The Exorcist, Nightmare On Elm Street, The Shining, The Thing, Halloween and The Evil Dead.
Some of the scariest films ever made……
Yet none of these films are as terrifying as Watership Down – also known as the Hampshire Bunny Massacre.
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy (1975-1983)
Shocking Moment: A Farewell to Arms
Despite all being rated U, the original Star Wars trilogy features plenty of violent scenes – most of which involving the frequent dismemberment of hands or arms.
During the battle between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back, Luke’s hand is lopped off at the wrist by a well placed lightsabre swipe. It’s clearly a painful moment for Luke…. But perhaps, not quite as painful as the revelation that follows.
There’s also the cuddly Wampa on Hoth, and in the first Star Wars, we see Obi-Wan Kenobi cut Ponda Baba’s arm off during a scuffle in Mos Eisley Cantina. This obsession with dismemberment is so apparent throughout the films, that the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail wouldn’t be out of place.
This article was first posted on October 6, 2011