Body horror


Body horror

Body horror, or biological horror, is horror fiction in which the horror is principally derived from a sense of physical "wrongness" with the body.Fact|date=September 2008

Notable films

*"Alien" (1979)http://www.horrorfilmhistory.com/index.php?pageID=1980s]
*"Altered States" (1980)
*"Possession" (1981)
*"The Thing" (1982)
*"Videodrome" (1983)
*"Guinea Pig (film series)" (1985)
*"Re-Animator" (1985)
*"The Fly" (1986)
*"Hellraiser" (1987)
*"Brain Damage" (1988)
*"Society" (1989)
*""Jacob's Ladder" (1990)
*"Body Melt" (1993)

ee also

* Horror as a genre
* Morphological freedom
* Biopunk, which can cross over into body horror
* New French Extremity
* Psychological horror
* Splatter film

References

External links

* [http://www.mediaknowall.com/Horror/eighties.html Inside Out: Body Horror]


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