10 More Body Horror Fates Worse Than Death

More of those gooey, gory and gruesome fates of the body horror realm.

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Across the pantheon of various horror subgenres, few movies can be as unsettling as a body horror offering.

By their very nature, these films often set out to disturb an audience with their visuals or even simply their off-screen implications. In fact, a quick definition breakdown of body horror (as per Wiki) throws up "a subgenre of horror that intentionally showcases grotesque or psychologically disturbing violations of the human body".


Given the hugely positive response to Amy Rapeer's 10 Body Horror Movie Fates Worse That Death, it seems like the perfect time to revisit this concept and delve a little deeper into some of the more twisted, gruesome fates that have befallen characters in the body horror corner of horror.

As per that previous list, The Beach House, the Soskas' Rabid remake, Society, The Fly, The Human Centipede, Tusk, Contracted, Inseminoid, Splinter and Antiviral are all off the table this time out. But still, there's plenty more body horror happenings to be spotlighted here.

With that in mind, then, here are ten more body horror movie fates that were utterly brutal for those unfortunate souls on the receiving end.

10. The Fly II - Becoming A Gooey Genetic Mess

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While The Fly II may not quite live up to the standards of David Cronenberg's Jeff Goldblum-starring predecessor, this Chris Walas-directed 1989 follow-up still has plenty going for it.

Here, it's Martin Brundle (Eric Stoltz) - the son of Goldblum's Seth Brundle and Geena Davis' Veronica Quaife - who takes centre-stage.

Aging rapidly due to his unique DNA make-up, Martin has the form of a 25-year-old by the time he's only five years of age. With Anton Bartok (Lee Richardson) eager to unlock the secrets of Seth Brundle, he attempts to manipulate young Martin into working out the smarts and science wizardry of his old man's work.

By the end of The Fly II, slimeball Bartok gets his comeuppance in the most gooey, ooey of ways.

With Martin having fully transformed into a humanoid fly by this point, he drags Bartok to a Telepod and undergoes a gene-swapping sequence that once again makes Martin human... but makes a total mess of Bartok.

As we see shortly before The Fly II's credits roll, Richardson's character is now a deformed monstrosity who has to be fed via a straw in a dog bowl; a fitting end for someone who earlier in the film had performed his own twisted genetic experiment on a dog.


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