Body Horror Films

Body Horror:
A horror film genre in which the main feature is the graphically depicted destruction or degeneration of a human body or bodies.

From Wikipedia
...Such works may deal with disease, decay, parasitism, mutilation, or mutation. Other types of body horror include unnatural movements, or the anatomically incorrect placement of limbs to create 'monsters' out of human body parts. David Cronenberg, Frank Henenlotter, Brian Yuzna, Stuart Gordon, Lloyd Kaufman, and Clive Barker are notable directors of this genre.

I am hoping this list will offer a wider cross-section of body horror films. The classics are here but there are also some lessor-known, perhaps more subtle examples.

Please bear in mind that this list is based on personal interpretation, biased…

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  • Taxidermia
  • Bad Biology
  • Rabid
  • Body Melt
  • Eraserhead
  • The Brood
  • Re-Animator
  • Bride of Re-Animator
  • Basket Case
  • Basket Case 2
  • Basket Case 3
  • Altered States
  • Frankenhooker
  • Splinter
  • Dead Ringers
  • Videodrome
  • Slither
  • Mansquito
  • Tokyo Gore Police
  • Alien
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Thing
  • The Thing
  • Aliens
  • Crash
  • eXistenZ
  • Teeth
  • Sexual Parasite
  • District 9
  • Splice
  • Akira
  • American Mary
  • Antiviral
  • The Blob
  • Beware! The Blob
  • The Blob
  • The Brain
  • Cabin Fever
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
  • From Beyond
  • The Fly
  • Return of the Fly
  • The Fly
  • The Fly II
  • The Hands of Orlac
  • The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
  • The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
  • The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
  • The Incredible Melting Man
  • The Invasion
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Leviathan
  • Marianne
  • Society
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
  • Tetsuo: The Bullet Man
  • Virus
  • Blood Rush
  • Comforting Skin
  • Contracted
  • Zombie Flesh Eaters
  • Shivers
  • Spiral
  • Excision
  • Mutant Girls Squad
  • Henge
  • The Bay
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Burial Ground
  • Drive-In Horrorshow
  • Slices of Life
  • The Unforgiving
  • Psychic Experiment
  • It's Alive
  • It Lives Again
  • It's Alive III: Island of the Alive
  • Possession
  • May
  • Martyrs
  • In My Skin
  • Antichrist
  • Guinea Pig 6: Mermaid in the Manhole
  • Alien Resurrection
  • Prometheus
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • The Howling
  • Demons
  • Army of Darkness
  • The Manster
  • Black Sheep
  • Nightbreed
  • Silent Hill
  • Thinner
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed
  • Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning
  • The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa
  • Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
  • Dagon