Horror Movies about Torture and Killings

In horror movies, we witness plentiful killings, torture, and infliction of pain. We also see bloodshed and graphic imagery that all add to the horror elements of a movie. While all films of the horror genre contain gruesome imagery, violence, and bloodshed, some have an abundance of it. So, here we have compiled a list of Horror movies about torture so you can watch them according to your taste. 

Horror Movies about Torture

If you are looking for loathsome and brutal murders, vengeance, and gore retaliation, abuse, and persecution, this list of movies about torture might benefit you. 

Take Back the Night

Release Date: 16 September 2021

Director: Gia Elliot

Cast: Emma Fitzpatrick, Angela Gulner, Jennifer Lafleur, Sibongile Mlambo, Kati Sharp, Natalie D’Amico, Jess Varley, Mecca Morgan White, Chelsea Harris, Shawn M. Richardz

IMDB Rating: 4.5

Movie Plot: It is a women-centric movie about a young girl Jane. One night, on her commute back home, Jane gets violently attacked by a monster. A monster that she later identifies as a dark cloud and flies. She has wound marks across her abdomen and whole body. 

The film depicts her physical wounds as well her mental trauma. The anguish she felt when no one believed the assault, leaving her to question her memory. The movie is all about her quest for justice.

The Girl in Cabin 13

Release Date: 20 August 2021

Director: Brendan Rudnicki

Cast: Chloë Marie Rhoades, Dylan DeVane, Brent Downs, Reggie Johnson, Stuart Maxheimer, Kellan Rudnicki

IMDB Rating: 2.6

Movie Plot: It is a home invasion horror movie. The story revolves around a young social media influencer couple who plan a staycation at a secluded cabin away in the wilderness. Meanwhile, three masked men are stalking them. They broke into their house and hence, started the stream of torture and torment.

The movie revolves around the themes of survival and redemption. Although it is a low-budget movie, it is bound to give you scares. Moreover, it has good acting and a realistic setting in the woods that adds to its credibility.

Like Dogs

Release Date: 1st October 2021

Director: Randy Van Dyke

Cast: Annabel Barrett, Ignacyo Matynia, Ryan Tran, Katy Dore, Shay Denison, Nicole Bleacher, Clay Coleman-Davis, Alan Maxson, Juan Manuel Cabral

IMDB Rating: 4.3

Movie Plot: It is a horror movie full of cringe-worthy imagery of torture and violence that makes you sick to your stomach.

The film revolves around two young university students trapped badly in a behavioral experiment.

Little to their prior knowledge, they get confined in small cages and treated like dogs. The film is full of gothic horrors and violence. Despite being a low-budget movie, it has enough twists and gore to keep you hooked to the movie.


Release Date: 19 March 2021

Director: Camilla Belle, Maritte Lee Go, Joe Sill

Cast: Leonardo Nam, Martina García, Hana Mae Lee, Lauren Miller Rogen, Macy Gray, Ross Partridge, Monique Coleman, Anthony Gonzalez, Alexis Knapp, Charlotte McKinney, Katia Gomez, Benjamin Stockham

IMDB Rating: 3.6/10

Movie Plot: It is a horror anthology movie. The movie is about the fears of five patients who came to a crazed doctor who wanted to test their phobias. Each story is separate yet interlinked. The crazy doctor wants them to experience their fears to create a serum to induce fear.

The five stories deal with five phobias: Vehophobia (fear of car accidents), Ephebiphobia (fear of youth), Robophobia (fear of AI), Hoplophobia (fear of firearms), and Atelophobia (fear of imperfection).

The story is sinister and gruesome, along with many death scares and graphic imagery of torture.


Release Date: 12 January 2021

Director: Adrian Langley

Cast: Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville, Anne-Carolyne Binette, James Hicks, Nick Allan, Blake Canning, Samantha De Benedet, Jonathan Largy

IMDB Rating: 4.6

Movie Plot: It is a horror film about two sadistic butcher brothers Owen and Oswald, who live in the countryside. They also have a secret brother named Ox, who is a disfigured human fed on human meat.

The two brothers kill any human that crosses their path and cut them into tiny pieces. Later those humans are fed to their cannibal brother. Moreover, they tend to keep the women for breeding purposes.

The movie shows many butcherings with graphic and horrific elements that may appeal to horror genre fans.

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Release Date: 24 June 2020 

Director: Il Cho

Cast: Yoo Ah-in, Park Shin-Hye, Hyun-Wook Lee, Oh Hye-won, Jeon Bae-soo, Chae Kyung Lee

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Movie Plot: Alive is a South Korean Zombie movie based on the Hollywood script by the same name by Matt Naylor. 

The story is about a video game player Joon-woo, who is living alone in his family apartment. Suddenly there is a zombie apocalypse in Seoul. Consequently, he remained confined in his home for a long time.

The movie is about his struggle to survive and his deadly encounters with zombies. Things get nasty with the zombies but, there are twists to keep you hooked.

You will surely love this movie if you like the classic, “Train to Busan.”

Don’t Let Them In

Release Date: 10 March 2020

Director: Mike Dunkin

Cast: Amanda Hunt, Rob Murphy, Scott Suter, Amelie Willis, Sophie Willis, Scott Britton, Louis Dunkin, Aidan O’Neill, Michelle Luther

IMDB Rating: 4.5

Movie Plot: It is a home invasion horror movie in the fashion of You’re Next. The story is about two social workers, Karl Stevens, and Jenna Riley. These two social workers plan to meet a former child killer, David Pierce, in an abandoned hotel. Later, things take a nasty turn when three masked men intrude into the building.

It is a low-budget movie shot in a single room yet bound to give you chills.

Play or Die

Release Date: 18 April 2019

Director: Jacques Kluger

Cast: Charley Palmer Rothwell, Koah Edwards, Igor van Dessel, Roxane Mesquida, Marie Zabukovec, Thomas Mustin, Daphné Huynh, Hippolyte de Poucques, Caroline Donnelly, Helena Chambon, Laetitia Chambon

IMDB Rating: 3.7

Movie Plot: It is a Belgian horror movie based on a novel named, Puzzle by Franck Thilliez. It is a movie about a dysfunctional adult, Lucas, who was abused as a child by her mother.

Lucas and her former girlfriend, Chloe, enter a game show named Paranoia to win prize money of million Euros. Little did they know that only one could come out of this game alive. What follows is a series of gruesome murders and a race of survival.

I Spit on Your grave: DEJA VU

Release Date: 23 April 2019

Director: Meir Zarchi

Cast: Jamie Bernadette, Camille Keaton, Maria Olsen, Meir Zarchi, Jim Tavaré, Jonathan Peacy, Jeremy Ferdman, Holgie Forrester, Roy Allen III, Alexandra Kenworthy, Terry Zarchi

IMDB Rating: 2.7

Movie Plot: It is an American rape and revenge horror movie. It is a direct sequel to the cult classic, the original one, “I Spit On Your Grave (1978)”.

The original movie was about a writer Jennifer Hills who was brutally gang-raped and perceived as dead. Later on, she got her revenge by ruthlessly killing all the culprits herself.

In this sequel, we see that after forty years, the families of the murdered culprits came to take revenge on Jennifer Hills and her daughter, Christie.

What follows is mayhem of violence, torture, and nasty and core-shaking brutality.

Daddy’s Girl

Release Date: 5 October 2020

Director: Julian Richards

Cast: Jemma Dallender, Costas Mandylor, Jesse Moss, Britt McKillip, Diana Care, Annie Quigley

IMDB Rating: 4.6

Movie Plot: The movie is about a deranged war veteran John Stone and her daughter, Zoe. John has kept her stepdaughter captive for many years. She also appears to be her alliance in his evil deeds.

Later, we know that he is a serial killer who abducts girls at the bar and savagely kills them.

It is a story of incest, killings, violence, abuse, and torture on random girls.

So above, we have compiled a list of ten of the most core shaking, spine-chilling movies about torture, butchery, and violence that may disgust many and please some die heart fans of the horror genre. And as they say that encountering violence on-screen makes us deal with our fears.

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