Disturbing Images From The Dark Side Of The Entertainment Industry

By Sophia Maddox | October 25, 2023

"Has anybody seen my keys?" Director David Cronenberg and James Woods on the set of "Videodrome" (1983)

We've got something for every ghoul and boy in this assortment of 60 of the most bone-chilling images from pop culture, sure to whip you into a spooky frenzy -- click on, if you dare. Proceed with caution -- you don't want to be the first dude who goes out to investigate the ruckus in the barn, but you don't want to be the Final Girl either, if you know what we mean. Ready, set -- boo.

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Director David Cronenberg (left) is famous for the unsettling things he does to human bodies in his films -- and Videodrome (1983) is a classic example of Cronenberg's make-you-squirm corporeal invasion. The main character Max Renn (played by James Woods) runs a sleazy television station and has a girlfriend who finds pain and mutilation sexually arousing. Woods hallucinates that he's grown a VCR slot in his lower torso, and then the dream comes true. Yes, it's a VCR slot -- a VCR was a recording/playback device they don't make anymore into which one would insert VHS tapes. VHS tapes were these big clunky things we used to watch movies at home before DVDs and streaming. See, the movie was on a tape and you could rent tapes from a place called Blockbuster, which doesn't exist anymore -- oh dear, this movie might not be aging well.

Cute kids in "Village of the Damned" (1960) who are probably not a danger to humanity

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Are these kids alright? No, not at all. They're the mysterious youngsters from the 1960 British sci-fi/horror film Village of the Damned, and there is something very wrong with them. They were conceived at the same time, by different mothers, and no apparent fathers, and were all born on the same day. They grow and learn rapidly; after just three years they are as large and educated as 12-year-olds. And they have a particular appearance -- they dress nicely, they have the same hair color, they move around as a pack, and their eyes are completely vacant and weird. Steer clear of these kids.