the fact that their marketing strategies just went way too far, these horror films generated controversy along with their scares! WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Horror Films that Stirred the Pot! But what will take the top spot on our list?

#10. “The Blair Witch Project” (1999)
#9. “Snuff” (1976)
#8. “The Last House on the Left” (1972)
#7. “The Human Centipede (First Sequence)” (2009)
#6. “Martyrs” (2008)
#5. “Cannibal Holocaust” (1980)
#4. “I Spit on Your Grave” [aka “Day of the Woman”] (1978)
#3, #2, #1 ?

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10 thoughts on “Top 10 Controversial Horror Films

  1. There’s still controversy to this day surrounding “Cannibal Holocaust”. They shot the movie in the Amazon rain-forest of Colombia with indigenous tribes. Some people still believe that the woman who is on the post is real. The film maker claimed the woman was sitting on a unicycle but they were never able to recreate the scene to make it look that authentic again.

  2. Psycho was also famous for killing what people thought was the protagonist in the first 15 minutes. Like if Scream had said Drew Barrymore was the main star.

  3. While some of these films were actually controversial (a rarity for a watchmojo video about controversial movies/music/games etc.) please do a better job explaining why films such as Last House and I Spit on Your Grave were controversial instead of just saying they’re violent.
    PS: The Human Centipede was not controversial, stop adding it to your lists just for clicks

  4. Listen. The Human Centipede is disturbing as hell, but still watchable. If A Serbian Film isn’t #1 I’m going to be so disappointed. Could barely watch it.

  5. I’ve seen Serbian Film and Human Centipede. Let me tell you, Serbian Film makes Human Centipede look like educational children’s cartoons

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