Banned Horror Films

Watch scary movies at home or in theaters.

Banned horror films are some of the scariest movies available to watch. Horror films are very popular among all ages of movie fans, especially young adults and teenagers. Why, though, do some people enjoy going to see scary movies so much? Many people like the adrenaline rush that being scared gives you, and some people like seeing the gore that usually goes along with a horror movie. Most horror movies also have very intriguing plots once you get past all of the gore and minute by minute thrills. Lots of scary movies deal with themes, whether directly or metaphorically, such as politics and economics.

List of Banned Horror Films

When a scary movie is particularly gory or disturbing, it might become a banned horror film. Some reasons for a film being banned might be:

  • A lot of blood or gore
  • Excessive violence
  • Controversial themes
  • Excessive nudity or crude language
  • Lawsuits or legal problems

There have been many banned movies over the years including:

  • Absurd
  • Frankenstein
  • Axe
  • The Beyond
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • Forest of Fear
  • I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses
  • Killer Nun
  • Island of Death
  • The Last House on the Left
  • Human Experiments
  • The Devil Hunter
  • Don't Go in the Woods...Alone
  • Evilspeak
  • Expose
  • Face of Death
  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
  • Revenge of the Bogey Man
  • Shotgun Assassin
  • The Slayer
  • Snuff
  • Terror Eyes
  • The Toolbox Murders
  • Night of the Demon
  • Zombie Holocaust
  • Xtro
  • The Werewolf and the Yeti
  • Women Behind Bars
  • Night of the Bloody Apes
  • SS Experiment
  • The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
  • Tenebrae
  • Mardi Gras Massacre
  • Late Night Trains
  • Love Camp 7

Most horror films that are banned in the United States each year are foreign, especially the newer banned films. It is less common for movies to be banned today than it was in the past. The rating system used in the United States usually helps keep a film from being barred, unless there are legal issues as well.

How to Watched Banned Movies

If you want to watch a movie that has been banned, you will not be able to watch it in a movie theater of course. Older prohibited films are usually fairly easy to find, as the bans that kept them out of theaters when they were first released are often lifted, allowing them to be bought and sold easily. If the movie you are looking for is a newer one, then you might have a bit more trouble finding it on DVD. Many barred films from other countries can be bought online, though they may either be untranslated or dubbed over in English. Some places where you can buy a banned, or previously banned, movie are:

Your local video rental store might also carry a few banned films. Video rental stores often sell older or extra movies that they have in stock to make room for newer movies, so you may be able to buy one there. If you just want to rent one, a rental store or Netflix is the perfect option for you. You can also download movies to watch on your computer or iPod on the iTunes Apple store. Watching movies on the go is ideal for those who travel frequently.

Banned Horror Films