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The most gruesome films and TV shows of 2022!

Films and TV shows in recent years have pushed the boundaries in terms of the gore and violence they depict on-screen. Gone are the days when scenes that turned one’s stomach often belonged to productions from independent studios that were designed to leave the audience disturbed and horrified. With the dawn of streaming platforms and the relatively lax censorship of online content, filmmakers and showrunners have introduced an element of macabre as a storytelling device.

The most gruesome films and TV shows of 2022!

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  • Nikhil Kumar

Last Updated: 02.02 PM, Nov 03, 2022

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Films and TV shows in recent years have pushed the boundaries in terms of the gore and violence they depict on-screen. Gone are the days when scenes that turned one’s stomach often belonged to productions from independent studios that were designed to leave the audience disturbed and horrified. With the dawn of streaming platforms and the relatively lax censorship of online content, filmmakers and showrunners have introduced an element of macabre as a storytelling device. So for today’s List hai toh hit hai podcast we take a look at some of the most gruesome films and TV shows of 2022! Buckle up for the ride

Barbarian (Disney+ Hotstar)

The first one on the list is the 2022 horror thriller Barbarian. This disturbing film tells the story of a woman who accidentally double-books at an Airbnb. She soon realizes that the house she is staying has hidden horrors and ghastly secrets in the basement. The film features some of the most truly horrifying visuals portrayed on screen this year, and the nauseating secrets about the house make the gore and violence more intense. The film stars Georgina Campbell as the lead with Bill Skarsgård and Justin Long in supporting roles.

The Boys (Amazon Prime Video)

The Amazon Prime Original series The Boys is arguably one of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows in recent years. This anti-superhero story is a satire on the very concept of superheroes and the holier-than-thou’ pedestal they have been placed upon. While the show is universally praised for its social commentary on contemporary politics, it has also earned notoriety for the blood, gore, and violence that is shown on screen in each episode. From exploding heads and genitalia, to graphic nudity, and even forms of paraphilia, it is safe to say that the show has given new meaning to ‘graphic novel’ adaptations.

Fresh (Disney+ Hotstar)

Marvel Cinematic Universe star Sebastian Stan has finally moved on from the shadow of his Winter Soldier character from the Captain America franchise. And his roles have been diverse in range and substance, such as the controversial Tommy Lee in Pam & Tommy and as a cannibalistic serial killer in Fresh. The 2022 film Fresh also features Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones in a lead role as a woman who shockingly discovers that her charming new boyfriend is a cannibal. As one would imagine, the film features gruesome details about human body parts being cooked for consumption.

House of the Dragon

A list of films and TV shows with excessive gore and violence would not be complete if something related to Game of Thrones is not included. The prequel series House of the Dragon, based on the novel Fire and Blood, has possibly taken brutal on-screen killings to new heights. While the disturbing deaths in the new series may not carry the same emotional weight as the original, it certainly makes up for it in terms of how grotesque these scenes are. From heads being sliced clean in half to dismembered body parts, the show will certainly leave the audience mortified. There is even a miscarriage scene shown in graphic detail which is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

The Northman (Amazon Prime Video)

Filmmaker Robert Eggers has made a name for himself as one of the best in the business in recent years with films such as The Lighthouse and The Witch. His latest film, The Northman, may not have been as commercially successful as he would’ve hoped, but it was critically acclaimed upon release. The film offers an unfiltered version of the Vikings, and the brutality and violence that comes with it are also brought to life on screen. The film has stripped away the romanticized sentiment of the Vikings by presenting a darker and far more violent take on Scandinavian history. This involves disturbing scenes featuring guts spilling out, a nose being chopped off, and mass murder of children. Alexander Skarsgård essays the lead role, while Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, and Ethan Hawke are in supporting roles.

X (Amazon Prime Video)

The final title on this list is the 2022 slasher film X. The plot revolves around an adult film crew in 70s America who decide to shoot a pornographic film at a secluded farmhouse in Texas. They soon realize that their elderly hosts have evil intentions and what ensues is a series of brutal deaths that are not certainly meant for the squeamish. If one can sit through the gore and violence, there is a surprisingly well-written film beneath the layers.

Well that's the List hai toh hit hai episode for today on OTTplay , until the next one it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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