When people talk about violence in media influencing children, they usually mean that violent TV shows, movies, and video games make people want to commit violent acts. The assumption is that what is presented onscreen is appealing, because it is represented in a stylized manner that distances the audience from the actual effects of violence. But inside that idea lurks a darker secret: if watching violent images incites viewers to violence rather than repulsing them, does that mean that the people who worry about violent films believe that humans are inherently violent? But regardless of the psychological motivators for watching violent films and TV shows, it is undeniable that violence (and particularly gore) carries with it a certain fascination. Whether it's fun and cartoonish violence like Tom and Jerry and Kung Fu Hustle or dark and probing violence like in the Saw series, watching simulated acts of bodily damage is oddly intriguing. Fight scenes already carry with them the connotation of physical harm, but what happens when the fight scene you are watching is more excruciating than enjoyable? This article is focused on the fights that result in an uncomfortable amount of gore in cinema and television - the sequences that burrowed under your nails, behind your eyes and beneath your skin, and made a profoundly visceral impact. Needless to say, you wouldn't want to see them re-enacted in the safety of your home. In the interest of narrowing down the list, there are no scenes involving gunfights, shootouts, or explosions: the focus here is on direct combat.