Horrifying Banned Films

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The Bunny Game (2012)

The movie contains explicit and unsettling content, resulting in its prohibition in the UK by the British Board of Film Classification, deeming it unsuitable for public viewing. Despite this, The Bunny Game received numerous accolades at the 2011 PollyGrind Film Festival.

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Salò had a short time in theaters in Italy before it was prohibited. Because of its explicit portrayal of young people enduring torture, sexual assault, murder, and other atrocities, the film has been banned in various countries including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Hostel 2 (2007)

The film was banned from theatrical release in various countries, including Germany and New Zealand, due to its graphic scenes of torture, and in 2007, in the UK, politicians argued that possessing images from the movie could be deemed illegal.

I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

The film was banned in many countries, such as Ireland, Norway, Iceland, and West Germany as it “glorified violence against women”, and in other countries, it has been edited so it can be released.

The Last House on the Left (2009)

The film was banned in the UK, and contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t banned in Australia on its initial release, but it wasn’t picked up for distribution due to its graphic and disturbing scenes.

Traces of Death and It's Sequels (1993)

The film has been confiscated by customs authorities in Australia, as according to the country’s written regulations, they offend against the standards of morality, decency, and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be imported.

The Human Centipede 2 (2011)

The film was banned in the UK, arguing that “no amount of cuts” could make the movie acceptable for exhibition (though it was eventually released after being edited), and it continues to be banned in New Zealand.