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Lars Von Trier's Antichrist and Shocking Body Horror Films
Jeremy Allen , July 24th, 2009 13:15

Antichrist's harrowing scenes of genital mutilation have the power to shock even today's desensitised viewers. Jeremy Allen wonders if the controversy is overshadowing this sophisticated drama. Plus The Quietus collect 10 similarly shocking scenes of body horror.



The genius thing about Audition is how it gradually transforms from what appears to be a light romance to an Asia Extreme version of Fatal Attraction. No matter how grim you think it's going to get, you probably won't be prepared for the foot being severed with heavy duty cheese wire. The special effects are subtle and convincing but it's the sounds that make your teeth itch.