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Thursday Movie Picks: Halloween Edition: Body Horror

Welcome to another Halloween themed Thursday Movie Picks, the weekly series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves. This week we have to picks body horror movies. It was pretty tough for me because I haven't seen many films fitting but I gave it a shot anyway. 

Alien (1979)
Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo are attacked by a mysterious life form that eventually grows into a huge monster. At some point a baby alien bursts from the chest of one of the characters killing him. One of the best sci-fi films ever made and still the best of the franchise. 

The Fly (1986)
A brilliant and eccentric scientist is working on teleportation and right when he thinks he's got all figured out, his experiment goes horribly wrong and he transforms into a man/fly hybrid. I loved this movie when I was a kid (I still can't believe my mother let me watch Cronenberg) and I love it even more now because I can really appreciate the genius behind it.

The Skin I Live In (2011)
A doctor is trying to create a type of synthetic skin that can't be damaged and his guinea pig is a mysterious woman locked in his house. I'm sorry but you have to see this for the body horror. I won't spoil it. Anyway, this is one of the most disturbing, unsettling and yet beautiful films I've seen. 

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Thursday Movie Picks: Halloween Edition: Body Horror


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