Which Horror Movies are the Weirdest?
The horror movie industry has brought us some seriously twisted creations. It is very clear, however, that some of these movies invented a whole new kind of strange. In fact, many of the newer movies have very effectively pushed back the threshold for the grotesque and bizarre. From abortion babies that survived to come back on a deformed vengeful kill-fest, to animal bones in human furniture littering the Sawyer house, there are some pretty outrageous scenes out there! So, which of these very many bizarre terrors makes the list of the strangest horror movies of all time? The latest Horror Enthusiast survey reveals the weirdest horror movies ever to grace the screen!
List of the Most Bizarre and Strangest Horror Movies
This is a list of the most bizarre and strangest horror movies ever made. They are ranked in order of weirdness!
The Human Centipede (2009)
The Human Centipede brings a whole new level of “sick and twisted” to horror. The antagonist, a crazy scientist, collects tourists to mutilate and rearrange them into a single being: a human centipede, connected by the oral and anal orifices. The movie is so gross, it is honestly a little sickening even typing about it! Body Horror at it’s worst.
Red Christmas (2016)
Ever wonder if a baby could survive an abortion? What would happen if it did and came back deformed and in a rage many years down the road with a serious chip on his shoulder? Red Christmas is about a terrifying plot for revenge that absolutely shatters one family’s holiday season!
Society is a cult-favorite and all-around weird. It is part dark comedy, despite most people seeing mostly just the horror. The plot centers around a teenaged boy who finds out his parents are a part of a bizarre second life full of sadistic orgies. Society is one of the weirdest horror movies out there, though quite graphic.
A girl who is practicing abstinence has a biological evolution and her vagina grows teeth (dantata). These teeth become a sexual nightmare for many a men who she encounters. Ultimately, this is one of the weirdest horror movies out there.
House is about a Vietnam veteran-turned-writer who spends some time in his aunt’s house after she passes, trying to cope with the past and the loss of his son. He winds up believing his son is still alive and that “the house” has got him. And this haunted house literally comes to life in the weirdest, most bizarre ways!
The Village (2004)
The Village is seriously strange. The entire plot surrounds omnious, weird events that transpire in a secret and isolated village. While the village countryside may seem peaceful and serene, what happens there is…well, not so chill. The Village definitely makes the list of the strangest horror movies of all time.
Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
This movie is a twisted story from hell…a true nightmare that the protagonist seemingly cannot wake up from. In terms of weirdness, there is always something happening which has the audience left befuddled and wide-eyed. The plot is absolutely filled with “strange” and “confusing,” so try to keep up
The Wickerman (1973)
The Wickerman is about a detective’s search for a missing girl on a remote island. He finds the people that live there to have some pretty strange practices and the entire movie is a mental work out. The movie was remade in 2006 with Nicholas Cage, however, many people consider the remake much worse than the original (sorry Cage). To be clear here: it isn’t weird because it’s Pagan-related, it’s weird because it’s weird!
The People Under The Stairs (1991)
The People Under The Stairs is a pretty strange idea. A wealthy, affluent couple decide to try and find the perfect son by kidnapping kids, adopting them, and cutting out their tongues when they are bad. These mutilated kids are stored under the stairs, in the basement, where it is dark and filthy. The victims are kept so malnourished that they are scary as hell to encounter!
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre may seem slightly out of place on the list, just because it has had so many sequels that no one considers it weird anymore, however, making furniture out of dead people IS WEIRD! Littering animal bones all over the floors of a house IS STRANGE. And making masks and dinner out of the victims is TRULY BIZARRE; And thus Texas Chainsaw Massacre rightfully deserves a place on this list, no matter how weird things have gotten!
A Few Final Notes…
Remember, horror movie preference (and all preference in general) is both relative and subject to change. This means that what one person considers strange or bizarre, may seem quite normal to another. It also means that a horror movie we once considered weird may eventually warm up to our taste with time. This type of evolution is very common when it comes to the horror movie industry, as society as a whole tends to become more jaded as time moves forward. This is due to the fact that newer horror movies always feel the need to out-gore and out-scare their predecessors. Thus (for example) a 60-year-old man looking back at the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and admit to himself “You know, I used to think this movie was super graphic back in the day when it was originally released, but now it seems a little tame.” In fact it doesn’t even make the list of horror villains with the most kills. When it comes to bizarre and strange, taste and tolerance will most certainly very between horror fans and overtime.
Tritone’s love of horror and mystery began at a young age. Growing up in the 80’s he got to see some of the greatest horror movies play out in the best of venues, the drive-in theater. That’s when his obsession with the genre really began—but it wasn’t just the movies, it was the games, the books, the comics, and the lore behind it all that really ignited his obsession. Tritone is a published author and continues to write and write about horror whenever possible.