Horror Movies Banned For Being Too Scary

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Freedom of speech is just an art so people can push their boundaries and reveal new things that are not imaginable. And in this list, you can find Horror Movies Banned For Being Too Scary.

We all like to watch cinemas and especially horror movies. These kinds of movies always explain the psychology of people and how they can be worst if they won’t be taken care of properly.

Many horror movies are banned and won’t show in many countries until the date. So here is the list of horror movies banned for being too scary.

I Spit On Your Grave:

I Spit On Your Grave

This movie was released in 1978, and according to that time, it was obvious that this movie would be banned because, at that time, people were not so liberal and open-minded to accept the movie like this.

The story of this movie is about a woman who was raped brutally, and then Jennifer gets revenge on that person who raped her. She killed him brutally, and there was lots of violence. When the film was released, the critics didn’t like it, and Roger Ebert said that “so sick, reprehensible and contemptible.”

The movie was banned in Canada, the U.K., Australia, Ireland, and Germany. In the 1990s, the movie was available in the U.K. to watch, and in Australia also, the movie was released in a censored form, and in Germany, the banned was removed in 2004.

But in Ireland, the movie is still banned, and it never got released, but still, it is available online, and illegal copies are available to watch.

Cannibal Holocaust:

Cannibal Holocaust

This is another banned horror movie because this movie has lots of violent scenes of killing animals and people. The killing scene of people is fake, but they killed 6-7 animals on the screen to give it a real look in the movie.

It was banned in many countries due to its violent scenes. The director Ruggero Deodato was also arrested by the Italian government shortly after the release of this movie and killed animals on the screen.

He also hid the actors of this film to give hype to the movie that all the things were real, but he had to bring all the actors to the public to avoid the prison.

The real animal killings still led to the film being banned by Italian authorities, a judgment echoed by Australia, Norway, Finland, and New Zealand. In the U.K., the movie was released in a censored form, and it won’t allow more copies.

The Human Centipede (All the Series):

The Human Centipede

The Human Centipede is a very notorious movie in the series. The first movie was released and passed easily, but the second part was banned in the U.K. and many other countries. In Australia, it was released with 30-second cuts, and in the U.K., it was later passed with 2 minutes cuts.

The movie is still banned in New Zealand, but the third part wasn’t banned anywhere else.

Land of the Dead:

Land of the Dead

This movie was banned immediately before its release because it has lots of sexually explicit content. It was based on a Ukraine famine story in 1933 in Ukraine.

The story rounds about there, and it was still banned in Ukraine. The U.K. and other countries also banned it and considered this movie classified for teens.

The movie was released in 2005, but it opened the 72 years of old wounds of people’s emotions which is not good for the image. The countries allowing this movie to release were cut a few scenes and then released.

A Serbian Film:

A Serbian Film

A Serbian Film is an award-winning movie in many places, and it is the most horrific movie in the horror movie industry. The movie is sadistic and shows many explicit scenes such as sexual abuse, rape, murder of a newborn infant, sex with a corpse, and so on.

It’s far from surprising that it’s been banned in Germany, Norway, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Spain, and Singapore. These countries will allow this movie if it is censored, and the director won’t like it.

In Spain, the movie was banned, and the director was also arrested for the charges of showing child pornography. The prosecution’s case was such an overreach that the film’s director, Srdjan Spasojevic, claimed “those prosecutors have no clue what child pornography means,” adding that the sequences “weren’t made to be arousing in any way, but depicting the pure horror and brutality of innocence being ruthlessly defiled.”

Salò, or 120 Days of Sodom:

120 Days of Sodom

This movie was also very horrifying and full of all kinds of sexual abuse, rape scenes, and torture. In this movie, a group of the child was sexually abused and forced to do unwanted things.

The movie was released in 1975, and from that day, it was banned in the U.K., New Zealand, and Australia.

In 2010 the banned was removed from Australia with few cuts of the scenes, and they allowed only theatrical release.

Traces of Death:

Traces of Death

This horror movies banned due to nationalistic issues; the United Kingdom banned it because they found that the movie is not realistic and uses very offensive words against the nations. They said that there is no “journalistic, educational, or another justifying context for the images shown,” images described as “shocking and distressing” with a “lack of any justifying context.”

In Australia, the whole series was banned because it was not according to the written regulations in Australia. They “offend against the standards of morality, decency, and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be imported.”

The movie is still banned in these two countries, and nobody knows if the government will ever allow them to remove this ban.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Series:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

This movie is horrifying, a psychological thriller and horror movie, making people hate it. The movie is based on a psychopath killer. Who kills people with a chainsaw and has traumatic issues with her mother.

The killer had an abusive mother who tortured her and asked him to murder people with the chainsaw. And he did this to satisfy her mother and remove his frustration.

The movie has many murder scenes, and it is very popular in many countries. But after all these horrific scenes, it was banned in many countries.

Australia, Brazil, Chile, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine, and West Germany all put forth efforts to keep the low-budget horror picture down.

The sequel also has to face some problems in releasing the movie. But the movie gained popularity through DVD videos, and people watch it at home.

It took 20 years for Australia to remove such kind of banned from the movie. Because they knew that people already watched it in their homes, so finally, they removed it. But in other countries, the banned remains.

The Evil Dead:

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead series also has to face many problems while released because it has many obscene articles already written.

The board members were divided into two categories after watching the film. With the board “divided between those who felt the film was so ridiculously ‘over the top’ that it could not be taken seriously, and those who found it ‘nauseating.'”

In the U.K., the banned was not removed until 2001, after the trial with the religious critics and pro-family prosecutors. They decided that film was not so even against the religion.

The Exorcist:

The Exorcist

The movie was based on a true story of a 12-year-old girl. Whose body was captured by an evil force, and it conducts horrifying acts.

This movie is also banned from the U.K. and many other countries because it has many horrifying scenes. It also offended the church community as they failed to remove evil force from the girl, and she died horrifying.

After its release, the 30 years the movie was banned was removed from the U.K. It is legal to watch this movie at home, but you can watch it at once.



This movie was also banned because the movie was banned on a true story of a boy who was kidnapped. Then he was trained to murder new infant babies.

This is the actual story, and the legal association is very ashamed of it, and the movie was banned. The real-life crime was so shocking that Mikey was deemed guilty by association.

Faces of Death:

This movie was banned in 46 countries because there were many faked death scenes. And it showed a cult performing the rituals to fulfill their tasks.

In such rituals, they faked the animals’ death scenes, but it still shows other explicit scenes. Which are unsuitable for the general audience, and the movie is completely banned from the theaters.


Well, the list of Horror Movies Banned For Being Too Scary is small, but these are the most popular ones. After the release of these movies, you can also find lots of movies that are not good to watch and impact the health of the people.

We will be back with more such stories that may help you to choose the one to watch. If you have already tried these movies, let us know how you feel and what you would like to add.

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